SNAXPO 2006: A Sure Bet  

I just returned from a site visit to Las Vegas, the location for SNAXPO 2006 and I am happy to report that we are going to have a SUPER SHOW!!!.
It has been 25 years since SNAXPO was in Las Vegas, and a lot has changed since then. For one, the town has grown faster than any city in the United States. It is currently the fastest growing city in the country. There are many new theme hotels such as Paris, the Venetian, New York/ New York, the Luxor and with these hotels come upscale shopping, restaurants and the best entertainment in the nation. While gambling is still a major draw to Vegas, the entertainment venues and dining, shopping, golf and other attractions have made it a much more diverse destination than in the past.
The fantastic resort hotel that will host SNAXPO is The Mandalay Bay hotel and resort. It is the best property on the Vegas strip for holding a convention and providing accommodations for our members. There are numerous restaurants at Mandalay Bay for entertaining or just grabbing a quick bite and many shops, a year round pool and other entertainment contained on the property. The convention show floor and meeting rooms are perfect for a convention our size and convenient to the sleeping rooms. Also, the hotel is at the end of the Vegas strip, near the airport, for easy transportation. You could enjoy the best of Vegas without leaving the hotel property grounds.
Our convention planning committee, headed up by Chairman Daryl Thomas of Herr Foods, is planning a terrific program of entertainment, education and a fantastic exhibit floor for this full exhibit show. Our keynote speaker, Gary Loveman, CEO of Harrah’s Entertainment will give us insight into how to make success in business, whether its poker chips or potato chips.
So, put on your Blue Suede Shoes and join us in Las Vegas from March 19-22 for SNAXPO 2006. It’s guaranteed to knock your socks off!!!      
Jim McCarthy
President and CEO
Snack Food Association