Isn’t it fun to be creative at home? We make meals, feed ourselves and our families, and create a home that we love to be in and have our loved ones visit. The International Home and Housewares Show is a destination for discovering what’s new, innovative, and transformational within the home, especially when it comes to food and lifestyle. Held at McCormick Place, it attracts about 60,000 people from over 100 countries and highlights 2200 exhibitors to retailers with a variety of innovative and helpful items that eventually hope to find their way into our homes.
I was invited to do a Smart Talk at the show this year in the Smart Home Pavilion, focusing on what people have on their minds when it comes to food, nutrition, and agriculture. You can check out the entire 23+ minute video if you weren’t at the show. If you want to hone in on specific topics, check out the navigation tips below the video:
Minute 0-3:20 Setting the stage and how the conversation has changed
Minute 3:20 What’s on your mind and how to find the “who” to help you
Minute 4:45 Sifting through the information – how do you stay on top of it?
Minute 6:40 Getting through it – tips to navigate all the choices
Minute 8:30 Meal Kits
Minute 9:30 The shoppable recipe and planning your meals
Minute 11:20 Solutions and experiences
Minute 12:30 Where your food comes from – farm to table expertise from the farmer
Minute 14:04 Every food has a story – finding the “why” of your food
Minute 16:20 How to focus on what matters
Minute 18:00 Getting back to the basics
Minute 19:12 Technology as your sous chef
Minute 22:00 Pivoting to think differently about your food
Minute 22:40 Indulgence