Author: Judy Colitz, Manager, Special Events and Executive Services
Great news! It’s not too late to join industry decision-makers at IHA’s strategic and networking event of the Year! CHESS: Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession is a senior-level conference that was designed exclusively for you!
CHESS is open to all IHA member companies. The two-day conference will be held October 6-7, at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, conveniently located for flying into O’Hare or driving as it is near major interstates.
Why spend two days out of the office? CHESS offers an impressive lineup of experts, direct access to housewares industry service providers and unparalleled networking opportunities with your colleagues, including a cocktail reception and dinner at Capital Grille! Hear about all the critical issues facing your business, including opportunities in the new global economy, federal mandates and business, corporate sustainability, social media, service merchandising solutions and a portrait of the new “female economy.”
This year, speakers include Adolfo Laurenti of Mesirow Financial, Michael Hetzel of Pro QC International, Michael Silverstein of The Boston Consulting Group, Al Meyers of Kantar Retail, Mark Bachmann and Michelle Venorsky of Marcus Thomas LLC, Bob Coviello of HTI Buying Group, Inc.; Cindy Sattler of Lawrence Merchandising and Pam Sederholm of IHA’s Washington office.
CHESS attendees return year after year because of the program’s value. According to one housewares industry executive, “CHESS has been an extraordinary opportunity to think about our company’s business strategies, to gain insight into relevant industry issues and topics and network with key housewares executives…it has given our marketing and sales management time to think about the business vs. the daily pressure of working in the business, creating more focused strategies and building better financial results. It’s a must attend for our team!”
You’ll be in great company with chief executives from IHA member companies, including:
Architec… Arden… Arrow Plastic… Bradshaw International… Casabella… Conimar… DeLonghi America… Evriholder Products… Jokari… Libbey… Lifetime Brands… Neatnix Organizers… Pretika… Progressive International… Spectrum Diversified… Sprayco… Swissmar… Trudeau Corporation… Whitmor… World Cuisine… World Kitchen…to name just a few!
To profit from the CHESS experience, contact me at 847.692.0126 or email@example.com. Don’t get left behind! Seats and sleeping rooms are still available.