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'TIS THE SEASON — the show season that is. As the summer's busy days come to a close, the industry trade show season is just gearing up. The winter months offer builders, dealers and retailers a great opportunity to view new products, participate in hands-on demonstrations, attend marketing, business and technical seminars and get up to speed with all that's new and noteworthy in the industry. AQUA has tracked down all the info on this year's national and international shows, from the essentials to the special events. So dive right in and plan some trips.

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market

Sept. 14-17, 2005

The Merchandise Mart

Chicago

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Wed., Sept. 14 . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 15. . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 16 . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 17 . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Retailers at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market can shop over 350 permanent and temporary exhibitors featuring a mix of casual indoor and outdoor furniture and garden accessories. New for 2005, the 7th-floor market suites house over 125,000 additional square feet of merchandise, including hearth products, tabletop/decorative accessories, umbrellas, garden items, statuary, planters/pottery and barbecues/grills.

SEMINARS

Experts in the casual furniture industry will present a series of free seminars during the convention focusing on marketing trends for 2006 and the growing outdoor room phenomenon. A complimentary lunch will precede each noon seminar.

Thurs., Sept. 15 . . . . . . 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 16. . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

New for 2005 are the Merchandising Excellence Awards, presented by the Casual Furniture Retailer's (CFR) Association and Hearth & Home magazine. Awards will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 14, on the show floor.

The Design Excellence Awards breakfast will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, from 8:008:30 a.m. with a complimentary meal prepared by the Jill Prescott Culinary School. The 46th annual Apollo Awards will also be held on Sept. 15 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. (invitation only). The CFR membership breakfast and presentation of the CFR design awards will take place on Sept. 16 from 7:30-9:00 a.m., and the Annual Market Party will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the East Bank Club rooftop deck.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Special discount rates have been secured at a number of area hotels with United Airlines and Hertz Car Rental. Call Mart Travel Services at 800/528-8700 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or click on merchandise mart.com for details. International visitors dial 312/527-7300 for details. Alternately, attendees can contact United directly at 800/521-4041 and reference code #596YA for discounts, and Hertz at 800/654-2240 and reference code CV#032U0005 for discounts.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Elizabeth Cooley

Phone: 312/527-7764

Fax: 312/379-6053

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: merchandisemart.com/casual market

World Aquatic Health Conference

Sept. 19-21, 2005

Pacific Palms Conference Resort

City of Industry, Calif.

The second annual WAHC offers attendees 30 speakers who will deliver more than 40 seminars over two days. The conference will focus on the needs of public health officials, aquatic directors, academic and industrial researchers, university/college educators, new technology marketers, technical educators and operators.

SEMINARS

Tues., Sept. 20 . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 21 . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WAHC is offering two full days of seminars and symposia with the following tracks: aquatic benefits and therapy, recreational water illness and injury prevention, CPO instructor advanced chemistry, CPI training and instructor certification, industrial new technology, and university aquatic education strategic planning. Paid conference registrants receive a complimentary continental breakfast, buffet lunch and refreshments between sessions on both days.

SPECIAL EVENTS

There will be a welcome reception for attendees on Sept. 19 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and an awards reception on Sept. 20 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Pacific Palms Conference Resort will serve as the conference headquarters.

Attendees are eligible for discounted rates of $119 per night using code National Swimming Pool Foundation.

Call 800/524-4557 or fax 626/964-9535 for details.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Margaret Smith

Phone: 719/540-9119

Fax: 719/540-2787 e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: nspf.org

Pool Industry Expo

Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2005

Monterey Convention Center

Monterey, Calif.

This year's PIE offers over 40 educational and hands-on seminars along with over 28,000 square feet of exhibit space. Exhibitors can set up in the convention center on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The convention center does not accept advance shipments of exhibit material.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Thurs., Sept. 29 . . . . . 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 30. . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 1. . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Thurs., Sept. 29 . . . . . 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 30 . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 1 . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 30, PIE will offer a Monterey Fiesta including an open barbecue, entertainment and the Pool Tech Olympics.

Barbecue tickets may be ordered when registering for $25 per person. The Pool Tech Olympics is free and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Live entertainment will also be provided for the evening.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Portola Plaza Hotel will serve as the convention headquarters, and is offering special rates to attendees. Call 831/6494511 for details and reservations.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Attendee contact: Bill Hoy

Phone: 650/323-7743

Fax: 650/328-9067

e-mail: [email protected]

Exhibitor contact: Don Koss

Phone: 415/883-3743

Web site: poolindustryexpo.com

25th Annual World Waterpark Association Symposium and Trade Show

Oct. 3-7, 2005

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Wed., Oct. 5 . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Special seminar tracks will focus on various segments within the industry such as the public sector and indoor waterpark hotels. Of special interest to those new to the waterpark industry is the "Waterpark Development & Expansion Workshop," which includes more than 20 speakers who will give insight into the various issues in building a waterpark for the first time or expanding an existing park.

Tues., Oct. 4 . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 5 . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The WWA's golf tournament will start Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 a.m. An annual reunion party will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. The WWA's annual goodbye bash will be on Friday, Oct. 7, adjacent to the Mandalay wave pool and will include brunch. Award presentations for the print and radio categories of the WWA Wave Review Awards, as well as for the SWIM! (Superior Waterpark Inspiration & Motivation) Awards, will be announced during the general session.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Mandalay Bay will serve as both the WWA headquarters hotel and the site of convention activities. Additional lodging will be available at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. Call 877/632-7800 and mention group code SWWP05 for reservations at Mandalay. Attendees staying at Mandalay will save $100 off the price of the WWA's Park Education Package, allowing access to all aspects of the convention.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Gina Kellogg

Phone: 913/599-0300

Fax: 913/599-0520

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: waterparks.org

ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo

Oct. 7-10, 2005 Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

This year's American Society of Landscape Architects Meeting & Expo theme, "Winds of Change, Keys to the Future," focuses on keeping professionals abreast of all that's new and noteworthy. Speakers include the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Muta Maathai and Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. Field sessions will explore the Fort Lauderdale area and its landscape architecture.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Sat., Oct. 8 . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 9 . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

ASLA will offer more than 85 sessions, field workshops and professional tours.

Some topics include water management issues, residential design and making environmentally sustainable development decisions.

Sat., Oct. 8 . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct.9. . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 10 . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ASLA is offering a number of special events including the 20th Annual LAF Benefit Dinner, "The Sunset Samba," to be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 7:00 10:00 p.m., for $175 per person; the Riverwalk Revelry, from 7:00 -11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, for $70 per person; a golf tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for $75 per person and a closing dinner and awards ceremony on Monday, Oct. 10 for $60 per person.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Special rates have been negotiated on behalf of meeting attendees at five area hotels: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott, Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort, and Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel. ASLA's room blocks and special rates expire on Sept. 4, 2005. Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is the official travel agency for the 2005 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo and offers 5 to 10 percent off of the lowest available fare for tickets purchased less than 60 days prior to the meeting on United or Continental. For more information, click on atcmeetings.com/asla, e-mail [email protected], or fax 858/362-3153.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: JoAnn Brown

Phone: 202/216-2333

Fax: 301/809-6033

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: asla.org

International Pool & Spa Expo

Oct. 31-Nov.3, 2005 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Tues., Nov. 1 . . . . . . . . 10:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 2 . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 3. . . . . . .10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Mon., Oct. 31 . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 1 . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 2 . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 3. . . . . . .8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Presented by business experts and industry members, the conference program includes 103 sessions in a multi-track educational program, including 62 technical seminars and 41 business seminars. Seventy-two are all-new seminars and 53 are intermediate- to advancedlevel seminars.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jim Morris, subject of the film, The Rookie , will give the keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. A welcome party will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at SeaWorld Adventure Park. Business casual dress is requested. The APSP Awards of Excellence presentation banquet will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

Throughout the Expo, the APSP Builders and Service Councils will provide fullscale live workshops of the latest field techniques in job-site settings. The workshops will take place during the following times:

Tues. Nov. 1 . . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed. Nov. 2 . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 3 . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Special discounts on hotel, airfare and car rentals have been arranged for show participants by Travel Planners. Call 212/7796128, or click on poolandspaexpo.com for details.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Kim Rogers

Phone: 972/536-6350 or 888/869-8522

Fax: 972/536-6365

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: poolandspaexpo.com

AQUA Show Conference & Expo

Nov. 15-18, 2005 Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Wed., Nov. 16 . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 17 . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 18. . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Tues., Nov. 15 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 16 . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 17 . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 18 . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

New this year, the AQUA Show will feature an additional day of seminars before the show opens on Nov. 16. Throughout the AQUA Show, attendees can expect an expanded education program aimed at increasing profitability and professionalism in spa and pool stores, as well as construction, maintenance and design businesses. The program will offer over 80 seminars and workshops on marketing, finance, store design, sales, customer service, employee relations, repair and maintenance, construction, design and landscaping. The Genesis 3 Design Group will introduce a new college-level design school exclusive to the AQUA Show. Many AQUA and Genesis 3 seminars are eligible for continuing education credits from the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). In addition, AQUA will debut the AQUA Smart Store on the show floor to offer retailers first-hand experience with new sales, merchandising and display tools and techniques. Facilitated by retail experts, the AQUA Smart Store's activities and events will be free of charge to all AQUA attendees during show hours. Also offered at no charge on the show floor are seminars and demonstrations in the AQUA Design/Build Pavilion. Presented by the Genesis 3 Design Group, these sessions run during show hours and topics include glass tile installation, landscaping, wine appreciation and book signing by selected authors.

SPECIAL EVENTS

All AQUA attendees are invited to both the opening keynote presentation, "If Aristotle Ran General Motors," by Tom Morris, and the industry celebration at the House of Blues. Tom Morris served as a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame for 15 years and now advises some of the world's top companies on how to revolutionize their business practices. The Blues Brothers Revue and Louie Louie will be the featured entertainment at the opening night celebration. Your show badge is your admission to both events.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is the headquarters hotel for the AQUA Show, with a room rate of $200 per night, plus tax. Rooms are also available at Mandalay Bay's THEhotel for $225, the Luxor for $89 (weekday) and $149 (weekend), and the Excalibur for $69 (weekday) and $129 (weekend). For reservations call the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor's Authority at 888/892-5822.

AIR ACCOMMODATIONS

Special air rates have been arranged allowing conference attendees a 5 percent discount off published round-trip fares on both United and American Airlines. By purchasing United airline tickets 30 days or more prior to departure date, attendees will receive an additional 5 percent discount. Call Burkhalter Travel at 800/5569286 for reservations. Ask for Patti, Jenny or Pam and refer to the AQUA Show meeting fare.

CAR RENTALS

Auto rentals may also be arranged through Burkhalter Travel. Special rates have been contracted with Budget Rent A Car.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Monica Ransom

Phone: 800/536-3630

Fax: 949/253-8730

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: aquashow.com

Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo

Dec. 6-8, 2005 Toronto Congress Centre Toronto, Ontario

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Tues., Dec. 6 . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 7. . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 8 . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Tues. Dec. 6. . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 7 . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 8 . . . . . 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

There will be a variety of technical and business topics covered, ranging from basic hydraulics to incorporating water features. All seminars will take place at the Toronto Congress Center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The annual Industry Awards event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Live entertainment, award ceremonies and dinner are included.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

The official show hotel is the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel. Call 800/2228733 for reservations. Contact the hotel directly before Nov. 4 for reservations and refer to the Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo to obtain special discount rates.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Julie Monkhouse

Phone: 800/879-7066

Fax: 905/761-8837

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: poolandspaexpo.ca

Southeastern Pool & Spa Show

Jan. 11-13 Cobb Galleria Centre and Renaissance Waverly Hotel Atlanta

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Thurs., Jan. 12. . . . . . 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 13 . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

This year's Southeastern Pool & Spa Show features an all new retail program. Attendees can tour the Atlanta Buyer's Mart with retail experts where they will be exposed to many new sales products. A detailed schedule will be included in the attendee mailing.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Both the Renaissance Waverly Hotel at 888/391-8724 and the Embassy Suites Hotel at 800/362-2779 are offering special rates for participants. To get these rates, reserve rooms at the Renaissance before Dec. 19, at the Embassy Suites before Dec. 20.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Lisa Bouton

Phone: 615/907-7335

Fax: 615/907-7338

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: sepoolandspashow.com 

2006 Mid-America Pool & Spa Show

Jan. 16-19, 2006 Pheasant Run Resort & Mega Expo Center St. Charles, Ill.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Wed., Jan.18 . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 19 . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Mon., Jan. 16 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 17 . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 18 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 19. . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

There will be a reception for design award winners on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by a complimentary buffet dinner and a live band.

HOTEL/AIR/CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Pheasant Run Resort is featuring a room rate of $114 per night, plus tax, for single or double occupancy. For reservations, call 630/584-6300 and mention the MidAmerica Show for discounted rates. American Airlines is also offering 5 percent off fares for participants. Call 800/433-1790 and mention code #A9816AB for rates. Avis Car Rental is also offering a discounted rate; call 800/228-4341 and mention code AWD#B136001.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Ralph Bloch

Phone: 312/640-0465

Fax: 312/896-5094

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: midamericashow.com

Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show

Jan. 23-26, 2006 The Atlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, N.J.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Tues., Jan. 24 . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 25 . . . . . . . 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 26 . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The show offers 373,600 square feet of trade show space in the Atlantic City Convention Center. The "Product Boardwalk" provides exhibitors the opportunity to promote their products to every attendee before they enter the show floor.

SEMINARS

Mon., Jan. 23 . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 24 . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Wed. Jan. 25. . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 26 . . . . . 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Various events will celebrate the show's 25th anniversary, including $25,000 in door prizes, more than double the normal amount, which will be distributed to attendees, and a pre-show "Thank You" party on Jan. 23 at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall where the show began. Twenty-fifth anniversary memorabilia will also be distributed to each person attending.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel rooms in six casino-hotels, ranging in price from $65 to $97 per night, single or double occupancy, and rooms in the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel for $118 per night, are available.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Trish McCormick

Phone: 732/972-9111

Fax: 732/972-8690

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: nespapool.org

17th Annual NPC National Conference

Feb. 14-16, 2006 The Ritz Carlton New Orleans

SEMINARS

The NPC National Conference will extend its seminar hours in 2006, offering them on the opening day from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Seminars will also be offered all day Wednesday, Feb. 15, and on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 16. Seminar topics will include Plaster Problem & Solutions, Pool Engineering, Using Additives, Customer Service, Being Properly Insured, Technology for the Pool Plasterer, Understanding Anti Entrapment, Legally Protecting Your Business, Leak Detection and Pool Plastering 101.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highlights include an opening reception Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Ritz Carlton will offer a special NPC rate of $149 per night for a single or double room. This rate can also be extended three days prior to or three days after the conference. Call 504/524-1331 and give rate code National Plasterers Council for the discount.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Mitch Brooks

Phone: 866/483-4672

Fax: 800/279-1729

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: npconline.org

Florida 2006 Pool & Spa Show

Feb. 23-25, 2006 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.

Registration for the show will open on Nov. 1. Information will be mailed to previous attendees and members of APSP. Online registration will be available at floridapoolshow.com also beginning Nov. 1.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Fri., Feb. 24 . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 25 . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

SEMINARS

Thurs., Feb. 23 . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 24 . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 25 . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

There will be a golf tournament at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the North Shore Golf Club for $110 per person. A reception for the FSPA Design Award winners will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. The private industry party at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios will be on Friday, Feb. 24, for $25 per person.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Reservations can be made at the Rosen Plaza Hotel for $155 per night, plus tax. Call 800/627-8258. The Rosen Centre Hotel is offering rooms at $160 per night, plus tax. Call 800/204-7234 for details. Shuttles serving both hotels will be provided throughout the show.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Wendy Parker

Phone: 941/952-9293

Fax: 941/366-7433

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: floridapoolshow.com

Region III Conference & Exhibition

March 3-4, 2006 Houston

More details on the Region III Conference & Exhibition will be posted at theapsp.org as they become available.

28th Annual Western Pool & Spa Show

March 9-11, 2006 Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, Calif.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Thurs., March 9 . . . . 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fri., March 10 . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Sat., March 11 . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Thurs., March 9 . . . . . 2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Fri., March 10 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Sat., March 11 . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

There will be three days of seminars covering all aspects of pools and spas at this year's Western Pool & Spa Show. The preregistration fee of $55 or on-site fee of $65 covers the entire seminar schedule. Some classes will be offered in Spanish and Korean.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A golf tournament will be held on March 8 with more information closer to show time, and a putting contest will be held March 11 at 3:00 p.m., also with details to come.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Renaissance Hotel is the Western Pool & Spa Show's host hotel. Rates were not available at press time. Make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 800/468-3571.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Peter Haverlation

Phone: 800/787-7727

e-mail: [email protected]

Exhibit booth sales contact: Lionel Marlow

Phone: 800/746-9772

Fax: 818/340-6215

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: westernshow.com

Global Shop 2006

March 26-28, 2006 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.

GlobalShop brings together more than 800 store-fixturing, visual-merchandising, retail design, in-store technology and point-of-purchase suppliers for the annual retail design and in-store marketing trade show.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Sun., March 26. . . . . 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mon., March 27 . . . . 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tues., March 28 . . . . 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

Approximately 24 seminars will be held at GlobalShop highlighting new trends.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Jennifer White

Phone: 770/291-5458

Fax: 770/777-8755

e-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: www.globalshop.org

Fax: 479-619-2719 Finally...

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

Salon Internacional de la Piscina 2005

(International Swimming Pool Exhibition)

Oct. 5-8, 2005 Gran Via Exhibition Centre Barcelona, Spain More than 18,000 swimming pool professionals and 485 exhibitors made last year's Salon Piscina the largest yet. The show includes round tables, technical seminars and a program of symposia aimed at anticipating market changes and enabling company growth.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Antoni Puiggros

Web site: salonpiscina.com

Pool Salon Moscow

Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2006 Expocentr Krasnaya Presnya Moscow, Russia

Tues., Jan. 31 . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 1 . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 2. . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 3 . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pool Salon Moscow is one of the largest international pool shows in Russia. Exhibitors focus on custom pools and spas, whirlpools and saunas, among other industry items. The show also offers information on planning and design, as well as construction, maintenance equipment and accessories.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Inge Schofmann

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: msi-fairs.com

Spatex 06

Feb. 5-7, 2006 Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre Brighton, United Kingdom

The exhibition is targeted toward professionals in the design, installation, retailing, maintenance, operation and management fields of the pool, spa, sauna and ancillary equipment market in Europe.

TRADE SHOW HOURS

Sun., Feb. 5 . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 6 . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 7 . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

SEMINARS

The workshop and megademo program was being compiled as this issue went to press. Check for updates on the Spatex Web site.

SHOW INFORMATION/REGISTRATION

Contact: Hannah Newberry

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: spatex.co.uk

Interbass

March 28–31, 2006 Moscow, Russia

Interbass focuses on all areas of the swimming pool and sauna industry, including public and private baths, saunas, solariums and spas.

Contact: Andreas Wiesinger

e-mail: [email protected]

Web site: interbass.ru/defaulteng.stm

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