Three months ahead of opening.

The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December, more than 11 weeks before opening day, according to show owner and operator, International Housewares Association (IHA). The Show kicks off on March 18 and closes on March 2, 2017.


IHA president and CEO, Phil Brandl said, “We have exceeded last year’s exhibit space square footage, a continued sign of how important this world-class marketplace is to IHA member suppliers. We look forward to bringing the industry together at the premier housewares trade event.”

The Show will host more than 2,200 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time.

This year the Show will feature an emphasis on the smart home and connected products with the new IHA Smart Home Pavilion, several educational seminars and exhibitor Smart Home signage. The IHA Smart Home Pavilion, located in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center, will display brands and products from new and experienced housewares companies. Tech experts Mike Wolf, curator of the Smart Kitchen Summit, and Carley Knobloch, digital lifestyle expert, will be at the pavilion to answer questions and discuss the emerging technology and trends.