Showtime in Chicago
March 14, 2017,
CHICAGO—While new products will rightfully take center stage here in Chicago this week, there are also several great inspirational and educational opportunities planned during the International Home + Housewares Show.
The show begins on Saturday and wraps up Tuesday. A few highlights for your calendar:
• HFN editors will conduct a live focus group with a cross section of Millennials about their housewares shopping habits and preferences on Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at McCormick Place’s Grand Ballroom in the South Building. HFN’s Maureen Azzato and Warren Shoulberg will moderate the panel consisting of eight Millennials, who will talk about where they shop for housewares, what they like and what is most important to them when purchasing products. Questions from the audience will also be entertained by the panel.
• Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute, will discuss “Consumer Color Preferences: What Is Hot And What Is Not” on Tuesday, March 21 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom in the South Building.
• The Innovation Theater will host hourly reports on trends, design and business developments throughout the show. Click here for more information.
• A full lineup of star chefs—Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, Todd English and Ming Tsai among them—will appear in the Cooking Theater in the South Building to demonstrate their culinary talents. Click here for a full schedule.
HFN Dailies, which will be distributed at McCormick Place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, will keep you up to date on the latest news and events at the show. HFN Dailies will be distributed at select hotels and by hand at McCormick Place in all three buildings each morning. The dailies, as well as HFN’s March national issue, will be available at the publication bins located in all three buildings at McCormick Place.
See you in Chicago!
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