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Chicago sold out!

The upcoming 2015 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December 2014, the earliest it has ever been sold out on exhibit space

The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December, more than 10 weeks before opening day, according to the International Housewares Association, the Show’s owner and operator. The Show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

“This is the earliest the Show has been sold out on exhibit space and is a sign of how important this world-class marketplace is to IHA member suppliers,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. “We look forward to bringing the industry together at the premier housewares trade event.”

The Show will host more than 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. Among the first-time companies and well-known suppliers returning after an absence are:

  • Dine + Design Expo: Aluminios Vieira, Boker USA, Inc., Country Home Creations, Dobla, Essenso Housewares, Hester + Cook Design Group, Indulgent Confections, Modgy, Pavoni Italia S.P.A., Qbag Ltd., Sambonet, Shiraleah, Truffly Made, TVS s.p.a. and Woodland Foods.
  • Discover Design: Allison/Luxe Gulf Trading, Apex Intertrade, Be Fun, Black + Blum , Deli-Cia UG, Ideas Denmark, Iittala, JIA, Serving Slabs, Take2Designagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Wolf Designs, Vasta International and Zani Serafino,
  • Wired + Well Expo: Brita, Brookstone, Caffee Cagliari / UNeek Brands, Cuckoo Electronics, Dalcq USA, IQAir North America, Kenmore (floor care and small appliances), Sunkist Growers, SDS / Sparkling Drink Systems and Westinghouse Electric.
  • Clean, Contain + Sustain Expo: Addis Housewares, Ltd., American Jewel, Critzas Industries, Holton Products, Moda At Home, Pillow Pets/CJ Products, Inc., Shark Tank Vendors by Lori Greiner, Simoniz and Wenko.

Attendees will also find Savor Home, a revitalized gourmet food and specialty products category. Nestled between Discover Design and Tabletop in the Dine + Design Expos in the South Building, smells beckon and tastes abound in Savor Home, where buyers will find an entertaining destination centered around the celebrated Cooking Theater. Savor Home will be filled with design-inspired wine accessories, gourmet food products and home entertaining themes.

Other Show highlights include the New Exhibitor Preview on Saturday morning before the Show opens; Discover Design, the destination for buyers seeking unique products from high-design, design-focused and innovative companies; the Hall of Global Innovation featuring the Show’s special exhibits, including Pantone ColorWatch, Going Green, IHA Innovation Awards, Global Innovation Awards (gia) and the IHA Student Design Competition; the Innovation Theater with 20 presentations exploring the crucial role of design, social media, consumer lifestyle trends and new platforms for product launches; and the standing-room only educational seminars led by IHA’s colour expert Leatrice Eiseman and lifestyle guru Tom Mirabile.

To view the entire Show line-up, buyers may visit www.housewares.org and search Housewares Connect 365 to download a complete list of 2015 exhibitors as well as to view floor plans, product catalogs, new product photos and videos and complete company contact information for each exhibitor.

More information on the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show and free pre-registration for entrance badges is available at www.housewares.org




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