The 2019 International Home + Housewares Show is sold out with more than 2,200 exhibitors, according to the International Housewares Association. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.
“The high demand to be a part of our world-class marketplace continues for our IHA member suppliers,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “We look forward to bringing the industry together at the premier global housewares industry event.”
Show exhibitors come from more than 50 countries and include 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. Among the first-time companies and well-known suppliers returning after an absence are:
Dine + Décor Expo: Blue Sky Clayworks; Boker USA Inc.; Cookduo; Dutch Deluxes; Foreside Home and Garden; Inspired Generations; Lenox Corporation; LifeStraw; Sobremesa by Greenheart; Stoelzle Lausitz Glassware; and Tote + able.
Discover Design Expo: A Packing Solution dba Culcreate; Constructive Eating; Darto; Devco LLC; Manual + Iron Cookware; Paddywax; Paladone; The Perfect Pint; Purpose Built dba Prepdeck; SoYoung; Strand Design; and Time Concept
Wired + Well Expo: Admiral Corporation of America Inc.; Anova Culinary LLC; Canavac/RhinoVac; CLK Coproration; Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai; Home Easy U.S.A.; Intex Recreation Corp.; IQAir North America, Inc.; Kenmore Floorcare/Cleva North America, Inc.; MyPillow; and TAO Clean.
Clean + Contain Expo: Addis Housewares, Ltd; American Crafts; Ann Clark Cookie Cutters; Charlie’s Soap; DishFish; Georgia Pacific; Hangman Products; Quickshine; So Simple Solutions; WalkWhiz; and WM Barr & Company.
The specialty beverage movement will be spotlighted in two events and exhibits at the show. First, it will be the theme of the Trending Today Preview: A Marketplace for Specialty Beverage on Saturday, March 2 before the show opens. This pre-Show event will feature 60 exhibitors highlighting the various types of craft beverage trends, including coffee, beer, cocktails, tea and water, along with specialty glassware and accessories, craft beer, cocktail kits and more. The Trending Today Preview is open exclusively to buyers and news media and will run concurrently with the New Exhibitor Preview from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom/Room S100.
Specialty coffee products and education will also be featured in Celebration of Coffee, a special booth in the Wired + Well Expo.
The IHA Smart Home Pavilion expands to more than 30 exhibitors presenting the future of housewares and offers increased education opportunities. The Smart Talks stage will feature presentations from established experts discussing the rapidly evolving Internet of Things. New this year will be a display by b8ta.
The Discover Design Expo in the North Building will feature nearly 200 companies and brands from all show categories, along with Design Debut, which allows 12 new-to-the-show exhibitors whose product demonstrates high-design and innovation to come and experience the International Home + Housewares Show without having to create an entire display.
IHA is helping to encourage the next generation of housewares suppliers by bringing college students to an Experience Day. Through Experience Day, the students are exposed to the housewares industry by seeing the industry marketplace and meeting executives. This year, Experience Day will be Sunday, March 3, and 150 students are expected to participate. They will walk the show floor and have breakfast roundtables with members of IHA’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC).