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2017 IHHS Show--Anyone Going?


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The 2017 iteration of the International Home & Housewares Show is being held March 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  This is the world's 2nd-largest tradeshow for the cookware and housewares industry, close behind Ambiente in Frankfurt.  It is a cornucopia of what's new and what's coming down the pike in the world of cookware, and if you've ever wondered about why makers do the things they do, this is your opportunity to talk with execs and their product development people (e.g., you can discuss ceramics with the 6th-gen owner of Emile Henry).  It takes an able cookware geek a full two days to cover all the booths.


Are any eGulls or eGuys besides me attending? 

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3 hours ago, Shelby said:

I'm not but I'd love to hear about your trip!  And, I bet I'm not the only one :) 


This will be my second year, part of my hyperconductive cookware project.  But the show is great fun just to see many familiar and new things.  There are small inventor types as well as the hard-nosed Big Pan reps.  Last year I had a delightful visit with the owner/founder of Chantal and the inventor of the Emsa PerfectBeaker.  It's like being in the world's largest kitchen store, that carries virtually everything, and being waited on by true experts.   

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I wanted to go, and I talked with the parent organization about it, but my being a regular poster on eG wasn't sufficient to warrant a media badge, so I'd have to register as a "Trade Guest" for $100. I'll pass.

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