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Launches New Convention Website www.iafeconvention.com Is Hub for All Things Convention

SPRINGFIELD, MO — July 8, 2015 he International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE) recently launched a new website for the organization’s Annual Convention and Trade Show. The site, www.iafeconvention.com, serves as the hub for all information related to the Convention, which will be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2015, at the Paris and Bally’s Hotels in Las Vegas, Nev. “The unique event that is the IAFE Convention & Trade Show deserves its own dedicated website,” stated IAFE COO Marla Calico. “With an ever-increasing number of unique visitors coming to


the IAFE’s regular website via mobile device, this was the ideal time to launch www.iafeconvention.com.” The Convention website features everything necessary for those planning to attend — from the delegate registration portal to a detailed schedule of educational programming, speakers, and special events. Other featured sections of the website include information on the 300-plus Trade Show exhibitors, links to Convention sponsors, travel discounts, and the many new features of this year’s Convention. More than 4,000 attendees are expected at the largest event serving fairs,

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shows, exhibitions, and expositions. The mobile friendly website will allow each attendee access to the entirety of Convention information during the duration of the event. H About the IAFE The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), formed in 1885 and based in Springfield, Mo., is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs, shows, expositions, and allied fields.


commits to safety, passes certification for compliant trailers TOPEKA, KS — July 27, 2015 itch-Hiker Manufacturing joined the fight to improve the safety of America’s roads and highways this week after passing their compliance certification with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). By becoming a member of NATM, HitchHiker Mfg. is aligning with a determined coalition of trailer manufacturers and industry advocates that has bipartisan support in national and local levels of government. NATM has been lauded by National Highway Administrator Strickland and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne Ferro for their work in the industry for their dedication and commitment to improving trailer safety Following revelations that unsafe, illegal trailers are sold across the United States, putting Americans at risk on roadways, NATM was founded to promote


safety within the industry. Not all trailers are created equally, and by joining NATM and proudly displaying the red, white and blue NATM decal on their trailers, HitchHiker Mfg. is showing consumers their trailers meet a higher standard of safety. Hitch-Hiker Manufacturing is the located in New Middletown, Ohio and has been in business for over 45 years. The company builds premiere custom concession food trailers for fairs, festivals, theme parks and amphitheaters all across the United States and Canada. Hitch-Hiker Mfg. passed the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers’ biennial safety compliance consultation, part of NATM’s Compliance Verification Program. The compliance program, including its consultation, is based on the NATM Guidelines for Recommended Minimum Manufacturing Practices for Light- and Medium-Duty Trailers. The Guidelines is a compilation of federal safety standards

and regulations and industry best practices that govern trailer construction. NATM’s compliance program, including the on-site consultation, is available to all NATM trailer manufacturing members. Once the manufacturer’s manufacturing process passes the checklist based on the Guidelines. Founded in 1987, NATM and represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers. NATM members also include suppliers to the industry. Organized to raise awareness of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing, NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with its Guidelines. The Association currently has more than 700 member companies worldwide. H SEPTEMBER 2015 | OABA ShowTime Magazine H

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