October 6-7, 2016 | Chicago, IL USA
The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont


Join your CEO colleagues at the strategic and networking event of the year — a senior-level conference for industry decision-makers! Access industry experts directly...share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods leaders...wine and dine with your industry colleagues.


Sponsors

VIP SPONSOR
LeSaint Logistics
www.LeSaint.com

At LeSaint Logistics, we understand that houseware manufacturers need 3PLKnowHow™ to get their goods to stores and customers quickly and efficiently. That’s why we’ve been named a Top 3PL by Inbound Logistics magazine for more than a decade.  Find out more about how we’re advancing fulfillment in the Housewares and Retail industry at www.LeSaint.com

E-Power Marketing
www.epower.com

Housewares consumer behavior is changing due to technological, political, economic and cultural shifts. Your marketing strategies need to evolve with those shifts. To be successful today, you need to understand the way housewares consumers are learning about and shopping for your products, then align your marketing strategies with that journey. Our team of Online Marketing experts can help you better reach your target audience and create an impactful online presence that generates measurable results. From brand awareness to purchase and beyond, E-Power Marketing has the experience and expertise to turn your marketing budget into an investment that really pays off. We can’t wait to learn more about your brand and goals. Let’s talk today! www.epower.com

The International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) is a not-for-profit shippers association formed to benefit companies belonging to the International Housewares Association. A flexible and responsive supply chain is vital to sustaining a competitive advantage and profitable growth in a global economy. The shipping solutions facilitated by IHSA not only improve a company’s total supply chain performance, they create stability that delivers consistent value to a member’s customers and stakeholders. Unlike competitors, IHSA’s business model allows the Association to focus on members’ business, not on IHSA’s profit. For more information, visit www.housewares.org/iha/global/ihsa.aspx

NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders. NSF's Consumer Products Division provides certification, testing, consulting, auditing and regulatory compliance services for national and store brand consumer products. NSF also works with manufacturers and retailers to develop customized protocols covering a product's unique health, safety, quality and regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.nsf.org

EzCom Software
www.eZComsoftware.com

Suppliers want to build great relationships with their trading partners and eZCom’s Lingo provides the best EDI platform. Lingo is an easy to use and easy to deploy solution with award-winning and free customer support and training, automatic document compliance, drop ship, multiple integration options, trading partners galore, and even more features that make EDI processing fast and right. As you grow and your needs expand, Lingo grows with you. Find out how to supercharge your EDI and grow your trading partner relationships at www.eZComsoftware.com

SmartBrief
www.smartbrief.com

Housewares SmartBrief is a free daily e-newsletter that delivers essential manufacturing, marketing and retail industry news to over 16,000 opt-in subscribers in the industry. SmartBrief is curated by expert editors to provide summaries of relevant business topics. Each issue also includes two news items about IHA- or Housewares Show-related information. Stay up-to-date on breaking news headlines that affect the housewares industry. Reach retail buyers and potential new customers through advertising opportunities in Housewares SmartBrief. Sign-up for this free e-newsletter today to stay informed! www.smartbrief.com

OwnerIQ
www.ownerIQ.com

A new form of cooperation is emerging between brands and retailers. This comes in the form of audience targeting data, or more specifically known as “second-party data," which provides transparency, scalability, and relevancy for your digital advertising, and drives outcomes at retail. Brand websites are key destinations in a shopper's path to purchase. Yet until now, brands were only able to leverage a small portion of their website audience to drive sales. If you’re selling through the retail channel, you’re also presented with the challenges of competing for shelf-space, the constant need to support retailer’s sales efforts, and on-going requests for MDF or co-op. Fortunately, the world has evolved. A new platform now exists to give brands the ability to leverage their full audience asset for driving direct to consumer sales on their own website and empower key resellers to connect with qualified shoppers and drive sell-through of your brand. ownerIQ’s Cooperative Audience Exchange (CoEx), enables over 600+ retailer, brand and ecommerce partners to safely and securely transform the audience browsing behavior on their website into rich advertising targets to drive retail outcomes. ownerIQ was recently named as CIOReview Magazine’s Top 50 Retail Solutions, 2015 Ad Age BtoB Best Awards, Digiday Signal Awards, Boston Business Journal's Hottest Tech Companies to Watch, and Editor's Choice Award from Shopper Marketing Magazine. For more information, visit www.ownerIQ.com.