Will you be attending The Inspired Home Show (TIHS) this year? The annual housewares show in Chicago is quickly approaching, meaning important show deadlines are also on the horizon. Formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, TIHS is the meeting place for the most important brands in the housewares and home industry, and this year, the show is expecting over 52,000 attendees. To make sure your brand is prepared, we have gathered all the pressing deadlines that your brand should plan for.
In case you haven’t already, be sure to register for the event, which runs from March 14-17, and make any necessary hotel and travel accommodations. A show of this degree comes with many editorial opportunities, including free editorial placement in a variety of international and U.S. trade publications, such as HFN, HomeWorldBusiness, and Gifts & Dec, among others. Placements vary depending on location and industry, ensuring you’re maximizing your reach before the show even starts.
Another opportunity for exposure before the show begins is IHA’s featured new products for news media and buyers. The submission deadline is February 12, but we suggest getting your products in as soon as possible for maximum exposure with press.
Year-round, The Inspired Home publishes articles revolving around different topics like New Mom Must Haves and Fitness Products. The articles vary by month, and submissions for February and March are now open.
Once your editorial submissions are addressed, we suggest focusing on the Global Innovation Awards (gia) and New Product Showcase. Exhibiting brands are eligible to submit innovative new products to the New Product Showcase by January 25. All products submitted to the showcase will also be considered for the gia Excellence in Product Design awards. For brands with a stellar booth design, don’t forget to submit to the gia Excellence in Booth Design awards, due March 10. A judge will review your booth based off of lighting, display fixtures, and general presentation. Luckily, gia offers tips and suggestions on how to maximize your booth design, too.
Interested in attending The Inspired Home Show this year? Don’t go into it alone. Thanks to our vast experience in the housewares industry, we know exactly how to make your brand stand out. Contact us today!