The International Sleep Products Association’s recent EXPO 2014 was one of its most successful shows in EXPO history. The nearly 3,300 attendees saw the latest in machinery, components, services and technology from a record-setting 214 exhibitors from 23 countries in the vibrant city of New Orleans.
EXPO attendees also participated in networking events, receptions and educational sessions on topics ranging from venturing into emerging markets, developing technologies affecting consumers, B2B sales trends and the sleep-health mattress equation.
Feedback from event attendees was overwhelmingly positive. "The show is well organized and the quality of the exhibits was excellent," explained Alvin Kaplan, vice president of Just Born in White Plains, NY. "Attending EXPO is the most time-efficient way to see multiple suppliers and the latest trends. If you don't go, you're missing out on seeing all kinds of valuable resources."
During one of EXPO’s best networking opportunities, Wednesday’s Welcome Reception, the industry band, the Insomniaczzz, had the crowd dancing and singing along. It provided the perfect opportunity to mingle with new business acquaintances and see old friends.
Ryan Trainer, president of ISPA remarked, “I think our record-breaking numbers reflect the enthusiasm and optimism that’s been building throughout the mattress industry. ISPA staff worked hard to make sure this EXPO provided something for everyone. “
"We always come to EXPO,” said Manuel Lopez Castillejos, director general for Colchones Wendy/Serta. “In fact, my first show was 31 years ago! Almost everything you see is new, from machinery to materials. We get new ideas for designs and it's also an important opportunity to meet and socialize with old friends."
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About the International Sleep Products Association: Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA is the voice of the mattress industry, representing mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world.