I want to personally thank all of the pizza professionals who attended International Pizza Expo 2016. This year’s show was undoubtedly the biggest and best Pizza Expo ever held, with a show floor the size of nearly six football fields, 470 exhibiting companies and 1,100 booths all devoted to America’s favorite food — pizza! Pizza professionals from all over the world packed the exhibit hall and seminar rooms in search of latest trends, technology and information.
You could feel the excitement and electricity coming from the World Pizza Games and the International Pizza Challenge areas. This year we had 11 world titles up for grabs between the Games and the Challenge. Throw in the $20,000 MEGA BUCKS Giveaway and the New Exhibitor Treasure Hunt and we had nearly $70,000 in total prize money awarded this year. If you couldn’t attend this year’s show and were wondering who walked away with the hardware, cash and bragging rights, please make sure to read the Expo wrap-up article in the May issue of Pizza Today or visit pizzaexpo.com.
The great thing about Pizza Expo is no matter how many times you’ve attended past shows, there’s always something new you can learn or purchase that will help improve your pizzeria and pay dividends for years to come. In fact, I know it seems a long way off right now, but it’s never too early to start making plans to attend next year’s Expo, which will be held March 28-30, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There’s no telling what we’ll come up with to top this year’s show, but we’re already making plans for next year.
If you’re looking for new pizza products, suppliers, networking opportunities or just a few ideas on how to improve your pizzeria, then International Pizza Expo is the ONLY show for you!
For more information on Pizza Expo 2017, please feel free to give me a call at (800) 489-8324.
Pizza Expo is all PIZZA and it’s all for YOU!
Executive Vice President
March 23, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Thursday at International Pizza Expo was a day of crowning champions. We saw new trends and techniques and passion for the craft of pizza-making at the International Pizza Challenge. Here are results from the day: Pizza Maker of Year is Umberto Fornito, Antico Pizzeria Frattese. Best of the Best Champion is Tim Silva,… Read More ›
March 21, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
So much happens on Wednesday at International Pizza Expo. The show floor was a buzz with pizzeria operators learning all about the latest trends, products, technology and ingredients. Our first-ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year has been named. Congratulations to Sammy Mandell of Greenville Avenue Pizza Company in Dallas, Texas. Sammy; Christal Spata of Valeo’s… Read More ›
March 20, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Tuesday at International Pizza Expo is in the books with record attendance in the exhibit hall and seminar rooms. Before we share the daily results from the International Pizza Challenge, let’s take a look at the show in pictures: International Pizza Challenge Prelims and Pizza Napoletana Finals Traditional Division Peter Agourias, Vi Pizza… Read More ›