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Buyers book for Chicago’s IH+HS

Housewares buyers and exhibitors are getting set for the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago (IH+HS March 2-5 2019), with many booking exclusive offers for flights and hotels via Expose Travel, the IHA’s preferred travel partner for the show.

exposetravel logo 134x120Exposé Travel aims to provide the cheapest flights and hotel rates for visitors to the show. “Our air fares start at only £360 return in economy on the direct BA flights out of London Heathrow, while we also offer great savings in Premium Economy and Business classes,” confirms Exposé’s director, Paul Vasdev.

Hotels in prime sites within the city include the Intercontinental Chicago from £185.00 per room per night and the Warwick Allerton from £125 per room per night (both including local tax), among a great many others.

13- IH+HS ShowlogodateyearRECTOUTChicago’s IH+HS is regarded as a ‘must attend’ event for many UK buyers, who also take the opportunity to spot upcoming trends from the city’s retail scene.

Mark Adkison, vice president international for the IHA reflects on the IH+HS’ popularity for the UK housewares industry, observing:

Above: Buyers look at new products at the last IH+HS.
Above: Buyers look at new products at the last IH+HS.

“Retailers from the UK come to Chicago to see the innovation and the newest products in the housewares industry – many are attending every year, knowing they’ll find new items that help differentiate them from their competitors” He adds: “With all the geopolitical uncertainties in the market, finding and sourcing innovative new products that deliver value to consumers is critical to success in the competitive UK retail environment. Also, what has been great to hear is that Chicago has become an important venue for the UK housewares industry professionals, retailers, distributors and top executives to meet each other in a relaxed and inspirational setting.”

* To find out more about travel to Chicago, contact Paul at paul@exposetravel.ukor Zoe at  or call 01883 349576, or see

Top: Busy aisles at the last IH+HS.


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