October 6-7, 2016
Rosemont, IL USA


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Navigating Transitional Times...Through Political, Economic and Cultural Shifts

CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.



2016 CHESS Speakers



Vice President of Retail Logistics









CHESS AGENDA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6


Phil Brandl
President/CEO, IHA

Dan Raftery
CHESS Facilitator

10:00 am

10:15 am


Charlie Cook
Political Analyst and Publisher of the Cook Political Report

11:15 am

12:15 pm

1:45 pm


Bernard Baumohl
Chief Global Economist The Economic Outlook Group

2:15 pm

3:45 pm

The Capital Grille
5340 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

6:00 pm



CHESS AGENDA - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7


Dana Telsey
Telsey Advisory Group
CEO & Chief Research Officer

8:00 am

9:15 am


Scott Sanders, esq.
Sales Commission Enforcers

9:45 am

9:45 am

12:00 pm


Dan Raftery
CHESS Facilitator

1:00 pm

2:15 pm

2:30 pm

2016 CHESS Sponsors








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For additional information, please contact please contact Isabel Barabicho at ibarabicho@housewares.org.





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