The 2014 International Pool | Spa | Patio (PSP) Expo, a conference and tradeshow for industry builders, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects, made a splash as it returned to Orlando for the first time in seven years from Nov. 5-7, 2014.
This year’s PSP Expo drew 11,103 attendees from around the world, a strong showing from the global pool, spa and outdoor industries. Attendees experienced a 148,600 square-foot exhibit hall included 1,486 booths representing 552 companies and two new areas, the Commercial Pavilion and APLD Designer Landscape Pavilion, both of which were in high demand at the expo.
“It was a pleasure to host the professionals who attended from around the country and globe,” said PSP Expo Show Director Tracy Garcia, CEM. “Thank you to our attendees, expo sponsors and partners, the exhibitors and to all participants, for making 2014 another incredible showing for the industry.”
The 2014 edition of PSP Expo had an unparalleled opportunity for learning, not only through the APSP and Genesis 3 pre-conference offerings and over 250 hours of PSP Expo conference sessions, but also through a new network of on-floor education features. 2014 was the first year for the Commercial Education Classroom, located on the show floor at the expo. These classes were free to attendees as part of the inaugural year launch of the commercial expansion of the PSP Expo.
In addition to the already popular on-floor Genesis 3 Lifestyle Program and Hayward School of Business education classes, the 2014 PSP Expo also featured Splash Talk Networking Lounges that offered social media and backyard living learning opportunities.
Save the date for the 2015 International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo, returning to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Nov. 10-12, 2015, and conference from Nov. 7-12, 2015.