ISH Trade Show Set For Debut at Las Vegas
Las Vegas ISH North America 2003, the major
plumbing products trade show which made its North American debut in
Toronto last year, will be staged for the first time in Las Vegas
The trade show and educational conference, which is
attempting to expand its kitchen and bath emphasis, is scheduled to
take place Oct. 1-3 at the new Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Convention Center here.
More than 500 companies will present their latest
products and services to some 15,000 trade visitors, according to
the show’s organizer, the Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
Messe Frankfurt is partnering on ISH North America
with the American Supply Association (ASA), the Canadian Institute
of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
Contractors (PHCC)- National Association, and the Radiant Panel
The ISH North America show floor, as was the case
last year, will be segmented into three distinct areas: Kitchen
& Bath/Plumbing; PVF Pipes, Valves and Fittings; and
“This arrangement provides easy access to specific
areas of interest for attendees while offering a diverse assortment
of products and services in allied industry areas,” Messe Frankfurt
ISH North America will also feature a new six-track
seminar program “that is an outgrowth of the demand for more
in-depth and concentrated programs within selected industry
segments,” said Messe Frankfurt president Roland Bleinroth.
“We are very excited about this conference
structure, which will allow attendees to quickly identify which
topics are the most relevant for them personally. Conference
attendees will have the choice of selecting a single seminar track
or selecting individual seminars from multiple tracks, including
kitchen and bath,” Bleinroth added.
In addition, ISH North America will host a special
“Design Plus” exhibit, featuring European products recognized for
their outstanding design. Selected by a panel of industry experts
from 139 entries, the products including offerings for the bathroom
were honored during this year’s ISH show in Frankfurt, Germany.
ISH North America 2004 will take place in Boston on
a date to be announced, show sponsors