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IH+HS to Live Stream Smart Home Presentations at Show

Select events from the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show will be live streamed on the Internet, both to make the show’s celebrity chef presentations available to interested consumers and to give the show and the housewares industry in general a greater foothold in the emerging Smart Home market. The Show will be held March 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

All of the action from the Cooking Theater stage can be seen live during the show on the International Housewares Association’s consumer-facing portal at The live-streaming event, which can be viewed at, will feature celebrity chefs and influencers including Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai, David Burke, Cat Cora, Bernard Guillas and Manuela Kjeilen cooking up some of their favorite dishes. A complete schedule is available at

Smart Talks, a new educational program making its debut within the IHA Smart Home Pavilion, will feature presentations by industry experts on developments in the Smart Home and Internet of Things. Select presentations will be live streamed for retailers and the kitchenware industry on the IHA homepage at The full schedule of speakers is available at

On Sunday, March 11, two keynote presentations will be live streamed on the IHA homepage at “The Housewares Consumer Speaks: Syncing Innovation and Marketing with Consumer Needs” at 7:30 a.m. Central Time, and “The Future Kitchen: Building Smart, New and Sustainable Business Model” at 12 Noon Central Time. Complete information about each keynote is available at

The IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) honor the industry’s best designed products and the world’s most innovative retailers at a special award gala on Saturday, March 10. The product awards will be live streamed at approximately 7:15 p.m. Central Time, and the retail awards will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. Central Time.


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