July 2016 News

Plans Set for 2017 IHA Congress

The China National Hardware Association (CNHA) will serve as host of the 2017 IHA Congress. Representatives of IHA member associations will gather in Shanghai to renew friendships, share best practices from their associations and provide updates regarding their local economies. In addition, the delegation will attend two international trade fairs, being held concurrently in Shanghai. Delegates will attend the China International Hardware Show and the China International Kitchen Expo.

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Ms. Shi Senglan Elected New IHA President

Ms. Shi Senglan, current President of the China National Hardware Association (CNHA), was officially elected to serve as President of the IHA through the conclusion of the 2017 IHA Congress. As IHA President, Ms. Shi will work to coordinate the efforts of CNHA as official host of the 2017 IHA Congress. The Congress will be held in Shanghai, China from October 18th through the 23nd. See an overview of the Congress below.

During the closing banquet of the 2015 IHA Congress, the chains of office of the IHA were passed from Mr. Pascal Lefebvre to Ms. Shi. Mr. Lefebvre served as President of IHA through the end of the 2015 IHA Congress, representing the French Hardware Federation (FFQ), who hosted the 2015 Congress. The IHA chains of office are an historic tradition, dating back to the IHA's inception in 1909 in Paris. As is tradition, with each new IHA President another link is added to the chain, recognizing the new President and his or her country's association and symbolizing the unity and fellowship of its members.

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IHA Mission

To Preserve, Protect and Promote

  • The international standing of its national associations
  • The commercial prospects of their individual members
  • The consumer insterest through good trading principles and environmental concern.

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Recent Meetings

Click Here to read minutes from the March 2016 IHA meeting