February 6, 2013 |

2010 November: Pizza Expo

By Bill Oakley

2010 November: Pizza ExpoCan you imagine a show floor larger than four football fields with nothing but pizza-related supplies, equipment and services? At Pizza Expo you’ll be able to shop, sample and network with your pizza peers from around the world. International Pizza Expo® – the “Show of Shows” for the Pizza Industry – is the place to do business, learn, network and deal. Pizza Expo® has grown from a humble start (134 booths) in Orlando, Florida, in 1984 to nearly 1,000 booths for last year’s record-breaking 26th anniversary show.

Designed specifically for pizzeria owners and operators, there’s something for everyone at International Pizza Expo 2011, whether you’re a veteran or just opening your first store. When the show closes on Thursday afternoon, you will have had the opportunity to visit nearly 1,000 exhibits and attend your choice of nearly 80 educational seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Rounding out the experience are numerous culinary competitions, contests and other special events.

Show Web Site is Live – www.PizzaExpo.com — The Web site for International Pizza Expo 2011 has been recently updated to let you know everything you need to know about attending or exhibiting.

Online Registration is Open — Book online and save $10. Make your plans now; as always, Las Vegas will be bulging at the seams during the month of March with Pizza Expo, Spring Break and several other events and trade shows going on at the same time. And that’s not to mention the great weather, gambling, award-winning restaurants and some of the world’s best hotels! Best of all, it’s a tax-deductible working vacation. Remember: the earlier you plan, the more you save.

Housing is Open — We’ve negotiated special discounted rates with some of the finest hotels in Las Vegas –– some call them the best in the world –– through our official housing bureau, Expovision. Check out our online Travel and Hotel page for a list of hotel properties, rates and online reservation instructions. Or, if you prefer, you can download a housing form and fax in your request.

Conference Program — Do you want to find out how to position your pizzeria to outperform your competition in the current economic environment? International Pizza Expo 2011 will offer more on-target business boosting seminars and networking events than ever before. In fact, we’ve added an entire day of seminars on Monday, March 1. These seminars are specifically designed for the new operator and/or first-time attendee. If you’re looking for answers or need a few new ideas, then attending International Pizza Expo will be the best investment of time and money you’ll make.

Exhibit Hall — While on our Web site, be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall to see a listing of all the exhibiting companies who will be at the show ready to negotiate and do business. If they’re in the pizza business, then they’ll be at Pizza Expo. What’s even better, most of our exhibiting partners will be offering great show specials. At next year’s show you can expect to see nearly 450 exhibiting companies that represent every facet of the pizza industry.

Looking to Exhibit? International Pizza Expo 2011 is more than 95 percent sold! If you haven’t reserved your booth space yet, now is the time. Call Bobbie MacIntosh, Tradeshow Sales Manager, at 800-489-8324. We’re working hard to make International Pizza Expo the only show you need to attend.
Bill Oakley
Executive Vice President