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· Less plastic, less packaging and less waste;
· New easy to use snap-fit locking cap;
· Improved teat;
· Still 100% recyclable and Bisphenol-A free and
· now in handy packs of five and ten.
Besides the great speakers we there was also a small invitation only trade show. The large trade show held September in Las Vegas is a free for all. So many manufactures that you can't possibly see them all. We spend 5 days literally running. This show was much smaller and only for brick and mortar specialty stores. No big box or Internet (target, baby's R Us, baby super mall etc...) There are only 200 manufactures allowed to show. This year ABC limited the booth space to 10X10 or 10X20. I hope that they don't do that next year. I don't care how big the booth is just as long as there are no more than 200 manufactures.
Lori, Dave, and Dad
Gene spends a lot of time on the phone. In fact all the men do.
Great friend Karla (expecting twin girls. She is 30+ weeks. I know I am jealous too!) and Jacob my totally cute and to much fun friend.
The next day we had an all day NINFRA meeting. My dad has been the president of NINFRA for 4 years and at this meeting he passed the torch to Barry Gavertz. Towards the end of the meeting my dad was presented with the Eleanor Schwartz award. This is an award that NINFRA gives out every couple of years to someone who has been dedicated to the good of the juvenile industry. It was such an honor for my dad. I am so proud of him.
At the beginning of the ABC show a press conference was held. At which it was announced that the Fall ABC show would be held in Louisville starting in 2011. I guess what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.
After the first day at the show Louisville threw us one heck of a party. We took the Bourbon Buses from the show to the facilities where the 2011 September ABC show would be held. As we disembarked there was a red carpet lined the clapping patrons. We were made to feel so important. Then just as you entered the building there was a live demonstration of glass blowing. I was so amazed at their talent. Then inside was a grand party with food, drinks, and entertainment.
The other entertainment included golf cart rides around the facility and several museum exhibits that were brought in for us. Probably the neatest part about this party was that the people of Louisville arranged this party after the contract for the show to be moved had already been signed. Their hospitality went above and beyond in every way. We are so excited to be visiting again soon.