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Road to Pizza Expo

Game Plan
Pizza Expo can be overwhelming, that's why a solid strategy is needed

D

o you have a solid game
plan in place to tackle the
beast that is International
Pizza Expo? The show floor is teeming
with great vendors ready to showcase
their products, wares and services. The
seminar rooms are packed with experts
prepared to distill only the most helpful business advice. The competition
areas are overflowing with contestants
that tantalize attendee taste buds
(International Pizza Challenge) or
excite the minds with acrobatic feats
(World Pizza Games). We say it all
the time - there's just so much to see,
do, taste, smell and touch at the event.
We know it can be a bit overwhelming, particularly for first-time attendees. That's why having a solid game
plan in place is so important. And even
though you're likely standing in the
Las Vegas Convention Center as you
read this, don't fret. Take a few
moments to sit down, take a deep
breath and get your plan in order. It'll
help you tremendously.
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1) DID YOU BRING CO-OWNERS,
MANAGERS OR OTHER KEY STAFF
MEMBERS WITH YOU? If so, great!

Don't walk around in one big group.
Divide and conquer. Take a look at
the seminar and demonstration lineup
in your attendee show guide or on
the International Pizza Expo app
and delegate tasks to your staff. Let
them know which ones you want each
individual to attend so that you can
compare notes later.
2) LOOKING FOR A CERTAIN PIECE
OF EQUIPMENT? Prioritize your needs

from most to least important and then
take a day to hit every vendor that
offers the items you're looking for. Talk
pricing, warranties, features, support
... you get the picture. Take your time
to decide what company will best
serve you as a business partner moving
forward.

3) TAKE TIME TO UNWIND. You're
going to be on your feet a lot. You're
going to be tired. Take some down
time by attending the World Pizza
Games Finals and Rockin' Party. There
will be food, drinks, networking and
plenty of entertainment. Many say it's
the highlight of the show for them
every year. You won't want to miss it.
4) LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR MENU
OFFERINGS? Start by hitting up the

food booths on the show floor. There
you'll find samples and be able to get
insight into what's trendy and what
you can offer your customers in 2019
that will keep them interested and
coming back for more. But be sure
to swing by the International Pizza
Challenge as well, because that's where
some of the real ingenuity happens.
You're sure to find a flavor combination there that'll knock your socks off !


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Pizza Today - March 2019
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Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Road to Pizza Expo
Destinations
Knead to Know
Learning From Others
Non-Traditional Locations
Pizza Expo Preview
Pizza Head, St. Louis
Mozzapi, Louisville
Preferred Supplier
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
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