Housewares suppliers interested in the home and housewares markets in Australia and New Zealand can meet with key retailers and learn more about the business climate during a trade mission to Sydney and Auckland Nov. 8 to 13 sponsored by the International Housewares Association. Spots are still available in the trade mission, which is limited to 12 IHA member companies.
In Sydney, key retailers include Big W, David Jones, Harris Scarfe, House, Howards Storage World, Myer, Peter’s of Kensington and TVSN. In Auckland, targeted retailers include Farmers, Milly’s Kitchen Shop, Mitre 10, Nood, Smith & Caughey’s and The Warehouse.
IHA’s trade missions offer members turn-key introductions to international markets through retail tours and one-on-one retailer and distributor buyer meetings. Participation is limited so that companies will receive optimal exposure to the market and retail contacts.
“The registration fee includes meeting arrangements, group transportation and several group meals. IHA does all the work so participants can focus on their business rather than the logistical details,” explains Lori Szudarek, manager, international trade development.
For more information about the trade mission or IHA’s international events and marketing opportunities, contact Lori Szudarek, manager, international trade development, at Lszudarek@housewares.org