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China expert Navarro to keynote IHA's Chief Housewares Executives SuperSession


ROSEMONT, Ill. China expert and author Peter Navarro will give the keynote address to open the 2008 Chief Housewares Executives SuperSession (CHESS), a senior-level conference for housewares industry decision makers set for Sept. 9 to 10 in Chicago. CHESS is open to all chief executive officers of IHA member companies.

Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine, a regular CNBC contributor and author of the bestselling book, The Coming China Wars. His video series, "The China Effect" appears on YouTube. His other books include the The Well-Timed Strategy, and the bestselling If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks. His articles have appeared in a wide range of publications that include Business Week, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review and the Journal of Business.

Navarro's expertise lies in his "big picture" application of a highly-sophisticated, but easily accessible, macroeconomic analysis of the business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives.

In addition to Navarro's talk, the day-and-a-half CHESS agenda will include informative sessions with peer discussion on creating innovation through design, making sustainability a part of a company's marketing strategy and the impact of consumer trends on future business initiatives.

For more information on CHESS, visit IHA's Web site at 

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