ROSEMONT, Ill. (Jan. 7, 2014)—The 2014 International Home + Housewares Show is sold out less than 10 weeks before opening day, according to the International Housewares Association, the Show’s owner and operator. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.
“This is the earliest the Show has been sold out on exhibit space and is a sign of how important this world-class marketplace is to IHA member suppliers,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. “We look forward to bringing the industry together at the premier housewares trade event.”
The Show will host more than 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time.
Attendees will also find Savor Home, a revitalized gourmet food and specialty products category. Nestled between Discover Design and Tabletop in the Dine + Design Expos in the South Building, smells beckon and tastes abound in Savor Home, where buyers will find an entertaining destination centered around the celebrated Cooking heater. Savor Home will be filled with design-inspired wine accessories, gourmet food products and home entertaining themes. From decadent chocolates to do-it-yourself home brew kits, there is a culinary delight for every chef, hostess and epicurean.
Other Show highlights include Discover Design, the destination for buyers seeking unique products from high-design, design-focused and innovative companies; the Hall of Global Innovation featuring the Show’s special exhibits, including Pantone ColorWatch, Going Green, the 3rd annual IHA Innovation Awards, Global Innovation Awards (gia) and the IHA Student Design Competition; the Innovation Theater with 20 presentations exploring the crucial role of design, social media, consumer lifestyle trends and new platforms for product launches; and the standing-room only educational seminars led by IHA’s color expert Leatrice Eiseman and lifestyle guru Tom Mirabile.
To view the entire Show line-up, buyers may visit www.housewares.org and search Housewares Connect 365 to download a complete list of 2014 exhibitors as well as to view floor plans, product catalogs, new product photos and videos and complete company contact information for each exhibit.
To register for a no-charge Show badge, visit www.housewares.org
The International Housewares Association is the 76-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$314.3 billion at retail worldwide in 2011. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, the International Home + Housewares Show, and offers its 1,700 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, State-of-the-Industry reports, point-of-sale and consumer panel data through Housewares MarketWatch, executive management peer groups, a unique Web-based community at www.housewares.org and group buying discounts on business solutions services.