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Interview: Prepare for Trade Shows – Debbie Lahti, SPREE on Got Invention Radio

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INVENTORS! The Cart and Kiosk industry is one of the fastest growing segments of retail. And it’s a great way to generate new channels of distribution, to increase brand awareness, to gain market feedbackor sell excess inventory.
Learn about SPREE—the World’s Largest Event for the Cart & Kiosk Industry. Visit
Whether you are an inventor, a retailer, or prospective entrepreneur looking for locations, concepts or services to start or grow your specialty retail business or an exhibitor seeking new sales opportunities ,SPREE is designed with you in mind.

Debbie began her career in the shopping center industry as the Specialty Retail/Marketing Assistant for The Rouse Company at the South Street Seaport in New York City. As the Specialty Retail Assistant, she acted as tenant liaison and assisted in the review of prospects and leasing for the large outdoor and indoor cart, kiosk and temporary inline program.

After a move to the West Coast in 2003, Debbie continued to hone her skills as the Director of Specialty Retail for Provenzano Resources, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. With PRI, Debbie worked with several national and international shopping center developers on a number of centers and managed the leasing, visual merchandising, and grand openings of several cart and kiosk programs.

For the last three years, Debbie has acted as the Trade Show Director for SPREE – the Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference. SPREE is the World’s largest event for the cart, kiosk and temporary retail industry and the #1 resource for entrepreneurs looking to educate themselves and do business in the specialty retail industry.
April 3 – 5, 2012
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Show Hours: April 3: 12-6PM–April 4: 12-6PM–April 5: 10AM-2PM