Feb 1, 2024
The Inspired Home Show 2024 unveils events calendar

Global and color trend forecasters, market data analysts and an executive from the leading Hispanic media network will share their home and housewares industry vision in special keynote presentations during The Inspired Home Show 2024.

The show will be held March 17-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. The keynotes are set for Sunday and Monday in Room S102 in the South Building. The hourlong sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Admission is free to all show attendees.

In the show’s opening keynote, Global Householder Trends: A View to 2025 at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Anna Ward, consultancy innovation lead at futures agency TrendBible, will discuss what is driving change in the home and interiors industry for 2025 and offer a deep understanding of the key shifts impacting the way householders will think, feel and act.

Other keynote sessions will focus on housewares and the influential Hispanic market, growth opportunities for the housewares market in 2024 and beyond and the harmony of the Pantone Home & Interiors color forecast. They feature Roberto Ruiz, executive vice president, research, insights and analytics, TelevisaUnivision; veteran IHA color forecaster and keynoter Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute; and Joe Derochowski, home industry advisor for Circana.

Here is a detailed schedule of the keynotes:

Sunday, March 17

10-11 a.m.

Global Householder Trends: A View to 2025

Anna Ward, Consultancy Innovation Lead, TrendBible

There are powerful global forces at play for 2025. While global “mega threats” (from the climate emergency to inflation, living costs and energy scarcity) will continue to undermine householders sense of safety and security, in 2025 we’ll see overwhelm and crisis fatigue dissipate into a desire for optimism and abundance. Ward will explore what’s driving change in the home and Interiors industry for 2025 and offer a deep understanding of the key shifts impacting the way householders will think, feel and act.

1-2 p.m.

Future-Proofing Your Brand with America’s Growth Engine: The Hispanic Marketing Imperative

Roberto Ruiz, Executive Vice President, Research, Insights and Analytics, TelevisaUnivision

U.S. Hispanics are the single biggest growth opportunity today, comprising 20% of the U.S. population (and 30% of Gen Z) and on their own, a massive economy contributing $3.2 Trillion to the U.S. GDP. Now is the time to build brand awareness and affinity with this cohort, with intention and authenticity. TelevisaUnivision’s Roberto Ruiz, executive vice president, research, insights and analytics, will share actionable insights on the Hispanic Opportunity – its growing contribution to the home and housewares industry, and how brands and retailers can make meaningful connections with this powerhouse population to ensure growth and success.

Monday, March 18

10-11 a.m.

Uncovering Growth Opportunities for the Home + Housewares Industry: 2024 & Beyond

Joe Derochowski, Home Industry Advisor, Circana

2024 will be a transformational year. After lockdown, returning to activities, many supply chain challenges and widely varying pricing and promotion, 2024 will be the year that all of the dramatic changes in consumer behavior and the marketplace start to settle into the new norm. In this presentation, Derochowski will lay out a plan for the rest of the decade with some short, mid- and long-term innovation opportunities to point the home and housewares industry toward growth.

1-2 p.m.

A New Harmony: Pantone Home & Interiors Color Forecast

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute; Director, Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training

The everlasting search for harmony filters into every aspect of our lives and the informed use of color helps us to achieve that much-needed harmonious balance. Featured in the PANTONEVIEW home and interiors color forecast, the theme A New Harmony offers inspiration, clarity and meaning to future color and design trends. Eiseman will provide direction and insights on color palettes and design application in a presentation that will highlight consumers’ needs and motivations as they seek a more harmonious life and lifestyle. She will feature and explain the appropriate color blends, moods and hues that will resonate with attendees’ clients or customers.


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