World Brush Expo Roundtable: All Systems Go

Bologna skyline of medieval Two Towers Asinelli and Garisenda. Photo by istockphoto/emicristea.

Roundtable Interview with the organizers behind the launch of the Inaugural World Brush Expo

As anticipation mounts for the inaugural World Brush Expo, set to unfold from May 22-24, 2024, in the picturesque city of Bologna, Italy, I had the privilege in late January of convening a roundtable discussion via Zoom with the key leaders at the helm of this transformative event. Replacing the venerable Interbrush tradeshow, the World Brush Expo aims to fill a critical gap for the brush industry, signaling a new era of connectivity and opportunity for industry professionals worldwide.

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2024 ABMA Convention Program

On March 19-22, 2024 the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) will hold its 107th Annual Convention at the Omni Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. This event features a motivational gathering of brush industry leaders and the opportunity to make new face-to-face contacts and potential business networking opportunities.

Notable for the 2024 convention is a modified schedule that effectively rolls the event one day forward compared to past years. Traditionally, the core portion of the event ran Wednesday through Friday. To better manage costs and accommodate travel, the 2024 edition will run Tuesday through Thursday. Full agenda follows:

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FEIBP: Embrace Your Inner Hippie at Our Flower Power-Brush Night!

Ready to take a step back in time to the colorful, free-spirited 60s? Only 9 months left to this 2024 congress and this email is all about embracing the Hippie Culture that has left a vibrant mark on the beautiful island of Ibiza! Ibiza’s history is rich with stories of freedom, creativity, and peace-loving hippies who found refuge on this enchanting island in the 1960s. This movement significantly shaped the island’s culture, bringing an explosion of art, music, and a unique lifestyle that still thrives today.

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Housewares Ready to Drive Growth in 2024

Continued pressure on consumer spending remains the biggest challenge

After almost four tumultuous years that included a pandemic, supply chain chaos, dramatic lifestyle shifts and strains on consumer spending, the home and housewares industry finds itself forever changed but ready to drive growth in 2024 and beyond. Amid continued pressures on consumer spending, many housewares executives have been investing heavily in ways to meet changing customer needs, collaborate with retail partners and make their operations even more flexible and efficient.

“2024 will be incredibly important to our industry as many brands focus on getting their inventory levels, supply chain and resources in the right place,” says Steve Greenspon, CEO of Honey-Can-Do International LLC.

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ABMA Webinar: Partnering Possibilities with Gazelles

The ABMA Educational Institute invites you to the third installment of the ABMA webinar series titled “Good Jobs Enable Core Innovation and Supply-Chain Partnering,” featuring industry expert Bruce Merrifield. Join the event on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EST for an insightful session on leveraging Partnering Possibilities with Gazelles to drive growth and profitability in your business.

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How Exhibitors Can Maximize World Brush Expo Opportunity

In a recent letter to World Brush Expo exhibitors, FEIBP President Alessandro Acquaderni indicated the event has so far attracted more than 135 exhibitors and interest from thousands of visitors. He says that the early commitments are fueling success for the Expo which will be held May 22-24, 2024, in Bologna, Italy.

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Interclean Amsterdam 2024 Registration is Now Open

Interclean Amsterdam will be held May 14-17, 2024 at the RAI Amsterdam. Featuring top international exhibitors, exciting onsite demos, the latest innovations from around the globe and superb networking and entertainment opportunities – this unmissable line-up promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever before.

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