2009 June: Expo News

2009 June: Expo NewsIt’s never too early to start making plans to attend International Pizza Expo®. Operators have come to know the value of attending Pizza Expo. In fact, ask anyone who has attended a past Expo and they’ll tell you there’s nowhere else that you’ll find 450-plus exhibiting companies demonstrating their products and services. Throw in over 60 business-boosting seminars and demonstrations, as well as unmatched networking opportunities, and you’ll see why past attendees and exhibitors alike refer to our show as the “Super Bowl” for the pizza industry.

Now, if you want to get those competitive juices flowing and you feel the need to compete, then we’ve got you covered. I know you think your pizza is the best. Here’s your chance to prove it by competing in the International Pizza Challenge™ — the most prestigious pizza-making contest in the world with nearly $30,000 in prize money. The winner of each category, traditional and non-traditional, will take home bragging rights to “World’s Best Pizza” and the $10,000 grand prize. In addition, the top two finishers from each of these competitions will compete head-to-head in a blind-box competition to determine the “Pizziola of the Year”. Better yet, the winner will walk away with an additional $5,000 in prize money on top of the other earnings. Watch for more information and entry forms for both competitions in future issues of PIZZA TODAY and on the International Pizza Expo Web-site, www.pizzaexpo.com.

And that’s not all: energy and excitement abound when the World Pizza Champions™ and the World Pizza Games® take center stage. Contestants will be able to compete in up to six events, including team freestyle acrobatics, individual freestyle acrobatics, fastest dough, largest stretch, box folding or our newest event, longest spin. Each event winner will take home $1,000 and a “World Championship” plaque.

Last but not least, some lucky pizzeria owner will walk away with $20,000 in cold, hard cash by participating in the $20,000 MEGA BUCKS Giveaway™!

The bottom line? There’s always something new at Pizza Expo that can improve your pizzeria.

As always, our commitment to you is to produce the biggest and best show ever. In fact, I guarantee attending Expo will be the single best investment of time and money you’ll make in 2010, or we’ll refund your registration fee.

Remember, International Pizza Expo is a tax-deductible working vacation.

It’s all pizza and it’s all for YOU!

Sincerely,

Bill Oakley
Executive Vice President

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