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.
Retailer & Distributor Presentations
IBC Global Forum Attendees learn from key international retailers and distributors as they present overviews of their sales operations and buying practices. Find out how to make product introductions and what these important buyers look for when they select new products.
The IBC Global Forum presents networking opportunities designed to find answers and solutions to your global business questions. Networking receptions, dinners and Strategic Problem Solving sessions allow participants to discuss key international topics with other non-competitive housewares industry professionals. This is the ideal opportunity share your knowledge and experience as you find answers to your own challenges.
Wednesday, June 7
4:30 – 5:30 – IBC 101: An optional, introductory session to the International Business Council and exporting
6:00 – 9:00 – Welcome Networking Reception and Dinner
Thursday, June 8
9:00 – 5:00 – International Executive Education and General Sessions
6:30 – 9:00 – Networking Dinner
Friday, June 10
8:00 – 2:30 – General and Strategic Problem Solving Sessions
Warwick Allerton Hotel
701 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Standard Guestroom: US$189/night + 16.4% tax (includes WiFi)
Registration – Coming Soon!
For additional information, please contact Lori Szudarek at Lszudarek@housewares.org.