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  • Waking Up in Vegas: IPSPE 2013 Guide

    by Cailley Hammel November 2013

    photo of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
    James Marvin Phelps

    After a rousing year in the Big Easy, it’s time to once again set our sights on the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas for this year’s IPSPE. With show attendance on the rise in recent years — attendance at 2012’s New Orleans show grew by 5 percent over the previous year — and...

  • Brush Up Your Networking Skills for IPSPE

    by Cailley Hammel November 2013

    “Networking.” It's not only a popular buzzword in the business world, but it's a task, like exercising and flossing, that we're supposed to do on a regular basis. 

    But what does that mean, exactly? In short, networking is about developing relationships with fellow professionals who might be of use to you later. (And vice-versa.) However, unless you’re a total social butterfly, that can sound a little intimidating. 

    So instead, think of networking in...

  • Glad To Be Back in Vegas

    by Scott Webb November 2013

    Scott Webb“What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans goes home with you.”— Laurell K. Hamilton, fantasy and romance novelist

    Not exactly sure what Laurell is referring to, but I have to say that I’m really glad to be back in Vegas for this year’s IPSPE. Some people liked last year’s venue; I am not among them....

  • 17,000 Attend Barcelona Show

    by Scott Webb October 2013

    photo of the Salon Piscina show in Barcelona

    An excellent turnout buoyed enthusiasm at Salon Piscina last week, as over 17,000 pool and spa professionals from all over the world made the trip to the Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona.

    The show cemented its international credentials with 62 percent of attendees traveling to the show from more than a hundred countries,...

  • Five Things I Learned at Piscina Barcelona

    by Scott Webb October 2013

    It’s morning on day three of the four-day Piscina Barcelona show, and I’ve had a couple days to get my head together.

    I’ve never been to the Barcelona show before, and I didn’t know what to expect. I certainly had a number of misconceptions about the event itself;...

  • Aquanale, FSB to Open in Cologne

    by Scott Webb October 2013

    Aquanale, the International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, and FSB, the international exhibition for open spaces, sports and swimming facilities, will take place in at the Koelnmesse exhibition center in Cologne October 22 – 25. Around 1,000 exhibitors from the swimming pool, sauna and wellness sector and more than 25,000 trade visitors (including those attending FSB) are expected at this year’s combined show.

    It’s truly an international show, says Frank...

  • Convention(al) Wisdom

    by Cailley Hammel October 2013

    photo of Las Vegas skyline
    Bellemedia | Dreamstime.com

    We’re on the brink of IPSPE and the trade show season, and you know what that means: it’s once again time to pack your bags and head to a convention hall bursting with aisle after aisle of vendors large and small, all of whom hope to have a few minutes of your time.

    Whether you’re a...

  • An Inside Look at Piscina Barcelona's Waterpark Symposium

    by AQUA Editors October 2013