Author: Derek Miller, Vice President, International, IHA Volcanic Eruption in Iceland Disrupts European Air Travel - Who could have predicted that headline? Of all the things that could go wrong, that certainly would have been the last on my list. For fairs in Asia, the timing could not have been worse. Traffic at the Hong Kong Houseware Fair and at the BIH/BIG fairs in…CONTINUE READING
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Author: Derek Miller, Vice President, International, IHA India’s retail market continues to develop with shopping malls, department stores and hypermarkets being opened on a regular basis. Major corporations are aggressively pushing ahead into the retail sector in order to build retail brands and to capture market share through new concepts, formats and joint…CONTINUE READING
Author: Derek Miller, Vice President, International, IHA If you’re like me and engaged in the international part of the housewares industry, and really, who’s not these days, you might have traveled to or are planning a trip to Hong Kong in the coming months. So what’s new and exciting? Hong Kong Convention Center – The remodeling construction is finally over with the total…CONTINUE READING
Author: Derek Miller, Vice President, International, IHA The 2009 HECNA Global Forum back in September was very successful with over 75 housewares professionals attending. With the economy making this a challenging year, the Global Forum was an energetic and upbeat event with attendees and speakers eager to learn and share their experience. In a half-day session, Randy…CONTINUE READING