(Alexandria, VA) – After a 4-year hiatus, the bedding industry was back together again in-person at ISPA EXPO 2022 from March 8 -10 in Orlando, FL, hosted by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). EXPO welcomed nearly 3,200 attendees from 56 countries and held a record-breaking show with over 200 companies covering over 148,000 square feet of show floor space.
“This was my tenth EXPO, and for me, it was the best one ever. I’ve never seen the industry’s spirit and enthusiasm as strong as it was in Orlando. EXPO consistently provides an exciting place for industry leaders to gather, discuss issues, and share ideas,” said Ryan Trainer, ISPA President.
Attendees saw the latest innovations in machinery, components, services and technology, while also participating in educational sessions, networking events and receptions, including a new Young Professionals Happy Hour and a Women’s Networking Reception. Speakers included CNBC Senior Analyst Ron Insana, materials scientist and SVP at Material ConneXion Andrew Dent and motivational speaker Mark Schulman. The show gave attendees the opportunity to discover cutting-edge solutions and hear about the latest trends and news in the mattress industry.
“ISPA EXPO was a true success. Our industry is one of relationships and I welcomed the long overdue opportunity to spend time with many friends and colleagues. The in-person collaboration is so essential for creative energy to develop. I’m so very proud to be on the Board of Trustees, and a proud supporter of ISPA and all the outstanding work they do,” said Laurie Tokarz, President at Restonic.
Attendees from around the globe found ISPA EXPO beneficial. “As a result of the easing COVID-19 restrictions we evaluated whether we should attend this year’s EXPO. We made the right call as the show did not disappoint and was once again a great show for our company. One of the key benefits that is quite often overlooked is the value of meeting ‘face to face’ with many suppliers, friends and just networking in general,” said Australia-based Allyn Beard, Director at A.H.Beard.
ISPA will next host ISPA EXPO in Columbus, Ohio March 12-14, 2024.
For more information on the show and the exhibitors, visit www.bedtimesmagazine.com for a full wrap-up of product introductions and events.
Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to lead and advance the interest of the sleep products industry by helping the world sleep better. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA represents the sleep products industry and members in countries around the world.
ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership. These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, government advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications.