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VENUE: Chicago, Illinois

Date: March 2015

International Home + Housewares Show 2015

A World-Class Showcase of Global Brands, Cutting-Edge Design
and Advanced Retail Intelligence

The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago is the leading global marketplace to see the latest market-driven homegoods products, designs and trends. It is a must-attend event for retailers and distributors who want to improve their business by differentiating their product offering and concepts.

With a strong focus on high-quality, high-design global brands, the Show features the entire product lines of the leading U.S. housewares brands, product suppliers and designers — not just the products pre-selected for export markets displayed at non-U.S. shows. Buyers have a chance to find new products and product lines that are not yet available in other markets.

Featuring 2.100 exhibitors from more than 40 countries, the Show is configured into four expos:

  • Dine + Design – with Discover Design!
  • Wired + Well - the world’s leading household electrics exhibition!
  • Clean, Contain + Sustain
  • Global Crossroads

Be Inspired by Innovative Retail and Insightful Expert Presentations

Retailers from around the world visit Chicago to accelerate their knowledge of visual merchandising and store branding, and to find inspiration from unique stores and retail concepts. Leading home and housewares retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, Bloomingdales Home and The Container Store all have Chicago flagship stores where you’ll find innovative merchandising, superior customer service and unique ideas.

In addition to the inspiration and ideas found visiting the great Chicago retailers, the International Home + Housewares Show offers first-class educational and networking opportunities for both specialty retailers and corporate buyers – special exhibitions and creative displays and a full lineup of seminars on trends & design, visual merchandising and branding, retail success factors and consumer preferences. Note especially the Pantone Color Watch display and seminars for the 2014/2015 color and material trends!

Discover The Great City of Chicago

World-class entertainment, exciting nightlife, unmatched architecture and spectacular attractions make Chicago a unique destination to visit. World-famous restaurants, magnificent shopping, legendary sports teams… Chicago has it all.

Save Travel Time and Money

You can easily make Chicago your “one-stop” sourcing fair with the added benefit of a more advantageous Dollar as compared to the Euro. In contrast to other trade events, most Show services are free, including admission to both the exhibit halls and the vast seminar program with pre-registration, Show catalogue and efficient shuttle service to the nearby fairgrounds from downtown Chicago hotels.

*- Housewares Connect 365 at www.housewares.org/housewaresconnect365 is a year-round search/planning tool that gives you access to both the Events Calendar of the 2015 Show and the exhibitor (company/product) search, with information, photos, videos and more  

* the special “international attendee page” of the International Home + Housewares Show provides useful links and information that helps attendees prepare for their visit to the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show and Chicago: http://www.housewares.org/show/attend/nonUS.aspx – on this page, you will find links to more information about the Monday Night Reception (international reception of the Show) and the Chicago Retail Tour.

* featuring strategic information on the most inspiring home and housewares retailers in Chicago, you will be able to find a special Chicago retail brochure at http://www.housewares.org/pdf/show/Chicago_Retail_broch.pdf and Chicago retail maps at http://www.housewares.org/pdf/hecna/RetailBrochureMaps.pdf

*- a new online publication from the International Housewares Association, the Home + Housewares Inspiration, is available at

Complete information is available on the International Home & Housewares Show website or contact Nicola Hale at: nicola.hale@trade.gov.