At the show:
Mainstay U.S. brands including KitchenAid, Cuisinart, and Rubbermaid are joined by European design & trend leaders such as Alessi, Joseph Joseph, and Eva Solo to create the world's premier home and housewares marketplace. More than 2,200 product manufacturers and suppliers showcase their products to tens of thousands of retail and distributor buyers from over 125 countries. Mass market retailers such as Walmart and Target, specialty retailers such as Bed, Bath & Beyond and Williams Sonoma, and department stores including Macy's and Bloomingdales all come to Chicago to meet with current product suppliers and find new business partners.
College students are invited to experience the Show first-hand to see how this important marketplace operates, bring buyers and sellers together. Students will leave with a greater understanding of the home industry, trade show dynamics, brand marketing & positioning, as well as booth presentation and merchandising. Students will also learn from CEO's and key industry influencers about career opportunities available within the housewares industry--from sales and marketing to brand management and product design to corporate management and planning.
Where: McCormick Place
When: Monday, March 20, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00 am Check in and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Industry & Show Overview
10:00 am CEO's - Industry & Career Perspectives
10:30 am Experience the Show
11:45 am Keynote Caucus: Meet with Keynote Presenter
12:00 pm Keynote Presentation: Lee Eiseman, director, Pantone Color Institute
1:00 pm Lunch: Roundtable Q&A with Key Industry Influencers
2:00 pm Industry Q&A
2:15 pm Experience the Show
I, Allison Smolinski, will be chaperoning the trip and will coordinate when/how we will be traveling to & from McCormick Place once registration has closed.
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
McCormick Place : 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605, United States