The Innovation Theater is the show’s destination for learning. Discover emerging trends and how to invigorate new products. Each presentation is free to all attendees. Speakers share their knowledge of important issues in the housewares industry such as the crucial role of design, the Internet of Things, consumer lifestyle trends and new platforms for product launches.
Highlights of the industry events and seminars available at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show include the following. All events are at the Lakeside Innovation Theater, E350, unless otherwise indicated.
Saturday, March 2
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Direct Response Panel. Trish Dowling, All Star Products, Michael Antino, Merchant Media, John Miller, Hutton-Miller. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Designing for Relevance in the Attention Economy. Jeff Mau, Digitas LBi; Tod Szewczyk, Leo Burnett.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: (Shameless) Self-Promotion: Secrets to Successfully Promote Your Product on Social and Traditional Media. Melissa Maker, Clean My Space. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Global Home and Interior Trends for 2020. Naomi Pollard, Trend Bible.
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: The Path to Market: Seasoned Experts Offer Extensive Insights Into Developing & Launching Your Invention. Warren Tuttle, The United Inventors Association (UIA). Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: Health and Wellness in the Age of Instagram. Kim Kirchherr, registered dietician and certified personal trainer.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: 5 Rules for Creating the Right Website for Your Brand/Product. Wendi Cooper, C Spot Run Productions, LLC. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.: Leverage Trends to Trigger Transactions: Motivate Shoppers to Buy Your Products. Brian Gracon, Brian Gracon & Associates, Inc.
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Pitch to the Pros. Panelists TBA. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: The Changing World of Immersive Retail: Creating a Compelling Brand Experience. Jennifer Nemec, Ideation Studio, Inc.