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The 2007 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (November 10-13, 2007,
New York City) Experiencing a Surge in Participation by First-time Exhibitors


Notable Companies Return to IH/M&RS After Hiatus

WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 12, 2007…In response to a vibrant 2006 market, the 2007  International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS) is experiencing a surge in participation by first-time exhibitors, as well as those returning to the Show after an extended absence. Taking place November 10-13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the 92nd annual IH/M&RS will feature some of the industry’s most prominent names, including Matteo, Milliken Carpet, Orkin Commercial, ServiceMaster Clean and VF Imagewear.

“The success of the 2006 Show has put this market on the radar of several prominent companies, as well as younger companies looking for the appropriate market to reach key buyers,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “We’re excited to present a significant lineup of new exhibitors this year, and equally excited to welcome back those who have a renewed interest in the Show.” 

Among the first-time exhibitors are Ankasa (linens), Benchmaster Furniture (leather seating), BuyEfficient (online purchasing), National Dairy Brands (butter), QSR Automation (technology solutions), ServiceMaster Clean (cleaning, restoration), Ten Strawberry Street (tableware) and VF Imagewear (uniforms).

Those returning to the Show after an absence include America Metalcraft (kitchen and serving supplies), Deco Lav (high-end bathroom products), Electric Mirror (mirrors and mirror televisions), Hotel Fitness Club/True (fitness equipment), Lavi (stanchions, signage), Matteo (luxury linens), Milliken Carpet (carpeting) and Orkin Commercial (pest control).

“We view the IH/M&RS as the premiere Show for the hospitality industry, and what better place to promote our brands, our products and our apparel expertise than in New York,” said Cindy Huskey, marketing coordinator for VF Imagewear, Inc., a leader in the uniform industry for more than 80 years. “We hope to reach decision-makers seeking an image program that is new and innovative, yet comfortable and functional.”

The 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 10, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®). 

For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954. Telephone (914) 421-3296. Fax (914) 948-6180. E-mail: christian_falkenberg@glmshows.com. Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com, or by contacting GLM’s Customer Relations Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.

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Contact:

 Melissa Gray (914) 421-3263
E-mail: melissa_gray@glmshows.com

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Also See: Post Show Report - The 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show / November 2006
Post Show Report - The 2004 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show / November 2004
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