Exposition Development Company, Inc. has acquired a 50 percent ownership in the New England Food Show, which creates a partnership between ExpoDevCo and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. ExpoDevCo is owned and managed by partners David Audrain and Stephanie Everett. This pair of experienced tradeshow professionals have more than 46 years combined experience of managing, growing and launching exhibitions and events.
“Stephanie and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to add the New England Food Show to the ExpoDevCo portfolio,” says Audrain, adding, “The very first tradeshow I produced almost 30 years ago was in the restaurant industry, and I grew up in a family of foodservice industry suppliers, so this is an industry I feel very connected to.”
“The MRA has a wonderful team and deep connections with the New England foodservice industry,” adds Everett. “We are excited to partner with them to add our show experience to the mix to make New England Food Show the most successful it has ever been,”
Bob Luz, president & CEO of the MRA, says, “Along with the MRA Board of Directors, I could not be more pleased to enter into this partnership with ExpoDevCo in managing the New England Food Show. ExpoDevCo brings a wealth of large national and regional tradeshow experience to the table, with a strong niche in foodservice segment. We look forward to continuing the future growth of New England Food Show along with their talented team.”
The New England Food Show is the region’s largest restaurant and foodservice event serving both the foodservice and retail sectors. The latest products, services, and technologies will be showcased for the industry, along with a comprehensive and leading-edge program of education that will provide restaurants and foodservice establishments from New England with the best tools to grow and improve their business.
The next annual New England Food Show will be held Feb. 21-23, 2021, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. For more info on the show, visit www.NewEnglandFoodShow.com.
Exposition Development Company, Inc. is owned and managed by David Audrain, CEO & partner, and Stephanie Everett, COO & partner. Audrain and Everett have more than 46 years combined experience managing, growing and launching exhibitions. Since January 2012, ExpoDevCo, with its experienced management team, has partnered on the launch of multiple new shows and joint ventures, in addition to providing show management and consulting services. For more info, visit www.ExpoDevCo.com.
The Massachusetts Restaurant Association provides access, influence and protection to restaurant professionals allowing for the ultimate opportunity to lead thriving businesses. Massachusetts is one of the nation’s most flourishing restaurant environments with more than 18,000 restaurants and growing daily. One out of every ten employees in the state are employed directly in or in supporting industries of the restaurant industry, an undeniable driving force in the state’s economy. The MRA is the voice of expertise for the restaurant industry in Mass. manned with a powerful team of advocates with an impressive reputation. Known as the definitive voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry in city halls and the state Capitol. For more info, visit www.TheMassRest.org.