The International Housewares Association

The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home + housewares products industry. IHA provides the world-class marketplace, The Inspired Home Show, as well as facilitation of global commerce, executive-level member share groups and conferences, a wide range of international business development tools, housewares industry market data and information services, facilitation of industry standards, and more!

IBC Global Forum from the International Housewares Association
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
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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The Inspired Home Show - Previously The International Home + Housewares Show

The Inspired Home Show connects buyers and sellers, as well as products to lifestyles, and the housewares industry to the consumer mindset. While in Chicago, retailers and manufacturers connect around innovation and consumer trends. Products and display elements come together to create thoughtful environments that drive sales, and the industry gets inspired!

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More Highlights:

Quarterly meetings
in 8 cities.


Access video and audio presentations from the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show.


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IHA Membership.


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IHA Newsroom

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