October 1, 2017 |

Expo Spotlight: It’s Show Time!

By Bill Oakley

See, Shop, Network and Learn

If you haven’t already registered for Pizza & Pasta Northeast, now is the time to go online at PizzaAndPastaExpo.com and do so. This is your last chance this year to join more than 3,000 pizza professionals from the eastern U.S. and around the globe to SEE, SHOP, NETWORK and LEARN at the largest pizza and pasta tradeshow east of Las Vegas.

Attendees will arrive eager to discuss new products, emerging trends and what’s working for their restaurants, as well as hot-button industry issues. This year at Pizza & Pasta Northeast, experience more than 300 booths, 150 exhibiting companies and 35 seminars, workshops, demonstrations and networking events all devoted to Italian food. Bring key members of your team so you can divide up the education program and products you want to see and compare. The interaction with attendees, exhibitors and industry experts is sure to have a positive and lasting effect on your pizzeria for years to come.

We’re expecting a huge attendance for our inaugural show, offering you an immense opportunity to network and establish connections with top suppliers and thought leaders. Where else but Pizza & Pasta Northeast would you have the chance to learn from a super-successful group of fellow restaurant operators? I’ll tell you, nowhere. Our focused education program alone is worth the price of admission.  The bottom line is there’s always something new you can learn or see that will improve your operation and boost your bottom line, whether you’re an industry veteran or just opening your first store.

Here are four tips to a successful show.

  1. Get connected. Use Pizza & Pasta Connect at PizzaAndPastaExpo.com Web site to network with exhibitors and colleagues before, during and after Expo.
  2. Plan your show agenda in advance. Sign up for workshops, check out the keynotes and special presentations, as well as our pizza and pasta demonstration schedules.
  3. Map out your floor plan. Take time to review the exhibit hall floor plan and exhibitor list before mapping out your itinerary. You can find a listing of new exhibitors and products in the Pizza & Pasta Show Guide, as well as online at PizzaAndPastaExpo.com.
  4. Enjoy Atlantic City. When the show floor closes, take advantage of all Atlantic City has to offer.

We’re always striving to improve the show, and with that in mind, I welcome any suggestions that would enhance the show and experience. Drop me a note or post your thoughts on our Pizza Expo Facebook or Twitter feeds. It’s your show — we want it to be the best you can imagine.

It’s ALL pizza & pasta and it’s all for YOU!


Bill Oakley
Show Director

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