Tindell, Sims, Harris to Speak at IHA CHESS Conference

Kip Tindell

Kip Tindell

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of The Container Store, will be the keynote speaker at the International Housewares Association’s Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) in October.

Other speakers will include author Peter Sims and Ken Harris, CEO of Kantar Retail Americas Consulting. Tindell will speak on The Container Store’s philosophy behind its approach to vendor relationships. Sims will cover approaches to success drawing on the examples of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock and architect Frank Gehry. Harris will explore the range of market channels for U.S. housewares products, with a focus on the various online options.

The CHESS conference is scheduled for Oct. 4-5 at The InterContinental Chicago O’Hare here.