February 08, 2007

IBWA Event to be Co-Located with PACK EXPO to Provide

Convenience and Additional Benefits to All Attendees

Las Vegas Hilton; October 15 – 19, 2007

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced the dates and venue of the 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show. This year, the convention and trade show will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Hilton, October 15 – 19, 2007. During the meetings, IBWA will provide an expanded seminar program to educate bottled water professionals about innovative technologies, processes, marketing and sales techniques, and industry trends. This information will help bottled water companies succeed and meet the challenges of today and the future. IBWA will also debut its new Tabletop Tradeshow, which will provide all the networking opportunities exhibitors have come to expect, but in a more intimate atmosphere. The full IBWA Trade Show will return in 2008.

The IBWA event will be co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2007, this year’s most comprehensive packaging trade show. PACK EXPO 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 will feature over 1,200 exhibitors and 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Because of its location, IBWA and PACK EXPO attendees will have the opportunity to attend both conventions and trade shows, and reap the benefits of getting maximum exposure for their businesses.

"The 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show has no rival when it comes to educational seminars and showcasing the services and advanced technology of the bottled water industry," stated IBWA President Joseph K. Doss. "Additionally, PACK EXPO leads the way when it comes to highlighting the state-of-the-art advances in packaging materials and machinery. By cooperating with PACK EXPO and co-locating these two top-notch events, all of our combined attendees will benefit."

The 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show will be held exclusively at the newly-remodeled Las Vegas Hilton. All IBWA education programs, "tabletop" trade show, reception, and special networking events will be held in the Las Vegas Hilton. IBWA Convention attendees are allowed to visit PACK EXPO free of charge. Additional reciprocity agreements between IBWA and PACK EXPO are pending.

To learn more about attendee registration, 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 Susan Frate, director of conventions, at 703-647-4606. For more information about PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2007, please visit www.packexpo.com.