The 65th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association 2009 Convention and Trade Show, Wild About Arkansas, is the state hospitality industry's leading event to explore the hottest trends happening now, as well as the trends of tomorrow. Myriad hospitality product innovations will be showcased throughout the exhibit floor, in interactive culinary demonstrations and education sessions led by industry leaders and the businesses that cater to this industry, Sept. 23 and 24 at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center. Attendees will get a year's worth of ideas for their businesses that will be sure to wow the guests in their dining rooms, hotels, accommodations, private parties, weddings and any other restaurant, lodging or travel venue.

Many free education sessions at the tradeshow and convention will focus on capitalizing on trends for the coming year, such as:
  • food and wine technique
  • budgeting in a recession
  • group travel trends
  • Welcome to Arkansas campaign overview
  • public relations for the industry
  • food and wine pairing
  • GM roundtable discussions

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