The International Housewares Association is accepting speaker topic proposals for education sessions during The Inspired Home Show 2024.
Retailers, trend forecasters and marketers, intellectual property attorneys and designers, along with experts in branding, smart home and other crucial business topics, are invited to submit proposals for presentations in the Inspiration Theater and the Inventors Revue at the 2024 show. The deadline for submissions is November 22, 2023.
The Inspired Home Show will be held March 17-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Speakers for the Inspiration Theater and Inventors Revue come from within and outside the housewares industry.
The 2024 show will mark the debut of the Inspiration Theater, the renamed industry education program formerly known as the Innovation Theater. With the 2024 Inspired Home Show set to be concentrated in McCormick South and North, The Inspiration Theater will relocate from its former Lakeside Center location to Room S101b in McCormick South adjacent the Keynote Ballroom S102 to form a convenient industry education and inspiration hub near the Show registration area. Inspiration Theater presentations will offer executive-level insights across a wide scope of themes, including trends in consumer behavior and purchasing; product design; retail merchandising; e-commerce and leading-edge digital technology; sustainability and social responsibility; intellectual property protection; international sales development; and more.
The Inventors Revue features topics of interest to makers and inventors, including developing a great idea; how to bring product to market/marketing distribution; patent and trademark education; fulfillment housing; the importance of packaging; presenting to retailers; thinking outside the box; marketing through social media; branding; product development; and trends and colors. Sessions are scheduled throughout the Show’s three days. The Inventors Revue is moving from the Lakeside Center to the South Building exhibit floor in the Dine + Décor Expo.