I’m pleased to see we already have 40 45 members of the food press and bloggers on the RSVP list for the next Food Fete event on Jan. 19, 2009 in San Francisco. Still with two months to go, this level of early interest is good news for our exhibitors who will be introducing new products in early 2009.
I’m also blown away by the fact we’re already getting inquiries for our flagship event next summer in New York City. This year’s summer event broke all records for exhibitors and media attendance, further validating the model and helping generate some buzz for next year.
In an economy where cutbacks are daily occurrences, I’m encouraged and optimistic that the specialty food companies will make it through these tough times. What’s your take?