The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home + housewares products industry. IHA provides the world-class show marketplace, the International Home + Housewares Show, facilitation of global commerce, housewares industry market data and facilitation of industry standards.

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.

September 15-17, 2019

The Guild Hotel, San Diego


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 the chief officers of IHA's most prominent member companies. The program includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.

September 24-25, 2019

The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Oak Brook, Illinois

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Where price and functionality meet design and lifestyle. Where retailers and manufacturers connect around innovation and consumer trends. Where individual products and display elements come together to create thoughtful environments that drive sales. Where the industry gets inspired!

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