September 17-19
Miami, FL


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The essential annual meeting for sales professionals and companies looking to grow their international business.

The IBC Global Forum brings together strategic planning and pragmatic international information to facilitate sales and business development in key export markets. Extensive networking with housewares buyers, industry professionals and seasoned IBC members presents vast opportunities to increase your housewares industry network and sales.


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Retailer & Distributor Presentations

IBC Global Forum Attendees learn from key international retailers and distributors as they present overviews of their sales operations and buying practices. Find out how to make product introductions and what these important buyers look for when they select new products.

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Networking Events

The IBC Global Forum presents networking opportunities designed to find answers and solutions to your global business questions. Networking receptions, dinners and Strategic Problem Solving sessions allow participants to discuss key international topics with other non-competitive housewares industry professionals. This is the ideal opportunity share your knowledge and experience as you find answers to your own challenges.


General Schedule

Sunday, September 17
4:40 - 5:30 PM                IBC 101 (New to Export/New to Global Forum)
6:00 - 9:00 PM                Networking Reception/Dinner

Monday, September 18
9:00 - 9:30 AM                Welcome & Introductions
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM         Executive Education
2:00 - 3:15 PM                Strategic Networking Session
3:30 - 4:15 PM                Market Overview: Latin America
4:15 - 5:00 PM                Market Overview: Japan
6:00 - 9:00 PM                Networking Dinner

Tuesday, September 19
9:00 - 9:45 AM                Retail Overview: Latin America
9:45 - 10:30 AM              Market Overview: Korea
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM     Strategic Networking Session
1:00 - 1:45 PM                Retail Overview: UK
1:45 - 2:30 PM                Retail Overview: India
2:45 - 3:30 PM                Market Overview: Mexico
3:30 - 4:00 PM                IBC General Meeting
4:00 PM                           Farewell

Speakers, program and agenda subject to change without notice.

For additional information, please contact Lori Szudarek at Lszudarek@housewares.org.