Trade Mission
Mexico City, Mexico
June 2-6, 2024

The Mexico Trade Mission will focus on key home and housewares retailers and distributors. The program will begin on Sunday morning, June 2 and will end after a group dinner on Thursday, June 6. Please wait to book your flights until we confirm if the group will travel by flight to Monterrey, Mexico for additional buyer meetings.


Retail Tour throughout Mexico City, Mexico

All day: Retailer and distributor meetings

All day: Retailer and distributor meetings

All day: Retailer and distributor meetings

All day: Retailer and distributor meetings

Targeted Retailer Appointments Include: Liverpool, Palacio de Hierro, Sears Mexico, Walmart Mexico, Sam’s Club Mexico, Coppel, La Comer, Sodimac Chedraui, Suburbia, Elektra, Bed Bath and Beyond, Perfect Home, Sanborns, HEB Mexico, City Club, Home Depot Mexico, Woolworth and several distributors.

The group will travel to appointments together, each attendee will have a “speed-dating-style” meeting with the retailers and the format at each retailer may vary based on how the retailer has chosen to accommodate the group.

Note: These are targeted retailers with which appointments may be made and are not yet confirmed. The appointment schedule is in process and will be communicated to registered attendees as soon as possible prior to the Trade Mission. 

How to register and what to expect:

IHA will recommend a group hotel which will be the hub for the Trade Mission. Attendees will book and pay for their own room stay and are at liberty to stay at another hotel with the understand that departures and arrivals will centered around the group hotel. Details and booking link will be forthcoming.

Attendee fees include all group meals, daily transportation to retailer and distributor meetings and meeting facilitation.

$2,900 – Exhibiting IHA Member ($1,450 per additional attendee from same company)
$4,000 – Non-exhibiting IHA Member ($2,000 per additional attendee from same company)

Not included in attendee fees: Flights, hotel accommodation, airport transportation, visa/passport fees.

For additional information, contact Lori Szudarek or +1.847.692.0116


The IHA Trade Mission is being held in Mexico City, Mexico and may include some meetings in Monterrey, Mexico. The schedule is currently being confirmed and registered attendees will be apprised.

April 15-17, 2024

IHA has partnered with Vietnam B2B Direct on a Vietnam Sourcing Trade Mission. The three-day mission introduces IHA members to Vietnamese manufacturers through private factory tours. Participating companies will be individually matched to Vietnamese manufacturers by specific product. Therefore, the mission delegation is limited to six companies on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vietnam B2B Direct has been assisting global clients with supply chain management solutions for more than 15 years. This Vietnam-based partner for IHA’s sourcing trade mission specializes in helping to generate the key components of finding a manufacturing partner in Vietnam, including: sourcing reports, market intelligence, business matching, obtaining quotes, negotiations, planning and facilitating factory visits, drafting manufacturing agreements, overseeing generation of POs, quality control inspections, importing/exporting services and representing clients as managing or buyers’ agents.

The management group at Vietnam B2B Direct is comprised of a local, well-educated, English-speaking Vietnamese team, trained in Western business standards.
In preparation for the IHA mission, Vietnam B2B Direct will make initial, dedicated factory searches and provide reports for one-on-one factory meetings and tours to be conducted by attendees during the mission.

Vietnam B2B Direct CEO, Bill Gadd, will provide a thorough overview of Vietnam and the Vietnamese business environment and culture to provide attendees with strategic direction.

$4,900 – Exhibiting IHA Member ($1,000 per additional attendee from same company)
$6,000 – Non-exhibiting IHA Member ($2,500 per additional attendee from same company)

Fee Includes:

  • Factory search, pre-screening and qualification
  • Private factory tours including transportation—attended and supported by event staff to assist, including interpretation as needed
  • Post-factory report provided three days following the mission
  • Welcome meeting, working lunches and group dinners
  • Vietnam Business Briefing

For additional information, contact Lori Szudarek or +1.847.692.0116

How to register and what to expect:

  1. The interested IHA member registers and submits payment to secure a place on the mission.
  2. Vietnam B2B Direct, IHA’s partner in Vietnam, completes a thorough search and qualification review based on product information supplied by the attendee and provide a detailed overview of potential factories.
  3. The attendee chooses between 6-10 factories from the vetted list for private factory visits.
  4. On the first day of the mission, the attendee attends a morning reception and information session presented by IHA, Vietnam B2B Direct, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) or similar organization.
  5. In the afternoon of day one, and for the following two days, the attendee travels to factory locations for one-on-one meetings with key factory representatives and receives tours of each factory.


Morning: Welcome meeting/presentations
Afternoon: Factory meetings/tours

All day: Factory meetings/tours

All day: Factory meeting/tours

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