Tenth Annual NAPICS Features Innovative Pizza & Ice Cream exhibition, workshops, student competition

(Press Release) COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 8, 2013 – The tenth annual North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show (NAPICS) will be held Feb. 17-18, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event is projected to attract a national audience of approximately 4,200 pizzeria and ice cream shop operators.

NAPICS is a show for pizza and ice cream professionals – owners, managers and operators – and provides a forum for meeting a variety of food and equipment vendors while networking with peers and learning from experts. NAPICS will feature exhibits and demonstrations of new products and equipment, and seminars and workshops covering tried and true “how to” procedures and innovative methodologies. For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://bit.ly/NAPICS13_SOE

Approximately 175 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest advances in equipment for pizzerias and ice cream shops and will provide samples of new food products, including a variety of products for Italian dishes, coffees and dessert items, as well as pizza and ice cream.

Registration is $59 per person after Feb. 13, 2013 or on-site. Visit www.napics.com to register. The show is open Feb. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. NAPICS is a trade-only event and not open to the public. No one under 14 will be admitted.
The 19th annual North America Pizza Pizzazz, the longest running pizza-making competition in the United States, will feature competitors vying for a cash prize of $6,000 each in gourmet and traditional categories. The gourmet competition kicks off at 9 a.m. Feb. 17 and the traditional competition does likewise at 9 a.m. on Feb. 18, both in the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the NAPICS exhibition floor. Awards are announced daily for each competition at 3:30 p.m.

Annually, more than 100 contestants compete in first-round bake offs with the top six in each category continuing on to the championship rounds where they again prepare their original entry. A panel of judges rules on appearance, marketability and taste.

1525 Bethel Road, Ste. 201
Columbus OH 43220-2054
Tel: 614-442-3535
Fax: 614-442-3550
Toll Free: 800-282-9049
www.napics.com

SPECIAL NOTES:
Trade Show Only – Not Open to General Public
Excellent visuals available on NAPICS exhibition floor, at the Pizza Pizzazz Competition and during the Ohio ProStart Student Invitational.