December 9, 2013 |

International Pizza Expo® is Just Around the Corner!

By Bill Oakley

March 24-27, 2014 – Las Vegas Convention Center — We are pulling out all the stops to make sure next year’s Pizza Expo, our 30th, is the biggest and best show we’ve ever produced!  Attendees will be able to choose from nearly 90 pizzeria-boosting seminars, Power Panels, demonstrations, workshops and networking events.  We’ve also expanded our pre-show education program this year, which is specifically designed for pizzeria operators and managers, to include the School of Pizzeria Management intensive two-day workshops on Sunday, March 23, and Monday, March 24.  Attend both Part I and Part II of any of these workshops and receive a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, our Monday programming for new operators and early-arriving attendees will include a Power Panel, six seminars and a closing-day reception with food and drinks.  The best part is this intense six-hour Monday education program is FREE to all registered attendees.  We’ve also lined up several new speakers, including several who operate pizzerias, and developed new topics to make this the ONLY show you’ll need to attend all year to find out new trends in the pizza industry.  You’ll have an opportunity to learn from the pros about today’s hot-button topics, such as social media marketing, menu design, employee motivation, dough dos and don’ts and growth strategies.

Did you know we’ll be giving away more than $50,000 in cash and prizes during Pizza Expo?  The best news is there may not be an easier way to win $20,000 in Las Vegas than playing the show-closing Great MEGA BUCKS Giveaway.  And, if you’re looking to further increase your odds of winning some additional cold hard cash, you should also make plans to enter the New Exhibitor Treasure Hunt.  You also have the opportunity to compete in the World Pizza Games and International Pizza Challenge™.

At International Pizza Expo® you’ll have networking opportunities with some of the best and brightest pizza entrepreneurs and consultants. With all the choices available to you at Expo, it’s a good idea to start planning your show strategy now.  Map out a list of education seminars you want to attend and start thinking about questions to ask at the Beer & Bull Idea Exchange®.  Take a few minutes now to review the attendee brochure with this issue of Pizza Today magazine or visit our website at for a list of exhibiting companies, seminars, demonstrations and workshops.  If you’ve ever seen or read about a product or service you’d like to have for your pizzeria, then chances are you’ll find it and just about everything else you’ll need for your pizzeria on the Pizza Expo show floor.

If you haven’t already registered to attend International Pizza Expo, the “World’s Largest Pizza Show,” you should stop reading this now and call (800) 489-8324. Or, better yet, pre-register online at and save $10.

Our combined staff at Pizza Today and Pizza Expo has been working for well over a year to produce the biggest and best show ever. You are not going to want to miss what we have in store for International Pizza Expo 2014.
It’s all Pizza and it’s all for YOU!

Best regards,
Bill Oakley
Executive Vice President

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