ISH North America Shifts to Biennial
Schedule for Shows
Richardson, TX ISH North America, the recently
launched trade show for the plumbing and related markets, will
shift to a biennial schedule, instead of being staged annually,
trade show organizers announced.
The change in approach, ISH-NA officials said, was
implemented in response to exhibitor and attendee surveys,
conducted after the event took place in Las Vegas last fall. In
2002, the first year the show appeared in North America, ISH-NA was
staged in Toronto.
This year’s event also known as the International
Trade Show for Kitchen & Bath, Plumbing, PVF, Heating and Air
Conditioning is set for Oct. 14-16 at the new Boston Convention and
Exhibition Center. The next show after Boston will be in Chicago in
2006. A “Combined Industry Conference” will be held in non-show
years, show organizers said, adding that the new schedule is
“designed to make the event more convenient, cost effective and
productive for exhibitors and attendees.”
“The goal of our effort was to continue refining
the already successful ISH-NA concept to better meet exhibitor and
attendee requirements and preferences,” show organizers said. “A
clear majority of exhibitors indicated their preference for an
During the odd years the ISH-NA Partners will host
a “Combined Industry Conference,” to include the annual meetings
and conventions of the participating partners and a comprehensive
program of educational, business and social events. Rather than
regular full-size product exhibits, exhibits at those events will
be limited to a tabletop format, show organizers noted.
ISH North America Show is produced by the
Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt Inc. in partnership with the American
Supply Association and several other associations.