Ethnic Food Shows to Co-locate, Change Format

PORTLAND, Maine -- The Expo Comida Latina, All Asia Food, and Kosherfest trade shows, presented by Diversified Business Communications here, will join forces with the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) Nov. 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Additionally, the three foodservice events will adopt a Sunday-Monday format to coincide with the traditional Saturday-through-Tuesday IH/M&RS format.

The new format "will offer an additional day of cross-market access for attendees of all four shows," Diversified Business Communications said in a statement.

Although each show will maintain its separate brand, Diversified Business Communications and co-organizer George Little Management, LLC will provide attendees with reciprocal show badges. The combined shows will feature almost 2,000 exhibitors and are expected to draw some 45,000 attendees, representing the largest such showcase in North America.

"The co-location with Expo Comida Latina, All Asia Food, and Kosherfest will provide IH/M&RS attendees with an opportunity to discover products beyond their norm," said IH/M&RS show manager Christian Falkenberg. "This is truly a comprehensive market experience, with traditional food products and cutting-edge restaurant equipment featured at the IH/M&RS, and culturally diverse food and beverage products a few steps away."

Now in its third year alongside the IH/M&RS, Kosherfest presents international kosher food, beverage and foodservice resources, as well as educational sessions by industry experts.

All Asia Food is the only U.S. trade show devoted to Asian retail and foodservice. Expo Comida Latina, which is also held in Los Angeles and Houston, features, in addition to exhibits, educational sessions and such special events as cooking demonstrations.

Additional information is available by contacting Diversified Business Communications, at (207) 842-5500, or visiting their respective Web sites, at,, and
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