The National Grocers Association (NGA), announced today that the NGA Show (February 10-13, 2013 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, NV) EXPO Floor has now completely sold out, the earliest date in the history of the Show.
“The sold out status of the NGA EXPO Floor speaks to the value and tremendous opportunity the NGA Show and EXPO Floor provide for both exhibitors and attendees,” said Peter J. Larkin, president & CEO, NGA. ”The quality and diversity of the exhibitors on the EXPO Floor this year including the PMA Produce Pavilion and the co-location of NAMA’s MEATXPO add even more value for our attendees,” said Larkin. Although the EXPO Floor is sold out, a number of opportunities to participate are still available.
As the only industry show designed to help independent grocers succeed, the NGA Show features a focused EXPO Floor where business gets done, partnerships are formed and new opportunities are created. More than 175 exhibitors have committed to NGA this year, with many upgrading to larger booth space than in previous years and upgrading from their original commitments. NGA also reported that early Show registrations numbers to date are up significantly versus 2012 numbers and credited the strength of the Show’s educational content, as well as the draw of the EXPO Floor, and the successful implementation of a new online registration system and fee schedule.
“We are on track to break last year’s attendance record, which is a sign of the strength of the independent retail and wholesale grocer and their focus on being on the forefront of the latest trends and technology in our industry as they continue to grow and expand their businesses,” said Larkin.
The 2013 NGA Show features highly-rated educational programming