Pizza Expo News

February 1, 2017

Road to Expo: &insights From the Man Who Founded &pizza

Keynote / Michael Lastoria / Wednesday, March 29 / 8:15 a.m. Our Wednesday morning keynote speaker, Michael Lastoria, wasn’t afraid to break some assumed rules of the business while launching and growing the &pizza chain, which currently has 20 company-owned stores in and around Washington, D.C. Thanks to a recent infusion of $25 million of… Read More

February 1, 2017

Road to Expo: Masters From Two Continents Compare Notes

Italy Meets San Francisco / Thursday, March 30 / 9 a.m. When two star pizzaioli share the Demonstration Stage at Pizza Expo on Thursday, March 30, at 9 a.m. they’ll bake classic pies in the Italian tradition. Audience members will see how techniques differ between Italian master Graziano Bertuzzo and famous Californian Tony Gemignani. Both… Read More

February 1, 2017

Clayton Krueger: Pizza Expo is for Learning

If you want to elevate your game, don’t forget to head upstairs at International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas I first attended International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in 2008, one year after our founders had traveled to the show to deliver a keynote address after having been named the 2006 Independent Pizzeria of the… Read More

February 1, 2017

Pizza expo seminar crowd

Mike Bausch: Knowledge is Profit

Concept development done right at International Pizza Expo — don’t miss it I get asked sometimes why I’m so passionate about helping newcomers to the pizza industry. I get asked why I like sharing tips on how to avoid common pitfalls and about the techniques I’ve found for making this job easier. For some reason,… Read More

February 1, 2017

Expo Spotlight: Make Plans Now to Attend!

International Pizza Expo 2017 • March 27–30, 2017 • Las Vegas Convention Center Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to come together with pizzeria operators from across the U.S. and the world. Now more than ever you need to understand the wants and needs of all your customers, whether they’re Millennials, seniors or somewhere… Read More

January 1, 2017

Road to Expo: Jay Schuurman’s Top 5 Tips for Pizza Dough Acrobats

Our 2016 champion in the Masters Division of Freestyle Acrobatic Dough-Tossing shares some advice for success in this most-popular event from the World Pizza Games. Jay Schuurman, from Pizza Rock in Sacramento, California, won a battle of champions during the Pizza Expo Block Party last March in Las Vegas. See this year’s accomplished performers during… Read More

December 1, 2016

Nino Coniglio on His New Pizza: “I Don’t Know What It Is!”

“If I called it Detroit style the Detroit guys would say, ‘That’s not Detroit style.’ If I called it Sicilian, they’d say, ‘That’s not Sicilian.’” So says our Pizza Maker of the Year winner from the 2016 International Pizza Challenge. For now the pizza being experimented on by Nino Coniglio shall remain nameless. The creative… Read More

December 1, 2016

Road to Expo: Touring Las Vegas One Pie at a Time

Come to Pizza Expo in March and take a real busman’s holiday — aboard a tour bus of like-minded pizzeria owners visiting three of the best places in Las Vegas. The tour is being led by Scott Wiener, famous for his pizza tours of New York City and a recognized authority on pizza history. Those… Read More