CHICAGO–The International Housewares Association is gearing up for its upcoming International Home + Housewares Show with the announcement of new and returning exhibitors, as well as a hotel survey contest, where one winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Benny’s Chop House.
Several well-known companies are returning to the show after brief absences, including Haier America, Lava Lite, LLC, The Onecare Company, Stonewall Kitchen and Viking Range. Other returning companies include Adesso, Inc., Gio’Lifestyle SpA, Lynk, Inc., Swiss Army, Tervis Tumbler, Viola Imports and Waechtersbach USA, Inc., and, in the new Discover Design category, Adhoc, Blomus, Museum of Robots, Prinz Ltd. and SKS USA.
“The Show’s retail audience will welcome back these key exhibitors,” said Phil Brandl, president, IHA. “The retailer audience also told us that last year’s new exhibitors along with the thousands of new offerings from long-time exhibitors made the Show innovation headquarters for our industry.”
Almost 200 exhibitors will be new to the show, and include Olivet International, Starmaid International and Taymor Industries in the Clean + Contain Expo; Kehe Direct and UBIFRANCE/French Trade Commission in the Dine + Design Expo; Chilewich, LLC, Cose Nouve, Denby, KOR Water, notNeutral, Stelton, Inc., Vynebar, Wabnitz-Royal VKB and Robert Welch in the Dine + Design Expo, Discover Design category; and Ligo Electric, Kids Line LLC; DPI, Inc., Twin-Star International, Inc., Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Elettroplastica S.p.A., Relief POD International, Baby Brezza Enterprises, LLC, GMJ USA Inc. and Spectronics Corp. in the Wired + Well Expo.
In addition, the IHA has launched an online survey regarding hotel preferences on the hotel reservation page, housewares.org/Show/info/hotel_travel.aspx. Attendees have through January to complete the survey, and one person will win a $300 gift card to Benny’s Chop House, which opened here last April. One entry is allowed per person, and the winner will be notified by February 4.