ISH Trade Show Set For Debut at Las Vegas Venue

ISH Trade Show Set For Debut at Las Vegas Venue

Las Vegas ISH North America 2003, the major plumbing products trade show which made its North American debut in Toronto last year, will be staged for the first time in Las Vegas next month.

The trade show and educational conference, which is attempting to expand its kitchen and bath emphasis, is scheduled to take place Oct. 1-3 at the new Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center here.

More than 500 companies will present their latest products and services to some 15,000 trade visitors, according to the show's organizer, the Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

Messe Frankfurt is partnering on ISH North America with the American Supply Association (ASA), the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC)- National Association, and the Radiant Panel Association (RPA).

The ISH North America show floor, as was the case last year, will be segmented into three distinct areas: Kitchen & Bath/Plumbing; PVF Pipes, Valves and Fittings; and Hydronics/HVAC.

"This arrangement provides easy access to specific areas of interest for attendees while offering a diverse assortment of products and services in allied industry areas," Messe Frankfurt said.

ISH North America will also feature a new six-track seminar program "that is an outgrowth of the demand for more in-depth and concentrated programs within selected industry segments," said Messe Frankfurt president Roland Bleinroth.

"We are very excited about this conference structure, which will allow attendees to quickly identify which topics are the most relevant for them personally. Conference attendees will have the choice of selecting a single seminar track or selecting individual seminars from multiple tracks, including kitchen and bath," Bleinroth added.

In addition, ISH North America will host a special "Design Plus" exhibit, featuring European products recognized for their outstanding design. Selected by a panel of industry experts from 139 entries, the products including offerings for the bathroom were honored during this year's ISH show in Frankfurt, Germany.

ISH North America 2004 will take place in Boston on a date to be announced, show sponsors said.