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 2, 2019



Designing for Relevance in the Attention Economy

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Global Home and Interior Trends for 2020

12:30 - 1:20 pm

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Health and Wellness in the Age of Instagram

1:30 - 2:20 pm

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Leverage Trends to Trigger Transactions: Motivate Shoppers to Buy Your Products

2:30 - 3:20 pm

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The Changing World of Immersive Retail: Creating a Compelling Brand Experience



3:30 - 4:20 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019


What's Your Tariff Strategy? Time to Bring Back Manufacturing to the U.S.?

9:30 - 10:20 am

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The American Living Survey: Five Years of Design & Lifestyle Trends

10:30 - 11:20 am

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Omnichannel Impact on Housewares: Havoc or Opportunity?


11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Breaking Down the Walls of Innovation: Secrets to Meaningful Product Development


12:30 - 1:20 pm

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Home Appliances and Emerging Trends - A Global View Today



1:30 - 2:20 pm

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2022 - An Innovation Odyssey



2:30 - 3:20 pm


A Member of the Family: How to Build Brand Loyalty in the Connected Home Market



3:30 - 4:20 pm

Monday, March 4, 2019



The Adventurous Home: Unframing Expectations


9:30 - 10:20 am


Meet the Parents - Millennials!


10:30 - 11:20 am

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Alexa, How Do I Promote My Housewares Brand Online?


11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Mintel 2019 Household Trend: Happy Healthy Home


12:30 - 1:20 pm

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A Smarter Tomorrow: Designing a Connected Home with Meaning


1:30 - 2:20 pm

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Jump Start Your Digital Commerce: Understanding Today's Consumer Journey


2:30 - 3:20 pm

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Innovative Retail Trends 2019


3:30 - 4:20 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Succeeding in Today's Market: the Future of Independent Retailing

9:30 - 10:20 am

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Designing Products that Promote Better Health

10:30 - 11:20 am