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The International Home and Housewares Show

Every year, the International Housewares Association (IHA) hosts the International Home and Housewares Show, one of the United States’ largest annual trade shows. The show itself takes place at Chicago’s McCormick Place and is the main exhibition and show for the housewares industry.

The International Home and Housewares Show provides exhibitors a chance to show attendees new products, services and technology for the inside and outside of the home. The show is split into five major “categories” that act as shows-within-shows: Clean, Contain and Sustain, Dine and Design, Discover Design, Wired and Well and Global. These shows allow for consumers and industry professionals to view bath, cleaning, organizational supplies, cookware, tabletop, gourmet food, home décor products, tableware, flatware, kitchen cutlery, energy conservation, appliances, and healthcare products.

Metro Exhibits has been a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in the International Home and Housewares Show.

Trade Show Displays – International Home and Housewares Show

Metro Exhibits provides white-glove, concierge level trade show services for businesses and organizations who are involved with the International Home and Housewares Show and other trade shows, expos and conventions. If you are an event organizer or business, Metro Exhibits provides a wide range of services that will meet any need including trade show display design, rental, sales, logistics, installation and printing. We have 20,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing and storage capabilities throughout the country including in New York City, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada. We make sure that you never have to worry about a single aspect of your trade show experience.

At the International Home and Housewares Show our trade show services include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Show Trade Show Services

  • Exhibit design
  • Exhibit manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Trade show logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audio visual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management

On-Site Trade Show Display Services

  • Shipping
  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Dryage

Post-show Trade Show Services

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation

About Chicago’s McCormick Place

McCormick Place is the largest convention and exposition center in North America and it is located only 2.5 miles south of Downtown Chicago, IL. It has been called THE center of trade show, convention and expositions in the United States and it is hard to argue otherwise. This huge convention and exhibition center offers four interconnected buildings that offer significant floor, trade show, exhibition and meeting space. McCormick Place’s four buildings (North, South, West and Lakeside Center) are all state of the art facilities.

McCormick Place offers 2.6 million sq.ft. of exhibit halls, 170 meetings rooms, 6 ballrooms, an assembly hall capable of sitting 18,000 people and 3 individual theaters. There are a number of restaurants, retail shops and cafes available on-site.

McCormick Place statistics and information:

  • 6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
  • 3 million sq.ft. on the same level
  • 170 meeting rooms with 600,000 sq.ft. of meeting room space
  • 6 ballrooms
  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • 4,249 seat theater
  • 3, 300 seat theaters
  • 50 foot ceilings
  • 5,800 parking spaces

Where to Stay

McCormick Place is located near the shores of Lake Michigan and is only 2.5 miles from downtown Chicago. The entire campus is connected by a number of skywalks and promenades and is directly connected to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel which has 800 rooms and additional meeting and banquet space.

Other nearby hotels to McCormick Place include:

  • The Wheeler Mansion
  • Corporate Suites Network
  • Chicago South Loop Hotel
  • Chinatown Hotel
  • Best Western Grant Park
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Chicago’s Essex Inn
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Hotel Blake

Contact Metro today to learn more about tradeshow exhibit rentals, custom exhibits and other tradeshow support services in Chicago, Illinois and the International Home and Housewares Show.

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