• August 13 -15, 2019
  • Chicago, IL

For Exhibitors

Why exhibit at the Independent Home Improvement Show?

The Independent Home Improvement Show (IHIS) is uniquely designed to give leading manufacturers the opportunity to sell directly to an audience of ONLY independent retailers. Independent retailers have cumulatively the biggest buying power in the industry so this is the perfect setting to be able to spend more time with your buyers and educate them on your products and pricing programs that aren’t available for big box, chains, e-retailers etc.

4,000 - 6,000

Independent retailers expected to be in attendance.


Of retailers plan on expanding existing product lines.


Of independent retailers plan on adding new product lines.

The Show is launching in August alongside the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC), the industry's largest trade show and conference for independent garden center owners, managers and buyers.

Retailers consider in-person meetings at trade shows one of the best ways for manufacturers or distributors to inform them about new niches and products. 


  • Automotive
  • Building/Lumber Material
  • Decorating/Designer Retailer
  • Discount Store/Dollar Store
  • Electrical
  • Farm/Ranch Retailer
  • Flooring Retailer
  • Hardware Store
  • Home Decor/Housewares
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Internet/Catalog/E-commerce Retailer
  • Kitchen & Bath
  • Paint Retailer
  • Pet Stores
  • Plumbing
  • Pool & Spa Retailer
  • Sporting Goods
  • Supermarket/Drug Store
  • Wallcovering Retailer