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 23 - 25, 2018


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IBC Global Forum Attendees learn from key international retailers and distributors as they present overviews of their sales operations and buying practices.

General Schedule

Sunday, September 23
4:30 – 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
IBC 101
Welcome Reception & Dinner
Monday, September 24
7:30 AM
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:30 – 4:15 PM
4:15 – 5:45 PM 
6:30 PM
Executive Education & General Session Speakers
General Session Speakers
Strategic Problem Solving
Off-site Dinner
Tuesday, September 25
7:30 AM
8:00 – 8:50 AM 
8:50 – 10:05 AM
10:05 AM – 12:20 PM
12:20 – 1:20 PM
2:00 – 4:00 PM
5:00 – 7:00 PM
General Session Speakers
Strategic Problem Solving
General Session Speakers
Tabletop Trade Show Set-up
Tabletop Trade Show

Speakers, program and agenda subject to change without notice.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Toronto Downtown

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Access 2017 Global Forum Event Presentations

IBC Members can login to the Member Portal to download all presentation Powerpoints and supporting files from past events. Membership is free to current IHA Members.

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