about the
international housewares association (iha)

Welcome to the International Housewares Association (IHA), a full-service trade association dedicated to promoting the sales and marketing of housewares since 1938 (formerly known as the National Housewares Manufacturers Association – NHMA®).  The International Housewares Association (IHA) – the world’s Home Authority – is strategically positioned to connect, inform, support and enable its international membership to lead in the global marketplace.

At the center of IHA’s activities is sponsorship of the International Home & Housewares Show— a world-class trade show held annually at McCormick Place in Chicago. The International Housewares Association also assists its members throughout the year by offering global opportunities in the international arena, by providing business solutions for operating more profitably, and by developing reliable industry resources for growing your business.

Take Advantage of IHA's Programs and Services

Enjoy the benefits such as discounted space at the International Home & Housewares Show, Free year-round listing on IHA’s website and discounts on essential business services.

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Grow Your International Business

After joining IHA, look to this special interest group to help you sell your products internationally by sharing information, providing networking opportunities and offering programs to assist, support and educate.

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Chief Officers Reaching Excellence

CEO's of IHA Member Companies
can join this unique group of professionals current business trends, new channel developments, personal challenges, new product or business growth ideas.

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