Show will be held March 14-16 at Hilton
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“Next year’s Expo will bring everything together in a safe, walkable area that shows off
In addition, the Hilton is setting aside a block of rooms at a locked-in discount. Expo guests will pay less than $200 a night. (Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.)
“We’re happy with the dates, too,” says Mitch Horowitz, MJSA’s outgoing vice president for sales. “With so many people moving to just-in-time inventory, buying is being done later now, and inventories will have been depleted by Christmas and Valentine’s Day. There’s also no conflict with holidays or other shows.”
In moving to the Hilton, MJSA is returning to the scene of successful past shows, but Cochran gives credit for the idea to association members. Expo
Cochran expects a high return rate among companies that exhibited last year. Expo New York 2009 did well despite the poor economy, especially in comparison to other shows, “and the Hilton is so much more conducive to both doing business and enjoying the city,” he says. “You can take a customer out to dinner or for a drink, or just find a place to relax during the show, without even leaving the building. And later you can catch a Broadway show by walking a few blocks.”
The exhibition space will be on three floors connected by an escalator. Vendors should receive renewal notices soon to secure their booths.