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Sweets Expo Switches Dates To Avoid G8 Clash

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Looks like Mayor Rahm Emanuel avoided another potential roadblock ahead of next year's Global G8 and NATO Summit  in Chicago.

    The National Confectioners Association announced it will change the dates of its popular Sweets and Snacks Expo at McCormick Place, according to Crain's Chicago Business. The expo will be held May 8-10 instead of May 22-24 to avoid clashing with the summit's schedule.

    In July, Chicago risked losing the National Restaurant Association's 2012 Restaurant Show because of the G8/NATO summit.

    After committing to Chicago through 2016 last fall, the NRA reconsidered its options after learning its plans for next year's trade show overlapped with the summit.

    In the end, the NRA decided to stay in Chicago and change the dates to May 5-8.

    "This will give the industry the best opportunity for a productive and enjoyable show," said NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney. "The NRA’s primary goal is provide our exhibitors and attendees an environment that is conducive to business."