September 21, 2012 |

2012 October: Expo News

By Bill Oakley

Can you imagine a show floorlarger than five-and-a-half football fields with nothing butWRITTEN BY pizza-related supplies, Bill Oakley equipment and services? At Pizza Expo® you’ll be able to one-stop shop, @PizzaExpo 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 next 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 Expo 2013,, 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.

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 to fax.

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. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from over 85 educational sessions and demonstrations, not to mention the two morning keynote addresses. Hot button topics such as social media marketing, menu design, employee motivation, dough do’s and don’ts, and many others will be thoroughly covered in our pizza focused seminars. Our 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 super­successful 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 2013.

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.

Looking to Exhibit? International Pizza Expo 2013 is more than 85 percent 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 the number above.
We mean business!

Bill Oakley