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Worldwide Food Expo Opens Up General Sales

Monday, November 13, 2006

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2006 – Space at Worldwide Food Expo 2007 was 75 percent sold out at the end of the priority sales period, according to the show’s sponsors, the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Worldwide Food Expo will take place October 24-27, 2007, in Chicago.

AMI and IDFA have now sent an open invitation to suppliers serving the food and beverage industries to reserve exhibit space for the major trade event next fall.

As a result of the brisk sales in the early "priority" period this summer, hundreds of companies staked out their exhibit space for North America's largest food and beverage show for processing, packaging, equipment, ingredients, supplies and services.

"Exhibitors have been excited by the commitment of dozens of food and beverage organizations to this event -- including the American Beverage Association and drinktec -- as well as the commitment by such companies as Dean Foods and Smithfield Foods to hold meetings at Expo for hundreds of plant managers," said IDFA Vice President of Communications and Meetings Susan Ruland. "We're gearing up for a terrific event next fall."

“Interest among the exhibitors tells us the show is robust,” said AMI Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Professional Development Janet Riley. “We’re confident attendance at the show will reflect the early enthusiasm we’ve seen on the exhibit side."

For more information on exhibiting, contact Mark Miller or Terri Sullivan at 703-934-4700, or wwfe@cmgexpo.com. More information is also available at http://www.worldwidefood.com.

Worldwide Food Expo is a biennial event that attracts 25,000 industry leaders from 100 countries to see the largest North American display of food and beverage industry suppliers in one location; over 1,100 exhibitors cover 1 million square feet of floor space. Worldwide Food Expo’s educational programming addresses issues, trends and technologies in the food and beverage processing industry.

The show is comprised of the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition.

For more information contact:
Susan Ruland
Janet Riley

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