Mixing some business with a family vacation is the perfect combination for those attending EXPO 2009 – the 30th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – to be held June 11-13 in the New Orleans Convention Centre.
“Since the show returns to New Orleans for the first time since 1991, it’s a great vacation destination for families too,” comments exposition director Eric Gee. “In addition to the historical sites, New Orleans offers many locations and attractions of interest to youngsters of all ages,” he said.
Recently, New Orleans has reclaimed itself as a leading travel and entertainment destination. Areas frequented by visitors are virtually fully recovered from the 2005 storm damage. “Many of the attractions have been upgraded and remodeled, putting even more NEW back into New Orleans,” Eric notes. Exhibitors and attendees alike can plan to enjoy a vibrant, revitalized New Orleans. Attractions in close proximity to the convention center include the new Audubon Institute’s Insectarium, located in the historic U.S. Custom House on Canal Street. Also close to the show site: the Aquarium of the Americas and its IMAX theatre, the National Word War II Museum and (just a short streetcar ride away) the Audubon Park Zoo. “New Orleans is open, and it’s better than ever!,” notes Eric Gee.
A truly international exposition, EXPO 2009 will showcase the latest products and services for the wood products industry. EXPO, held every two years, is sponsored and produced by the Southern Forest Products Association.
For information about the upcoming show, contact Eric Gee, Exposition Director, 2900 Indiana Ave., Kenner, LA 70065; 504/443-4464 (ext. 214); [email protected]; or fax to 504/443-6612. Online, complete details about EXPO 2009 can be found at www.sfpaexpo.com.