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.
Tuesday, March 5
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Title & Panelists TBA. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Succeeding in Today’s Market: The Future of Independent Retailing. Carol Schroeder. Author, Specialty Shop Retailing.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Media Panel. Panelists TBA. Moderator: Perry Reynolds. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Designing Products that Promote Better Health, Michael Prince, Beyond Design.
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Inventor Recognition Awards, IHA. Inventors Revue, near booth N7375, North Building.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Color/Texture/Finish: Back To The Future. Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, director, Pantone Color Institute. Room S100, South Building. Have consumer color preferences altered greatly in the past 20 years and, if so, how will this affect the future in 2020 and beyond? This seminar, presented by IHA color/design forecaster Eiseman, will show the growing acceptance of specific variations within each color family that have been important in the recent past and how that is helping to shape future color directions. Both texture and finish will also be illustrated as they play a vital part in the growing importance of color.