International Housewares Association Taps Convention Data Services for Registration, Lead Management, Integrations and Other Services for The Inspired Home Show

July 12, 2022

The Inspired Home Show

Bourne, MA – July 12, 2022: The International Housewares Association (IHA) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide registration, lead management, integrations, data analytics, contact center services and other automated tools for its annual event, The Inspired Home Show, from 2023 to 2025.

The Inspired Home Show is a global, industry-only trade show held every March at McCormick Place in Chicago. As the largest housewares and home products marketplace in North America and in the top 10 of Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 shows, The Inspired Home Show typically features more than 2,200 exhibitors representing 50 countries and more than 52,000 attendees from 130 countries.

“We chose CDS as a strategic partner because we recognized their synergies with Freeman and their shared commitment to address IHA’s specific needs,” said Adrienne Tiritilli, Vice President, Tradeshow at IHA. “During the selection process, CDS demonstrated a reputation for exceptional customer service and operational expertise, which will enable us to integrate our systems, automate processes and deliver seamless experiences to our attendees.”

“IHA has been a longtime Freeman client, and we are excited to grow that partnership,” said David Lawton, Chief Sales Officer at CDS. “Many of our tools will also enable IHA to digitize and automate their manual processes, such as exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) authorization, as well as Book-It, which enables their exhibitors to make online reservations for meeting space facilities.”

About The International Housewares Association

The International Housewares Association is the 84-year-old voice of the housewares industry. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (, and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch Report, executive management peer groups, a B2B community at, group buying discounts on business solutions services, direct-to-consumer engagement through and an independent news and information platform through

About Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services (CDS), a Freeman Company, is the trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, MA, CDS has been providing customized applications and support services for more than 30 years.