The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home products industry. IHA provide the world-class show marketplace, the International Home + Housewares Show, facilitation of global commerce, industry market data and facilitation of industry standards.
The Association is guided by long-range planning. The result of that is a definitive action plan, which is summarized in the following five-point mission statement.
The first point of the mission is to create and build the premier global marketplace for home products, the International Home + Housewares Show. We are identifying opportunities for growth by seeking out and responding to feedback from our buying audience, engaging exhibitors to make their Show more meaningful, employing technology to support buyer-seller communication and strengthening our international outreach.
Our second goal is to understand and engage the global retail community. We are focusing on seeking input from our industry’s retailers globally, providing them with information and services, developing support for the gourmet trade and facilitating international trade development through an on-going series of member missions that offer one-to-one meetings with key retailers around the globe.
Our third goal is to be The Home Authority. Through a variety of initiatives we are striving to develop meaningful industry data, advocating for the industry and proving business intelligence for members.
Our fourth strategic goal is to provide facilitation of industry guidelines and business practices. IHA will facilitate the creation of appropriate industry-wide standards that allow industry participants to gain greater efficiencies and better meet the needs of their business partners.
Our fifth goal is to be open to alliances that benefit the industry. We take a proactive stance regarding alliances that would be of benefit to the International Home + Housewares Show and to the industry.
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.
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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