Boating Back to Long Beach: Fabricare ’18


The Long Beach, Calif., yacht harbor is the picturesque backdrop for the Fabricare ‘18 Show, cruising straight to the Long Beach Convention center August 17-19, 2018. (Photo: Tim Burke)


Here’s the Fabricare show floor from two years ago in summer 2016. This year’s show will be held at the same Long Beach Convention Hall venue, next to the Hyatt Hotel Long Beach, and only steps from the host Renaissance Hotel.

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Show returns Aug. 18-19; booth sales already cruising along

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The California Cleaners Association (CCA) announces a return visit to Long Beach for Fabricare 2018.

The association relates that booth sales are open for the event that is set to take place August 18-19, and commitments have already been cruising along at more than 50% of floor space, well ahead of previous shows.

“Exhibits like this are a tremendous undertaking,” says Peter Blake, CCA executive director. “The planning takes well over a year. I am really excited about the event, and I know it will be one of the best in the entire country.

“We have been looking at show improvements, great educational programs to hold in conjunction with the event, and some new ideas that will enhance the attendees experience,” he adds.

According to CCA, it has retained the same show management company as in 2016, and the team is led by Show Manager Leslie Schaeffer.

Blake writes that her team did an outstanding job taking over in 2016, and with the experience of having done the previous show that will help in making the show even better than the previous one.

“This will be an event you can’t afford to miss,” Blake says. “We are fortunate to have Leslie back running the show. Her unique experience coupled with her familiarity with the venue from last year will gives us a great opportunity to really improve the show.

“I am confident the show will be one of the best in CCA’s recent past, and I am excited about some of the enhancements we will be bringing to the attendees — and the exhibitors.”

“Building off our successful Fabricare 2016," says Schaeffer, “Fabricare 2018 will, once again, have top-notch educational seminars, live demonstrations on the show floor and networking opportunities throughout the weekend.”

Details are still being finalized, CCA indicates, but visitors can expects aisles full of the latest industry technology and services throughout the exhibit hall as well as several educational programs designed to help dry cleaners be more profitable and continue to be strong in the future.

The association has a block of rooms at its host hotel, Renaissance Hotel, at a rate of $189 per night and a small block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency for $219 per night, it notes.

CCA will keep members and prospective attendees updated via its website.

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Tim Burke

American Drycleaner


Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or [email protected]


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