The Inspired Home Show 2022 wrapped up on 7 March at McCormick Place in Chicago after three highly successful days. It was the first time that the event, formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, has taken place since 2019. Twenty thousand attendees and over 1,000 exhibiting companies signed-up to discover new products, reconnect with colleagues, and advance the home + housewares industry.
The Show featured multiple new and returning attractions, including products, retailers and students honoured at the gia Global Innovation Awards; four keynote presentations on consumer trends, retail thought leadership and industry statistics; three days of educational sessions in the Innovation Theatre; multiple networking events including a social media influencer meet & greet and New Exhibitor and Trending Today Previews; and a full slate of celebrity chef demonstrations in the Cooking Theatre, headlined by Martha Stewart.
Most importantly, though, was strong industry support for the Show, demonstrated by the presence of 1,016 exhibitors from 40 countries, and retailers from 49 of 50 U.S. states and 84
countries. Attendees confirmed at the Show included not only a strong showing from gift, specialty and independent retailers but also from senior-level executives, DMMs, GMMs and buyers from
major retailers and distributors.
Exhibiting companies – both those new to the Show and those who are long-time participants – indicated that the Show was a tremendous success, citing not only the presence of major
buyers, but the ability to have more meaningful time with those buyers during the Show than in years past.
The Inspired Home Show 2023 will take place March 4-7, 2023, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Buyer registration is currently open at www.TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Register.