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The Inspired Home Influencer Conference


The Inspired Home Influencer Conference

Every March, the International Housewares Association (IHA) holds the world’s largest housewares focused trade show in the world in Chicago: The International Home + Housewares Show. The Show is closed to the public and has over 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world showcasing their products - including bestsellers and new products that aren’t available in stores yet. Also packed with valuable displays, Keynote presentations, Smart Talks, a Cooking Theater with presentations by celebrity chefs, networking events, and more, the Show is the premier housewares marketplace where the industry, media, bloggers and influencers connect to do business.

This year, in an effort to connect brands and influencers and drive brand partnerships, we are proud to introduce The Inspired Home Influencer Conference, an educational networking event for established bloggers, influencers and brands. Our inaugural event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday, March 1, 2019, as we kick off the International Home + Housewares Show. The conference ticket includes a media badge for free entrance to the Show on Saturday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 following the Influencer Conference on Friday. 

We understand that influencer and brand relationships are key to current marketing practices. We are here to teach you the skills for innovative and successful brand partnerships and provide you an exclusive opportunity to meet with over 2,200 home and housewares brands at our Show. We hope to faciliate valuable connections to help you do business, drive brand partnership access for your website, introduce you to products that are new to your readership, and increase consumer awareness and interest in home products through your social influence.

At this event you will:

Learn from successful blogger and influencer marketing experts and their current best practices

Meet established brands and build relationships through speed networking

Network with fellow professional food bloggers

Attend an exclusive after party 

Receive full media access to the International Home + Housewares Show floor

Get an incredible swag bag full of the latest kitchen gadgets and must-have accessories

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided 

Friday Conference Schedule:

Speakers to be announced

7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am - Welcome and Opening Keynote 

9:00 am - Creating SEO-Focused Content for Brands and How to Earn Maximum Revenue

10:00 am - Current Best Social Media Practices and Growth Strategies

11:00 am - Panel Discussion: Working with Brands

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Understanding and Refining Your Niche

2:00 pm - How to Pitch Brands and Accurately Price Your Work

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Speed Networking (limited spaces available)

3:00 pm - Avoiding Burnout and Managing Self Care in a Distracted Online World

4:00 pm - How to Create an Engaged Community and Why This is Crucial for Successful Brand Partnerships

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Shuttle to After-Party Dinner (courtesy shuttle)

6:00 - 8:00 pm - After-Party (location to be announced)

International Home + Housewares Show Schedule:

Saturday, March 2, 201910:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 3, 20198:30 am - 5:30 pm

Monday, March 4, 20198:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 20198:30 am - 3:00 pm

Tickets are limited. Register now before this amazing event sells out!

Your ticket includes attendance to The Inspired Home Influencer Conference on Friday, March 1st and an entrance badge to the International Home + Housewares Show that can be used all days per the schedule listed above. The Inspired Home Influencer Conference is a full day event on Friday, March 1, but your attendance to the Show can be scheduled however you would like based on your availability: the entrance pass allows you to come and go any Show days you choose. To plan your visit and view all Show info including Events, Expos and Displays, visit our website.

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