The International Housewares Association (IHA) has confirmed that a new Expo will be added to The Inspired Home Show 2025.

The Travel Gear + Luggage Expo will debut next March, bringing a wide selection of companies that offer products for the travel goods industry,

The Inspired Home Show 2025 will be held March 2-4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex with more than 1,600 exhibitors in five expos throughout the north and south buildings.

The Travel Gear + Luggage Expo will be positioned in the south building and located at the top of the escalators leading into the hall from the level one registration area, giving buyers easy and direct access.

“The buying community, including key retailers on IHA’s Retail Advisory Council, has asked that the Show broaden categories by including products that are industry adjacent,” IHA president and CEO, Derek Miller said.

“At The Inspired Home Show 2023, more than 60 travel goods companies exhibited and had a successful experience. After taking a one-year leave to explore other opportunities, travel goods exhibitors have indicated a desire to return to Chicago to meet the multitude of specialty and key buyers, and their GMMs and DMMs, who attend the Show each year.

“With this renewed focus and heightened positioning of the travel goods category, and the Show’s proven ability to attract key and international retailers, the Travel Gear + Luggage Expo is expected to more than double in size in 2025 from 2023.”

Travel goods exhibitors are invited to participate in IHA’s member services that include industry education, government affairs, executive education and international services, including ocean freight programs and trade missions.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about the Travel Gear & Luggage Expo should contact Cathy Trecartin at, +1-847-692-0140, or Michele Orto at, +1-847-692-0118.