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IHA Chicago opens today!

The 119th edition of the International Home + Housewares Show opens its doors in Chicago today and runs through Tuesday, March 8

The 119th edition of the International Home + Housewares Show, taking place March 3-8, will deliver more than 2,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries within five unique expos including Dine + Decor and the brand-new Discover Design, the latter previously titled Dine + Design.

The renamed expo features product from 200 well-known design-led brands within the categories including tabletop, kitchen accessories, cook and bakeware, gourmet foods and home decor, including Alessi, Nambe and Eva Solo, while first-time or returning exhibitors include Chilewich, Orrefors and Kosta Boda.

The show has been given a branding makeover - with a focus on creativity and innovation, the new 'smART' theme combines "smart decisions directly with the use used to design, create and market products", explains Phil Brandl, IHA president.

Learn about all the latest trends from the experts with displays and exhibitions in the Hall of Global Innovation: Pantone ColorWatch will deliver the premier of the 2017 colour and materials trends; while the IHA Global Innovation Awards will feature displays of the most innovative product and retail design.

Don't miss the wide programme of educational sessions on offer, from learning about Global Food Trends to understanding the new Millennial consumer; as well as the Buyers Clubs in each building which deliver nearly 500 new products in the New Product Showcase.

Find out what's on here

For more information, visit www.housewares.org


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