September 24-25, 2019 | Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Oak Brook, IL


Join your CEO colleagues at the strategic and networking event of the year — a senior-level conference for industry decision-makers! Access industry experts directly...share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods leaders...wine and dine with your industry colleagues.


Sponsors

LeSaint Logistics
www.LeSaint.com

At LeSaint Logistics, we understand that houseware manufacturers need 3PLKnowHow™ to get their goods to stores and customers quickly and efficiently.  That’s why we’ve been named a Top 3PL by Inbound Logistics magazine for more than a decade.  Find out more about how we’re advancing fulfillment in the Houseware and Retail industry at www.LeSaint.com

For more than a century, CIT Commercial Services has been one of the nation’s leading providers of factoring and financial services to small, mid-sized and large businesses in a variety of industries.  CIT Commercial Services creates custom financial solutions that help companies of all sizes increase sales, improve cash flow, reduce operating expenses and significantly reduce customer credit losses.  Their internet-based platform provides clients with real-time credit approvals and accounts receivable information. For more information, visit www.cit.com/commercialservices.

NPD is the leading global provider of market information and business solutions covering brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and emerging channels in more than 20 industries. We combine our unique data assets with analytic solutions to help our clients measure performance, predict trends, and improve results, advising them to help drive successful growth. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, consumer electronics, e-commerce, entertainment, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, technology, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup

epower at home
www.epowerathome.com

This year, E-Power Marketing launched our new agency, epower at home. We're a boutique digital marketing agency dedicated to helping housewares brands. We design and execute the digital marketing strategies that help housewares brands attract, engage, and connect with their target audiences to increase brand awareness and sales.


Adapting your marketing strategy to consumers' shopping preferences and retail demands is no easy feat. The stress that comes with change and the importance of adaptation is not lost on us, and we are as committed as ever to growth, forward thinking, and progress.


Learn more about our vision, our work, and our amazing team: www.epowerathome.com

EzCom Software
www.eZComsoftware.com

Suppliers want to build great relationships with their trading partners and eZCom’s Lingo provides the best EDI platform. Lingo is an easy to use and easy to deploy solution with award-winning and free customer support and training, automatic document compliance, drop ship, multiple integration options, trading partners galore, and even more features that make EDI processing fast and right. As you grow and your needs expand, Lingo grows with you. Find out how to supercharge your EDI and grow your trading partner relationships at www.eZComsoftware.com

SmartBrief
www.smartbrief.com

Housewares SmartBrief is a free daily e-newsletter that delivers essential manufacturing, marketing and retail industry news to over 16,000 opt-in subscribers in the industry. SmartBrief is curated by expert editors to provide summaries of relevant business topics. Each issue also includes two news items about IHA- or Housewares Show-related information. Stay up-to-date on breaking news headlines that affect the housewares industry. Reach retail buyers and potential new customers through advertising opportunities in Housewares SmartBrief. Sign-up for this free e-newsletter today to stay informed! For more information, visit www.smartbrief.com

Red Points
www.redpoints.com

Red Points is a game-changing, cloud-based AI technology solution that automates the task of online brand protection. Our software is able to protect brand assets simultaneously on multiple platforms on a global scale. Thanks to this technology, Red Points offers the fastest, most comprehensive and most cost-effective protection in the market. Our extensive search capabilities apply advanced keyword monitoring, machine learning, image recognition and natural language processing, allowing our clients to quickly locate and remove infringements, mitigating the risk and upholding brand integrity. With Red Points’ business intelligence, more than 400 customers are now better equipped to understand where their products are being sold outside of official channels, to gather data on repeat infringers for legal purposes and to make smart decisions on everything from licensing to new market opportunities. For more information, visit www.redpoints.com

The International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) is a not-for-profit shippers association formed to benefit companies belonging to the International Housewares Association. A flexible and responsive supply chain is vital to sustaining a competitive advantage and profitable growth in a global economy. The shipping solutions facilitated by IHSA not only improve a company’s total supply chain performance, they create stability that delivers consistent value to a member’s customers and stakeholders. Unlike competitors, IHSA’s business model allows the Association to focus on members’ business, not on IHSA’s profit. For more information, visit www.housewares.org/members/freight

reALIGN Expansion Sherpas
www.reALIGNforResults.com

We Expand your Market Footprint℠, faster. reALIGN helps mid-size companies grow with a Third Growth Option℠ that is faster than internal organic growth and cheaper, less risky than acquisition. reALIGN’s Sherpas are experienced business executives who can create more profitable revenue streams by building new channels or categories or executing a better go-to-market process in existing core categories and channels. For more information, visit www.reALIGNforResults.com

Registria
www.registria.com

Registria is a leader in delivering ownership experiences for durable consumer brands in the housewares, appliances, home goods and home improvement space. Hundreds of the most recognized brands in the world use Registria’s award-winning technology to onboard their customers. Registria’s owner engagement services bring greater clarity and understanding of how companies can build profitable product owner relationships, and provide greater direction on how to engage with and provide valuable, meaningful moments to them.

Turn a moment into a lifetime with exceptional ownership experiences. For more information, visit www.registria.com

Retail Band
www.retailband.com

If You’re Not Selling On Page One, Then You’re Done.

In fact, less than 6% of online shoppers make it to the second page of online retailer search results.

Retail Band is the only r-Commerce Agency that becomes your external sales and marketing arm to fast-track your online sales using our proven methodology to deliver measurable results and get you to page one.

We’re not an e-commerce agency. We’re not an Amazon agency. We’re not a shopper agency. We’re not a digital agency, and we’re not an SEO agency. Retail Band is a retail commerce agency--the perfect combination of everything you need to accelerate your sales growth and get ranked #1 on North America’s Top 10 largest online retailer platforms such as The Home Depot, Lowes and Wayfair.

We are your long-term partner who will provide ongoing, fully managed services that start with a strategy to define your r-Commerce roadmap and doesn’t end with execution.

Learn more at www.retailband.com

For more than 30 years, onPeak has been the leading provider of accommodations in the events industry and serves as IHA’s official housing partner. Booking millions of hotel rooms each year, onPeak leverages innovative technology and industry expertise to provide a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. From reliable contract negotiations to innovative marketing, our focus is providing simple, savvy accommodations — leaving our customers and clients one less thing to-do.

For more information visit: www.onpeak.com