Stratford, CT EventEvolution Management Inc. is pleased to announce that the recently completed PARCEL Forum, held October 29-31, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency OHare increased attendance by a record 22% totaling a verified attendance of 547 (excluding exhibitor and speaker personnel).


Five years ago we set out to build an event that was a little bit different than the standard turnkey tradeshow and Im pleased to say it is working, says Joel Dunkel, President, EventEvolution Management Inc. Our goal from the beginning was to produce an educationally-driven event that caters to the specific needs of our target attendees and exhibitors while supporting it with a creative exhibit environment that encourages business. We will continue to build on that mission, explains Dunkel.


Below are the just released preliminary attendee demographics from PARCEL Forum 2007.


Job Responsibility

43% Corporate Management

17% Logistics/Traffic Management

10% Shipping Management

 8%  Warehouse Management


Company Description

21% Distributor/Wholesaler

19% Parcel Shipping Business

15% OEM Manufacturer

 9% Catalog/Direct Marketing


Purchasing Influence

34% Final Approval

31% Recommend

15% Specify


# of Packages Shipped Per Month

28% 100,000+ Packages

27% 1,000 9,999 Packages

20% Less than 1,000 Packages

11% 10,000 29,999 Packages

7%   30,000 49,999 Packages

6%   70,000 99,999 Packages


Expressed Interest in Learning More About

45% Carriers/Transportation Co.

40% Supply Chain Management

35% Packaging

33% Warehousing/WMS

32% Third Party Logistics

28% Material Handling

28% Returns/Receiving

28% Labeling Systems

In addition to the above, post-show research indicated that 78% of PARCEL Forum attendees do not plan to attend any other industry show. I have recommended this conference to several and have brought 4 additional colleagues this year. As I have stated to others, this is the only conference geared toward exactly what I do, says Brenda Jackson, Supply Chain Specialist, IRS.


The show was outstanding and we are already reaping some financial benefits, says Albert Burba, Vice President, Sales, DHL. To date, more than 50% of the 2007 exhibitors have exercised their first-right-of-refusal options for PARCEL Forum 2008 scheduled for October 6-8, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency OHare in Chicago.


To request information on exhibiting or sponsoring PARCEL Forum, October 6-8, 2008, please call 203.378.4991, email; or visit


EventEvolution Management Inc. is an event producer/management and consulting firm specializing in professional trade shows and conferences in both the B2C and B2B marketplaces. PARCEL Forum is partnered with RB Publishing, publishers of PARCEL magazine.