Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2019 International Pizza Expo

By Elizabeth Kelly

Every March in Las Vegas, the world’s top pizza minds gather for the International Pizza Expo. Are you planning on benefiting from this massive networking and learning opportunity? Here’s our list of top reasons you need to be at the show in 2019.


1. Keynotes: Chris Bianco and Sammy Mandell

Get up early for the keynotes Tuesday and Wednesday morning! On Tuesday, Chris Bianco will start off the day for us. The author of Bianco: Pizza, Pasta and Other Food I Like owns restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona, and won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest in 2003.

Wednesday morning will be kicked off by a presentation by Sammy Mandell. Mandell owns the Hot 100 Independents-ranked pizzeria, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, in Dallas, Texas. Mandell opened the restaurant at 23, and was named Pizza Today’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018.

2. Beer & Bull Idea Exchange

Get to know fellow pizzaiolos at the Beer & Bull Idea Exchange on Tuesday evening. Relax with free beer and good food to discuss topics related to pizza making and the restaurant business.  

3. World Pizza Games

Wander through the Exhibit Hall to the World Pizza Games stage and watch pizzaiolos compete in dough tossing, dough stretching, box folding, and a triathlon. And don’t miss the finals Wednesday night at the Pizza Expo Block Party.

4. Seminars and Workshops

Get information you can use to build your business at the seminars, workshops and demos. Between the menu demos being presented, the School of Pizzeria Management, and the seminars, there are many opportunities to learn from the pros.

5. Booth #1839

Drop by booth 1839 to see the SpeedLine team. We will be offering live demo’s of SpeedLine, LiveMaps visual dispatch, SpeedDine online ordering, and Pay@ the Door. Discover what’s next in pizza pos.


NOTE: This event has past, but you can find us at booth #2261 at the 2020 Pizza Expo in March! Pre-book your demo here. 


Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 10:02 AM.
Updated on March 11, 2020 @ 5:06 PM PST.

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly

As the Marketing Specialist for SpeedLine Solutions Inc., Elizabeth is the Managing Editor for On Point: The Restaurant Technology Blog. Have an idea for an article? Send her a message!

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