As we put another year in our wake and study the horizon, conditions look favorable for making continued headway. Our annual forecast starts on Page 14 and contains prognostications for the year ahead from 25 industry leaders.
IBEX is shaping up to be one strong show. Sales figures, consumer confidence and other indicators leading into the three-day show Sept. 19-21 are all positive. Space has been sold out for some time. There will be more than 100 new exhibitors in Tampa, and the waiting list is 75 companies and counting.