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 four 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.