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Saturday's Events

Date: Event or Display: Time + Location: Briefcase:
Sat
3/14
Special Events
New Exhibitor Preview
Buyers and news media can start their Show early with a visit to the New Exhibitor Preview before the Show opens. Take advantage of this opportunity to see new products from 90 first-time exhibitors.
8:00 AM -
10:00 AM

South Building, S100
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Sat
3/14
Special Events
2020 Trending Today Preview: Sustainability
Featuring 60 current and new exhibitors with products designed and developed with eco-friendly materials and principles that consumers are seeking out. Open to buyers and news media only.
8:00 AM -
10:00 AM

South Building , S100
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
Welcome to the Inventors Revue
IHA - Introductions and Welcome Speeches
10:00 AM -
10:20 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
Intellectual Property At Home: Protecting Housewares Through Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
Randy Huis, Volpe & Keonig PC, Intellectual Property Attorneys
10:30 AM -
11:15 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Cooking Theater
Joshua Dusk-Peebles, Counter Culture Coffee
10:30 AM -
11:15 AM

South Building, S2482
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Sat
3/14
Smart Talks
Anticipatory Marketing with Connected Devices
Jeff Mau, Digitas, and Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett
11:00 AM -
11:20 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
How Authentic Health and Wellness Efforts Help Build Trust and Relationships with Customers
Kim Kircherr, K2 Outcomes LLC
11:30 AM -
12:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Cooking Theater
Greg Wade, Publican Quality Bread
11:30 AM -
12:15 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
How To Make The Perfect Pitch
Elliot Brackett, Co-Founder & CEO, Exceptional Products, Inc.
11:30 AM -
12:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
Innovating a Family Business: Retail Evolution in the Columbian Market
Susana Cheng
12:30 PM -
1:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Cooking Theater
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill
12:30 PM -
1:15 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
Boutiques, Buyers & Business: Independent store owners discuss their strategies on how to compete with big box, Amazon, etc...
Moderator: Catherine Del Spina; Adam Badaway, Posh
12:30 PM -
1:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Smart Talks
Connecting by Creating a Culture of Well-Being
Kim Kirchherr, K2 Outcomes LLC
1:00 PM -
1:20 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Smart Talks
The Smart Home Should Enhance, Not Interfere with Your Lifestyle
Paul Williams, GE Lighting
1:30 PM -
1:50 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Cooking Theater
Martha Stewart, Gibson Overseas, Inc.
1:30 PM -
2:15 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
Sweeping Fakes Under the Rug: Are You Turning a Blind Eye to Counterfeits?
Daniel Shapiro, Red Points
1:30 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
Sweeping Fakes Under the Rug: Are You Turning a Blind Eye to Counterfeits?
Daniel Shapiro, Red Points
1:30 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
U.S. Patent Office Panel: Resources for Inventors
Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Outreach & Program Specialist; Dennis Forbes, USPTO; Scott Baldwin, Trademark Attorney, USPTO
1:45 PM -
2:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Cooking Theater
Matthew Card, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street
2:30 PM -
3:15 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
Revolutionizing Materials: Teaming Up to Meet Consumer Demand for Sustainable Plastics
Courtland Jenkins, Eastman; Phil Notheis, CamelBak
2:30 PM -
3:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
The Perfect Product Launch - A 10 Day Plan
Luke Peters, CEO, Retail Brand & Newair
2:45 PM -
3:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Innovation Theater
Understand the People Behind the Numbers to Position Your Brand and Drive Loyalty
Joeffrey Trimmingham and Paitra Russell, Philip Reese
3:30 PM -
4:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sat
3/14
Inventors Revue
Pitch to the Pros
Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Jim Norris, Canadian Tire; Eddie Sutton, Vanderbilt Home Collections; Edison Nation
3:30 PM -
5:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sat
3/14
Special Events
HYPE! Housewares Young Professionals Event
Young Home + Housewares Professionals are invited to join their industry peers in a casual and fun environment full of music, cocktails and conversation.
5:00 PM -
6:30 PM

Grand Ballroom, South Hall, S100
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Sunday's Events

Date: Event or Display: Time + Location: Briefcase:
Sun
3/15
Special Events
IHA MarketWatch
IHA, NPD and Springboard Insights
IHA, NPD and Springboard Futures present the five consumer trends that will guide home + housewares purchases in the next 12-24 months and provide insights on how every product category can take advantage of these trends.
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

South Building Level 1, Grand Ballroom, S100
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Inside Trademarks - Understanding & Overview
Scott Baldwin, Trademark Attorney, USPTO
8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
2021 Trends Impacting Householders
Kate Usher, TrendBible
9:30 AM -
10:20 AM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Pitch To The Pros
Jim DeBetta, We Know Inventing; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Luke Peters, Retail Band & Newair; Edison Nation; Pamela Mical, Honey-Can-Do International
9:30 AM -
11:15 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Paula, Jamie & Bobby Deen, Supply Chain Sources LLC
10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

South Building, S2382
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Sun
3/15
Smart Talks
Best Practices for Introducing A Smart Home Product for Direct-to-Consumer Online Sales
Geoff Crain, Kingstar Media
10:30 AM -
10:50 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
The Sale Doesn't End at the Register: Understand the Power of User Experience in Growing your Brand
Richard Babick, Janine Michalek and Jane Freiman, Design Research
10:30 AM -
11:20 AM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Takashi Yagihashi, Tabo Sushi & Noodles
11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

South Building, S2482
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Angel Investing 101: What to Know and How to Get One!
Sandy Cleary, Founder & CEO and Dara Trujillo, CMO, SLC Group Holdings
11:15 AM -
12:00 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
Are There Counterfeits in Your Supply Chain?
Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute
11:30 AM -
12:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Smart Talks
Is Your Microwave Listening? Privacy and Legal Issues in the Smart Home
Michael Graif, Mintz, P.C.
11:30 AM -
11:50 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Fabio Viviani, Bialetti
12:00 PM -
12:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Target Funding - A Proven System to Get the Money & Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business
Kedma Ough, MBA & Author
12:15 PM -
1:15 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
The Limitless Opportunity of Seasonal Trends
Michelle Lamb and Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf, The Trend Curve
12:30 PM -
1:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Ming Tsai, Ming East - West
1:00 PM -
1:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Building Housewares Brands with Brand Response TV
Presented by Hawthorne
Karla Crawford Kerr; Allison Fishman, Dremel, RotoZip and Bosch; Catherine-Gail Reinhard, Storebound, Dash and Sobro; Steven Yde, Wahl Clipper Corp.
1:15 PM -
2:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
Leverage Category Insights to Uncover Opportunities
Peter Greene, Numerator
1:30 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Smart Talks
Navigating Growth in the Smart Home Industry: Holistic Marketing
David Hernandez, lotus823
1:30 PM -
1:50 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Smart Talks
Bye Bye Filters: The Future Smart Air Purification Technology
Yan Zhang, Air Dog USA
2:00 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Shauna Sever, Nordic Ware
2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sun
3/15
Smart Talks
Get Smart About Digital and Omnichannel
John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce
2:30 PM -
2:50 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
SHARK TANK
Mindy Zemrak, Supervising Casting Producer for Shark Tank
2:30 PM -
3:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
Trends at the Crossroads: Sharpen Your Focus
Patti Carpenter, carpenter + company/Trendscope
2:30 PM -
3:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Bernard Guillas, Ferrum Technology Corporation
3:00 PM -
3:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Sun
3/15
Inventors Revue
Pitch To The Pros
Dave Bartos, Endure Productive; Robert Yusim, Product Council; Sharon Weisman, Licensing International; Trish Dowling, All Star Products; Edison Nation; Allesandra Hankinson, The Grommet
3:30 PM -
5:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Sun
3/15
Innovation Theater
Build Your Digital Tool-Kit To Crush Cross-Channel E-Commerce Sales
David Wilson, Zozimus
3:30 PM -
4:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Sun
3/15
Cooking Theater
Erick Williams, Virtue Restaurant
4:00 PM -
4:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Monday's Events

Date: Event or Display: Time + Location: Briefcase:
Mon
3/16
Special Events
The Home + Housewares Consumer 2030
Tom Mirabile, Springboard Futures
What will the world look like 10 years from now and how will living spaces be impacted? There is specific data around where society is heading and intelligence about how consumer behavior will evolve. Look at how these projections can inform product development, retail experience and consumer purchasing.
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

South Building, Level 1, Grand Ballroom, S100
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Mon
3/16
Inventors Revue
Storytelling: A Brand New Imperative
David Altman, CEO, MarketShare Advisors International
8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
From Digital to Sustainable: Gen Z's Impact on the Future of Housewares
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor International
9:30 AM -
10:20 AM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Cooking Theater
Charlie McKenna, Lillie's Q
10:00 AM -
10:45 AM

South Building, S2482
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Millennials--Look Who's Turning Forty--and Taking Control!
Marsha Everton, The AIMsights Group
10:30 AM -
11:20 AM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
Smart, Sustainable and Personalized: Reaching the New Consumer
Susan Olivier, Dassault Systemes
10:30 AM -
10:50 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
Connected Commerce: How Voice and Automated Ordering are Changing the Retail Landscape
Warren Kress, Euromonitor International
11:00 AM -
11:20 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Cooking Theater
Monique Costello, Happy Eats Healthy
11:00 AM -
11:45 AM

South Building, S2482
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
Tools and Tips for a Smarter Customer Experience
John Bancroft, Fit for Commerce
11:30 AM -
11:50 AM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Bringing it Home: Lessons from the Rest of Retail
Joe Derochowski, The NPD Group
11:30 AM -
12:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Inventors Revue
HyVIDA - The World's First Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water!
Rick Smith, Co-Founder, President/CEO, HyVIDA Brands, Inc.
11:45 AM -
1:00 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Special Events
Innovation: The Key to Success Through Color + Trends.
Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute
IHA's Color Expert & Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute, walks you through the leading trends and the rationales for the how, when and why they will work in the marketplace.
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

South Building, Level 1, Grand Ballroom, S100
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Mon
3/16
Cooking Theater
Sandra Holl, Floriole
12:00 PM -
12:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Winning the Name Game: What's the Story Behind a Great Name?
Stacey Kalamaras, Kalamaras Law Office and Mollie Young, Nametag International
12:30 PM -
1:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
What AI Really Means for Products: Don't Leave It to Programmers!
Gavin Lew, Bold Insight
1:00 PM -
1:20 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
Solving The Smart Home Puzzle
Joe Derowchowski, The NPD Group, with Peter Giannetti, HomeWorld Business
1:30 PM -
1:50 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Inspire Customer Engagement Through Creative In-Store Events and Activities
Carol Schroeder, Orange Tree Imports
1:30 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Smart Talks
The Top Smart Home Products for the Kitchen in 2020
Allison Zisko and Andrea Lillo, HFN
2:00 PM -
2:20 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Cooking Theater
Mario Garcia, Hilton Chicago
2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Mon
3/16
Inventors Revue
You Don't Have to Go It Alone When You're Building Your Business
Steve DeBretto, Executive Director, Kinzie International Development Corporation
2:00 PM -
2:45 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Tabletop 20/20: What it Takes to Increase Sales and Profits in a New Decade
Laurie Burns, Tabletop Industry Expert; Allison Zisko, HFN
2:30 PM -
3:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Inventors Revue
Mall and More
Catherine Del Spina
2:45 PM -
3:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Cooking Theater
Will Brown, Creole Kitchen
3:00 PM -
3:45 PM

South Building, S2482
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Mon
3/16
Inventors Revue
Pitch To The Pros
Tanya Gross, Small Shop Chicago; Robert Yusim, Product Council; James Ryan, Canadian Tire
3:30 PM -
5:30 PM

Lakeside Center Lobby,
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Mon
3/16
Innovation Theater
Secrets of Success from Award-Winning Global Retailers
gia judges: Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Scott Kohno, Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen, Anne Kong
3:30 PM -
4:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Mon
3/16
Special Events
2020 Networking After Dark Reception
Hosted by the International Business Council
All international attendees and news media are invited to end their day at the Show with food, drinks, music, international networking and plenty of fun.
5:30 PM -
7:30 PM

South Building, Level 4, Vista Ballroom, S406a
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Mon
3/16
Special Events
Housewares Charity Foundation Housewares Cares Gala
The non-profit HCF, celebrating its 23rd year, hosts this event to raise funds for critical causes, unite the Housewares industry and honor its leaders. 2020 honorees: Lifetime Achievement for Retail Innovation Award: Johnny Morris, Founder & CEO, Bass Pro Shops; Humanitarian of the Year: Daniel Leppo, EVP & GM, Menswear, Youngworld & Home Furnishings, Bloomingdale's; Lifetime Achievement Award: William Endres, President, Select Brands, Inc.
5:30 PM -
10:00 PM

Navy Pier, Ticket required
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Tuesday's Events

Date: Event or Display: Time + Location: Briefcase:
Tue
3/17
Innovation Theater
How to Successfully Launch a Smart Home Product
Ken Kerry, Script to Screen
9:30 AM -
10:20 AM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Tue
3/17
Innovation Theater
Insider Tips For Creating Attention-Getting, Sales-Driving Displays
Amy Meadows, Windows Matter
10:30 AM -
11:20 PM

Lakeside Center, Level 3, E350
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Tue
3/17
Cooking Theater
Abra Berens, Granor Farm
10:30 AM -
11:15 AM

South Building, S2482
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Tue
3/17
Special Events
Discovering Nature's Crossover Colors
Leatrice Eiseman, IHA's Color Expert and Executive Director, Pantone Color InstituteS
Lee focuses on the most adaptable hues that can be used successfully in a range of color combinations.
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

South Building, S100
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