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Discover the expanded Smart Home pavilion at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show, running March 10-13 in Chicago

The 2018 International Home + Housewares Show, which runs March 10-13 in Chicago, will provide retailers with the latest developments in the smart home movement with an expanded IHA Smart Home pavilion, educational sessions and networking opportunities.

The IHA Smart Home pavilion expands with more than 25 exhibitors of smart home brands and connected products presenting the future of housewares.

The pavilion will also offer increased education and networking opportunities. Smart Talks is a new educational stage in the pavilion and will feature presentations, panel discussions, interviews with industry leaders and more all Show days. Retailers can network with colleagues, exhibitors and smart home experts at the Smart Bar, a new lounge in the pavilion offering charging stations, seating areas and a beverage bar. A list of exhibitors in the pavilion and the Smart Talks schedule will be available at

Be sure to pick up the 2018 Smart Home Magazine, which provides information and education on this trending category as well as spotlights smart home exhibitors and programs throughout the Show. In addition, exhibitors with smart and connected products in other Show expos will have booth signage indicating their smart home products.

The Show’s educational program features several sessions focusing on smart home issues and developments in connected products. The keynote session at Noon, Sunday, March 11 will address Building Smart, New and Sustainable Business Models for the Kitchen of the Future. Mike Wolf, curator and founder of the Smart Kitchen Summit, will moderate a panel of thought leaders, including digital lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who will detail the impact of the smart home on the housewares industry and offer strategies to help buyers and sellers succeed in this new era of the connected home.

In addition, several programs in the Show’s Innovation Theater will focus on the smart home. The sessions include Smart Home Mass-Market Adoption: Are We There Yet? and The State of the Connected Kitchen on Saturday, March 10; and Do I Even Need to be Here? A Human's Role in the Smart Kitchen and Connecting the Smart Home to the Homeowner on Sunday, March 11.

For more information about the International Home + Housewares Show and to pre-register for the 2018 Show, taking place in Chicago on March 10-13, 2018, please visit 

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