November 1, 2011 |

2011 November: Expo News

By Bill Oakley

Can you imagine a show floor larger than five football fields with nothing but pizza-related supplies, equipment and services? At Pizza Expo® you’ll be able to one-stop 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 of 134 booths in Orlando, Florida, in 1984 to nearly 1,000 booths at our event this March.

Designed specifically for pizzeria owners and operators, there’s something for everyone at International Pizza Expo, whether you’re an industry veteran or just opening your first store.

Show Web Site Is Live – The Web site for International Pizza ExpoImage9896.PNG 2012 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 plans NOW; 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 all going on at the same time. And that’s in addition to the great weather, gambling, award winning restaurants and some of the world’s most luxurious 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 through our official housing bureau, Expovision. Check out the Travel and Hotel page on our Web site for a list of hotel properties, rates and reservation instructions. Reserve online or, if you prefer, download a housing form and fax in your request.

Conference Program

Do you want to find out how to position your pizzeria to outperform the competition? At next year’s show we’ll offer more on-target business boosting seminars and networking events than ever before. In fact, for 2012 we’ve added several new speakers to address the problems and issues facing the industry today. Our new Power Panels have been specifically designed to jump-start each and every seminar day. Some of the industry’s top operators will share their experiences on topics of near-universal interest. And on the final day of the show, the seminar rooms will be turned over to the “pizza pros” for All-Operator Thursday, where super-successful independent pizzeria operators will share insights and knowledge. If you’re looking for answers or need a few new ideas, attending International Pizza Expo will be the best investment of time and money you’ll make in 2012. There are so many valuable seminars available each and every day that you’ll want to bring additional employees so you don’t miss a single one! See the Show and Conference Schedule Web site page for more information.

Exhibit Hall

While on the Pizza Expo Web site please visit the Exhibit Hall to view a listing of all the exhibiting companies who will be at the show ready to deal. If they’re in the pizza business, then they’ll be at Pizza Expo offering great show specials and special discount pricing. At next year’s show you can expect to see nearly 450 exhibiting companies representing every facet of the pizza industry. Come see and experience the thrill and excitement of the pizza industry’s No. 1 networking event and trade show!

Looking to Exhibit? International Pizza Expo 2012 is more than 85% SOLD! If you haven’t reserved your booth space yet, NOW’s the time. Don’t get stuck on our waiting list, request your booth online by going to the Buy a Booth section or call Bobbie MacIntosh, Tradeshow Sales Manager, at 800-489-8324.

If you still have questions after exploring, then call us toll-free at 800-489-8324. We’re working hard to make International Pizza ExpoImage9905.PNG 2012 the biggest and best show ever. Don’t delay; register to attend TODAY!

We Mean Business!


Bill Oakley
Executive Vice President