Connecticut’s RDP Group is presenting their 2013 Holiday Buying Show, the East Coast’s largest bar, restaurant and retail professional gathering. The 2013 show takes over the Javits Convention Center in New York City September 9-10, 2013.
“Timing and location are everything,” says RDP’s Steven Wesler. “We’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive experience at the leading edge of the holiday buying season: from exhibition to education, from tiny hand-craft to mass market, from competitions to charitable efforts.”
The 2013 show features over 400 exhibits with the newest products, services, technologies and ideas for exhibitors and delegates alike to take their businesses to the next level. Show guests can network and learn from thousands of like-minded experts, brands and mixologists from every corner of the hospitality industry to energize their businesses.
The show boasts an outstanding seminar series with topics ranging from “Boutique Distilleries” to “Learning how to Make More Profits While Working Less.” This season the show is proud to welcome The US Drinks Conference with its outstanding lineup of speakers and topics: www.usdrinksconference.com.
This year marks the ninth year of the show’s epic New York Cocktail Competition and the debut of a number of brands, notably a new Mongolian Vodka: Soyombo. Competitors will create, demonstrate and sample their creations before a panel of distinguished judges in the hopes of winning not only the coveted title, but also cash prizes amounting to $3000.
The SIP Japan Pavilion will feature over sixty brands from Japan with tastings and demonstrations along with education to introduce sakes and shochus to the show attendees. And this year craft is king, with sampling from the Emerging Brands Pavilion, MHW distributors’ craft and boutique brands Pavilion, the Crafts Spirits Pavilion and Craft Beer Pavilion.
Finally, the show is showcasing Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™, a national fundraising event that helps ensure no child in America grows up hungry. During the show month, participating restaurants raise funds in a variety of ways to support the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Founding Partner the National Restaurant Association sponsors the program, along with American Express, Ecolab, ONEHOPE Wine, SCA, Food Network, and Clear Channel. The show urges exhibitors and attendees alike to visit DineOutForNoKidHungry.org and participate.
“We’re providing fun along with the serious side of the business,” Wesler concludes. “We’ve a great kickoff party on the eve of the show sponsored by Shadow Beverages. We’re looking forward to welcoming the world to New York.”
Admission for show floor exhibits is $40 between now and August 30th, and $55 after the 30th and at the door. Admission for the World-Class Seminar Series, plus Show Floor Exhibits is $140 until August 30th, and $175 after the 30th and at the door. To purchase tickets, visit http://holidaybarbuyingshow.com or call (800) 243-9774.
Show takes place at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center-Hall 1A, at West 38th Street and 11th Avenues, New York, NY 10001. Visit: http://holidaybarbuyingshow.com/attendee-registration
Other show sponsors include The Tasting Panel Magazine, MHW, Ltd; Genesis Beverage Brands; SIP Japan; New York Lottery “Quick Draw”; Shadow Beverage Group, Ltd; Soyombo Vodka; Saharas Nuts; Park Street Imports; Bonfun; Royal Moscato Rose; Shiftgig; Prefunc; USBGNY.org; Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association; Shakestir; Sociallybuzz; Modern Distillery Age and Smart Bar Products.