Housewares Show Gets Raves from Buyers and Sellers
March 23, 2012,
ROSEMONT, Ill.-Last week's International Home + Housewares Show was a success with both attendees and exhibitors, according to a statement from the International Housewares Association, the show's owner and producer.
The sold-out show had more than 2,100 exhibitors and boasted an increase of 6.8 percent in buyer attendance, IHA said. That rise included "significant growth" in attendance from international buyers, according to the statement. Phil Brandl, IHA president, said the association received "very positive feedback" on the show from both exhibitors and attendees.
Next year's show will take place from March 2-5 at its long-time venue, McCormick Place in Chicago. The show will once again have a Saturday opening.