IH/M&RS To Present Comprehensive Culinary Market Through Extended Co-Locations with Foodservice Shows       
Portland, ME, May 17, 2007…Extended co-locations with Expo Comida Latina, All Asia Food and Kosherfest will create a diverse and unique culinary experience this November at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS®).  The three foodservice shows – presented by Diversified Business Communications – will shift to a Sunday-Monday format to coincide with the traditional Saturday through Tuesday IH/M&RS format.  This new schedule will offer an additional day of cross-market access for attendees of all four shows.        
While each show will maintain its unique brand identity, organizers George Little Management, LLC (GLM®) and Diversified Business Communications will partner to provide attendees with reciprocal show badges.  Combined, the total market experience will feature nearly 2,000 exhibitors and is expected to draw some 45,000 buyers, representing the largest showcase of its kind in North America. 
“The co-location with Expo Comida Latina, All Asia Food and Kosherfest will provide IH/M&RS attendees with an opportunity to discover products beyond their norm,” said Christian Falkenberg, IH/M&RS show manager.  “This is truly a comprehensive market experience, with traditional food products and cutting-edge restaurant equipment featured at the IH/M&RS, and culturally-diverse food and beverage products a few steps away.”
All Asia Food Expo
         As the only United States trade show dedicated to Asian retail and foodservice, All Asia Food serves as the only exposition to exclusively spotlight the rapidly growing U.S. market for Asian food and beverage.  Propelled by the growth of the Asian American population and spurred by a passion for Asian cuisine among citizens of all ethnicities, the market has reached more than $5 billion per year in U.S. sales. 
Expo Comida Latina
         Attended each year by decision-makers representing foodservice, supermarket and retail operations, Expo Comida Latina attracts some 200 exhibitors and 3,000 attendees.  The event, which was launched in Los Angeles, in 2002, as the first-ever business event for the Hispanic food and beverage market, has become firmly established in Los Angeles, New York City and Houston, Texas, as the leading resource for the Hispanic food and beverage industry.  In addition to exhibits, Expo Comida Latina features educational sessions and special events, including The ECL Culinary Demonstration Theater, hosted by celebrity Chef Lala and her lineup of renowned guest chefs. 
         Now in its third year alongside the IH/M&RS, Kosherfest is the largest international showcase of the $12 billion kosher foodservice industry, presenting international kosher food, beverage and foodservice resources, as well as educational sessions by industry experts.  The 19-year-old show will present some 350 exhibitors and attract 6,000 buyers. 
            Expo Comida Latina, All Asia Food and Kosherfest will take place Sunday, November 11, through Monday, November 12, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Additional information is available by contacting Diversified Business Communications, at (207) 842-5500, or visiting their respective websites at www.expo-comida-latina.com, www.allasiafood.com and www.kosherfest.com
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is an international marketplace for the hospitality industry, featuring 1,250 products and services for lodging and culinary buyers and attracting more than 35,000 in total trade attendance.  Of note, more than 600 companies will offer products related to food and beverage, foodservice equipment and supplies, tableware, linens, uniforms and restaurant technology solutions.  Seminars and demonstrations focused on culinary topics and trends will highlight the IH/M&RS event schedule. 
Following a full day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 10, the IH/M&RS will feature three days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13, on Level 3 of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  IH/M&RS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by 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) 948-6197.  E-mail: christian_falkenberg@glmshows.com.  Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com, or by calling GLM’s Customer Service Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.
Note to Media: For additional information, product samples, interviews or show press passes for all four shows (one pass allows entry to four shows), please contact Andover Communications, 201-947-4133, or email vickig@eclipse.net

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