New York City: International Council of Shopping Centers/New York – ICSC

ICSC is the International Council of Shopping Centers in New York City, and its stated purpose is to advance the shopping center industry and to promote its role in the commercial distribution of consumer goods and services.  ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry, with more than 65,000 members in over 100 countries, member types including shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  As a global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.  Dubbed the New York National Deal Making Conference, ICSC was a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, make deals and form successful business partnerships.  So who wants to play Let’s Make A Deal…?   #ICSC

New York City: ISC Solutions – Security

ISC Security Solutions  is THE security industry trade show, we were told. At ISC delegates had the chance to meet with technical reps from over 200 brands in the security industry, to find out about new and future products, and to stay ahead of the curve and the competition. Encompassing everything from surveillance to facial recognition software, there was an impressive array of products and services to benefit both a security company and its clients.  New product showings spanned biometrics and fingerprinting, CCTV, burglar alarm and remote monitoring, fire alarms and smoke detectors, lockdown equipment, security cards, access control systems,  surveillance, data security, wireless applications….  The SIA Education@ISC East Program brought delegates some all-new content on the most current business trends, technologies and state requirements/codes.  Certificates of attendance were distributed to all conferees after the show, documents for use to self-report their education hours.  In addition to facial recognition screening, of course….  #ISCE14

New York City: Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo – SATCON

SATCON is the Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo.  We’re talking about an expo that has grown in size and scope by fifty percent each year, and features a wide variety of hardware, software and service providers to hook up with and interrogate for their best fix on solutions to pressing problems.  More than 50 new companies joined the CCW+SATCON Expo this year, offering the opportunity to explore and compare solutions for satellite-enabled communications, terrestrial wireless, mobile and hybrid technologies for global communications, content delivery, and distribution. Exhibiting companies were there in plenty, showcasing everything from satellite amplifiers, antennas, down/up converters, modems, network management hardware and software, RF over microwave, switches and test equipment, engineering services, IP Network Solutions, military satcom applications, mobile data, and of course satellite services.  This was an Expo that featured the latest satellite, fiber, broadband, wireless and hybrid network technologies for government, military, broadcasters, telecomms and commercial enterprise firms.  Kirk to Enterprise, come in…. #ccwsatcon

New York City: SupplySide East

SupplySide is touted as “the leading destination for the exploration, discovery, innovation and market strategy that fuels the healthier marketplace”.   So, healthcare, right?  Nope, food and beverage, actually.  The event was built around the idea that “What’s Inside Matters”, as consumers seek products that are healthy, safe, effective and sustainable. Topics being chewed over and slurped up included Education on the Nine Hottest Ingredients.  Would that include Habanero chiles and Louisiana sauce, perhaps?  Actually no, dummy, we were talking about Omega-3s, Probiotics, Protein, Amino Acids, Carotenoids, Magnesium, Sweeteners, Antioxidants and Vitamin E, all available at reasonable prices to help formulators and marketers looking for ways to differentiate their products.  So, how’re those antioxidants goin’ down, bub?  And you said you wanted magnesium with your side of coleslaw, right?  #ingredients

New York City: Interphex & Biotechnica America

INTERPHEX is the shortened monicker of International Pharmaceutical Expo, and it’s positioned as a source for complete biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions “to confidently process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs”.  Hmmmmmm….  Anyway, there were 12,000 industry professionals in attendance, and more than 650 vendors showing the latest pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology.  You might be surprised how diverse it can be.  It ranges over Bioprocess Equipment, Systems & Services, Cleanroom Equipment & Supplies, Research, Development, Manufacturing & Packaging, Facility Design, Maintenance, Engineering, Construction & Commissioning, Laboratory & Testing Services, Laboratory Instrumentation, Material Handling, Logistics and Transportation, Processing Equipment, Raw Materials, Ingredients…  Not so different from cooking, then…  #INTERPHEX

New York City: International Restaurant & Foodservice Show

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York & PMQ’s NY Pizza Show, hey?  Yeah, the title really is quite a mouthful…  It’s billed as “the only event in New York exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry”, and is apparently “a must-attend event for anyone involved in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry”.  That would be Restaurant Owners, QSR and Quick Serve Establishment Operators, Caterers, Bakers, Chefs, plus bars, nightclubs, hospitals, hotels and commercial foodservice operations.  Suppliers were there showing their latest and most innovative products and solutions — 550 leading vendors in total.  There were idea-generating events such as: the US Pastry Competition, the Ultimate Barista Challenge and the Foodservice Council for Women.  You needed to see the newly expanded Japan Pavilion, and the new Food Trends Experience provided direct access to product, flavors and ingredients driving trends in the market.  Mmmmmmmm…!!!!

New York City: AHR – International Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigerating

The AHR show is all about International Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration.  “The drive for greater energy efficiency, greener products and sustainable technologies has accelerated the pace at which new products and innovations are coming to market”, we heard.  “In this challenging economy, HVACR professionals must also be more innovative in their businesses or be left behind”.   There were 1,800 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest HVACR systems, equipment, products and services in areas such as:  AC, Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Equipment & Components; Building Automation, Controls & Facility Management Products;  Specialized Climate Control Systems;  Radiant Heating & Hydronic Systems, Plumbing Products;  plus Ventilation and Air Movement Products.
… So c’mon… breeze in, warm up, and chill out… not necessarily in that order….