April 26, 2007

The Bottled Water Event: A Place to Learn

Las Vegas Hilton; Las Vegas, NV

October 15 – 19, 2007

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced that the preliminary schedule and online hotel reservation information are now available at the IBWA website at www.bottledwater.org by clicking on the "Convention & Tradeshow" button

The IBWA website provides convention attendees and exhibitors with the most up-to-date information available. In addition, convention attendees will soon be able to register for the convention as well. Due to limited hotel room availability, IBWA has opened the hotel registration as soon as possible.

Though accessible online, attendees may also make their hotel reservation by calling the official IBWA hotel reservation service, Expovision, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT, at (866) 523-0877. In order to receive the IBWA special rate, attendees must identify themselves as an attendee of the IBWA Convention and Tradeshow. Reservations made directly with the hotel will not receive the discounted rate.

During the 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show, IBWA will provide an expanded seminar program to educate bottled water professionals about innovative technologies, processes, marketing and sales techniques, and industry trends. This year, IBWA will also debut its new Tabletop Tradeshow, which will provide all the networking opportunities exhibitors and attendees have come to expect, but in a more intimate environment. The traditional IBWA Trade Show will return in 2008. All IBWA education programs, "tabletop" trade show, reception, and special networking events will be held in the newly remodeled Las Vegas Hilton.

In 2007, the IBWA event will be co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2007, the nation’s most comprehensive packaging trade show. PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is conveniently located next door to the Las Vegas Hilton — IBWA’s headquarters hotel. PACK EXPO Las Vegas will feature over 1,200 exhibitors and 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Because of this co-location, IBWA and PACK EXPO Las Vegas attendees will have the opportunity to attend both conventions and trade shows, and reap the benefits of getting maximum exposure for their businesses. IBWA Convention attendees are allowed to visit the PACK EXPO Las Vegas Tradeshow free of charge. Additional reciprocity agreements between IBWA and PACK EXPO Las Vegas are pending.

To learn more about hotel reservations, attendee and tabletop registration, and additional information about the 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show, log-on to the IBWA website at www.bottledwater.org, or call Michele Campbell, meetings consultant, at 703-647-4606. For more information about PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2007, please visit www.packexpo.com.