The International Housewares Association (IHA) has introduced an online process for submitting topics for educational sessions at The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market in 2020.
Retailers, trend forecasters and marketers, intellectual property attorneys and designers, along with experts in branding, packaging, smart home and artificial intelligence (AI) issues are invited to submit proposals for presentations in the Innovation Theater, Smart Talks Stage and Inventors Revue at the 2020 Show. Deadline for submissions is September 16, 2019.
The Inspired Home Show, formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, will be held from March 14-17, 2020 in Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. Along with the more than 2,200 exhibitors, the Show features world-class education on the latest industry topics and issues to help attendees grow their business. Speakers for the Innovation Theater, Smart Talks Stage and Inventors Revue, come from within and outside of the housewares industry.
Innovation Theater presentations address topics on new product development and launch including trends in consumer behaviour and purchasing; design of products, packaging and retail environments; social media management; branding; intellectual property protection; targeting international and emerging markets; and trends in Internet of Things/Connected/Smart Home products. The 50-minute sessions occur every hour over the four Show days.
Smart Talks is a series of short conversations meant to introduce people and ideas in the connected products category, which is of growing importance in the housewares industry. Sessions are more of a ‘fireside chat’ conversation format and take place every 25 minutes during the Show on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Speakers can address any aspect of IoT including AI; security; consumer research findings; user experience design; food and cooking; health-related systems and products; retail applications; B2C consumer engagement; and B2B supply chain management.
The Inventors Revue features topics of interest to makers and inventors. It includes developing that great idea; how to bring your product to market/marketing distribution; patent and trademark education; fulfilment housing; the importance of packaging your product; presenting to retailers; thinking outside the box; marketing through social media; branding; product development; and trends and colour. Sessions are scheduled throughout the Show’s four days.
More information and details on submitting a request for presentation for all three education areas are available at TheInspiredHomeShow.com/showpresentations. Further information on the Show and registering for a Show badge is available at TheInspiredHomeShow.com.
Words by Katie Streten Experiential Strategy Director, VMLY&R COMMERCE Throughout the last year,June 13, 2021 | By Shruthi Nair
UAE-based grocery retail chain, Grandiose has opened its first hypermarket in Abu
UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand
Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the
UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels
The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th
UAE-based Lulu Group recently inaugurated its first-ever all-female staff store in Jeddah,
Jones the Grocer, the gourmet grocer and cheese retailer launches the Jones
UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets is hosting a two-week food festival at select
Locally-owned supermarket Spinneys has launched its ‘Power of Plants’ initiative in the
Carrefour UAE has launched “Cookit Yourself” — a curated recipe box created
UAE-based Al Islami Foods, one of the largest frozen food companies in
Marks & Spencer’s plant-based range now offers over 25 vegan products including meat-free
Anthropologie, the US label known for its bohemian wear and eclectic home
Global e-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it has struck a deal
French luxury conglomerate LVHM’s chairman, Bernard Arnault on Monday replaced Jeff Bezos
Amazon.com Inc. will supplant Walmart Inc. as the biggest U.S. retailer by 2025, according to
The once powerful department stores that anchored malls and streets around the
Who isn’t a sucker for discounts? Customers today are spoiled for choice
The various e-commerce and virtual retail stores that cater to different product
A private helicopter carrying the chairman and managing director of Lulu Group,
According to a new report by GlobalData, the penetration of online sales
In a 180-degree turn from 2020, retailers’ expansion plans are outpacing plans
Research by GlobalData found that eBay’s job postings in the US and
UAE-based PAN Emirates Home Furnishings has launched its third store in Al