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.
Sunday, March 3
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: The Consumer’s Share Of Spend— Impact In Grocery And How To Win. Presented by GMDC, Room S100, South Building.
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.: It’s Time to Bring Manufacturing Back to the U.S. Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute.
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Pitch To The Pros. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m: The American Living Survey: Five Years of Design & Lifestyle Trends. Richard Babick and Janine Michalek, Design Research, LLC.
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Omnichannel Impact on Housewares: Havoc or Opportunity? Peter Greene, Numerator.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Digital Disruption: Exploring Underlying Consumer Trends Influencing Retailers Of Tomorrow. Presented by Erika Sirimanne, head of home and garden, Euromonitor International. Room S100, South Building.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Keynote: How Commercials & Direct Response Marketing Make a Good Product Have Great Sales. John Miller, Hutton-Miller. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Breaking Down the Walls of Innovation: Secrets to Meaningful Product Development. Rob Van Varick, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Keynote: Building Housewares Brands with Brand Response TV. Presented by Hawthorne. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: Home Appliances and Emerging Trends: A Global View Today. Norbert Herzog, GfK.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Meet ABC’s Successful Shark Tank Recipients, Hear their personal stories with talk and tips from inside the tank. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.: 2022: An Innovation Odyssey. Joe Derochowski, The NPD Group.
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Pitch To The Pros. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: A Member of the Family: How to Build Brand Loyalty in the Connected Home Market. Carley Knobloch, smart home expert, CarleyK.