Two major pool and spa shows combine for 2008

The show will be held Nov. 18-20, 2008

The International Pool & Spa Expo | Backyard Living Expo will merge with the AQUA Show in 2008 for a mega combination show that will generate tremendous growth opportunities for the pool, spa and backyard marketplace, Hanley Wood Exhibitions announced.  

By uniting the industry under one roof, this show leverages the strengths of all three shows to create the most comprehensive, informative and business-building event in the industry.  
       
Debuting Nov. 18-20, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the new combination show has been renamed as the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. Along with the tagline of “The Backyard Experience,” the new show name defines the event’s focus and better reflects the multiple markets served by the show.  
       
“We're excited to bring these three events together,” said Donna Bellantone, director of the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. "We strongly believe one unified event serves the best interest of attendees and exhibitors alike, streamlining the numerous show options into one event.”
       
The expanded show floor will feature the full gamut of industry product categories, including pools, spas, hot tubs, water features, casual furniture, pumps and heaters, lighting, landscape decor, hearth and grills. The event is projected to draw 1,000 key manufacturers and major distributors in 3,000 booths. In addition to exhibits, the event will feature an expanded, targeted educational conference program comprised of approximately 75 seminars addressing a myriad of up-to-date industry issues and trends.   
       
Designed especially for pool/spa builders/installers, retailers, service technicians, landscape architects, landscapers, custom home builders and home design center professionals, the conference program offers business, technical and a backyard living track.   
       
"This is the most exciting news to hit the industry in years,” said Rick McConnell, Vice President of Hanley Wood Exhibitions. “Along with our industry partners, we are excited to be part of this ground-breaking event.”    
       
For more information about the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, call 972-536-6350 or 888-869-8522.

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