PLMA Trade Show 2014

The Strategia Team just returned from Chicago! This week, we exhibited at the Private Label Manufacturers Association trade show in Rosemont, IL. This is one of our favorite industry events and this year’s show exceeded our expectations.

Despite snowy weather, more than 1,200 companies from 35 countries exhibited their products and walked the trade show floor. This past show was one of the largest to date, with over 2,400 exhibit booths and 5,000 attendees all gathered in the Rosemont Convention Center.

This year, we unveiled our latest booth design. The booth was created to resemble a design firm lounge with comfortable chairs, colorful accents, and plenty of space to display work samples.

The PLMA opening breakfast ceremony kicked off the week with a bang. We were fortunate to listen and learn from Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living, who was the keynote speaker for the breakfast. Our Founder and CEO, Deborah Ginsburg, serves on the Board of Directors for PLMA and was able to personally meet Martha before her presentation! (Don’t worry, we got pictures).

Our nights were just as busy as our days on the floor. We squeezed in some fun between show receptions, after parties, and dinner reservations. On Monday night, we held a team dinner at Gibson’s restaurant, where we indulged in steak and ice cream cake while toasting to a successful day. It’s always nice spending time as a team and catching up with longtime industry friends and colleagues. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Were you at PLMA? What did you think of the show? We would love to hear from you so please comment below with your thoughts and opinions!

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