Alexandria, Virginia -- The International Sleep Products Association will host ISPA EXPO 2010, which it claims to be the world's largest trade show devoted to the mattress industry, 3-6 March 2010, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
ISPA said the show will feature exhibitors from all over the world, "showcasing the latest innovations in machinery, equipment, components, materials, supplies and services for the mattress industry."
"With the current state of the economy, everyone is analysing costs and looking at ways to become more efficient," noted Debi Sutton, ISPA vice president of marketing and member services, in the announcement.
The show is a convenient and cost-effective way to "compare machinery, equipment, components, materials, supplies and services from around the world" and for suppliers to reach their key audience, in one place, at one time, she added.
Noting that economic recovery will raise demand for new mattresses, ISPA chair Don Wright said the EXPO will allow participants to "make important business connections and see new components and materials," as well as learning more about issues affecting the industry and gaining a better understanding of current trends.
ISPA's educational sessions on important industry topics include a representative from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to bring attendees up to speed on the current enforcement rules for Parts 1632 and 1633 mattress flammability standards and other new safety rules that apply to mattresses.
Jerry Epperson, Managing Director of Mann, Armistead and Epperson Ltd, and Dr Michael Sherman, president of Association Research Inc., will give an overview of the 2010 mattress industry forecast.
Other topics to be covered include better retailing for better profitability, and used mattress recycling and disposal, as well as an update on the latest industry 'green' initiatives from the industry's new Green Task Force.
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