Innovation Theater

All Show Days
E350, Lakeside Center Lobby

The Innovation Theater is the Show’s destination for learning. Discover emerging trends and how to invigorate your new products. Each presentation is FREE to all attendees. Speakers share their knowledge of important issues in the housewares industry such as the crucial role of design, Smart Home topics, consumer lifestyle trends and new platforms for product launches.

Saturday, March 10, Innovation Theater Schedule



Merchandising to the Future of Cooking: It Starts Now!

11:30 am - 12:20 pm


2018 Trends in Coatings for Cookware, Bakeware and Small Electrics

12:30 - 1:20 pm



Global Trends for Home and Interiors, 2019



1:30 - 2:20 pm


Smart Home Mass-Market Adoption: Are We There Yet?

2:30 - 3:20 pm




3:30 - 4:20 pm

Sunday, March 11, Innovation Theater Schedule



9:30 - 10:20 am


Styles, Colors and Consumers: How to Create On-Trend, Retailer-Specific New Products

10:30 - 11:20 am



Path to Purchase Around the World: How Consumers Shop for Homewares



11:30 am - 12:20 pm



The Myths of E-Commerce Design



12:30 - 1:20 pm


How a House Becomes a Home in America



1:30 - 2:20 pm


Does Anyone Even Want to Cook Anymore?
A Human's Role in the Smart Kitchen



2:30 - 3:20 pm



Rajat Shail, Honeywell and
Richard Hughes, Whirlpool;
TBD panelist, moderator

Connecting the Smart Home to the Homeowner



3:30 - 4:20 pm

Monday, March 12, Innovation Theater Schedule



Grow with Urgency: Maximize Opportunities Now and Anticipate the Future



9:30 - 10:20 am


The New American Dream: Millennials Buying Homes!

10:30 - 11:20 am



Global Growth Trends in Small Appliance Markets



11:30 am - 12:20 pm



Advocacy Marketing: A Comprehensive Approach to Retail



12:30 - 1:20 pm


Looks Matter: Protecting and Enforcing IP in Product and Packaging Design



1:30 - 2:20 pm


Housewares LIVE: How Brands Can Inspire Audiences with Live Video

2:30 - 3:20 pm

Top International Retail Trends



3:30 - 4:20 pm

Tuesday, March 13, Innovation Theater Schedule


The Shift (aka Trends) That Will Impact the Future of the Connected Home

9:30 - 10:20 am


Recipe for Success: Women, Housewares and Innovation

10:30 - 11:20 am