NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network, the not-for-profit business networking and education organization in hospitality, will host its quarterly NEWH regional trade show in Bethesda, MD on Friday March 16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Each NEWH Regional Trade show provides a unique opportunity for clients in key major metropolitan areas to meet with existing and new suppliers showcasing their newest products and services in a business casual tabletop format. The event provides an opportunity for owners, management, development, architectural, design, and purchasing firms that do not send staff to the major national and international shows to come to these half-day gatherings and catch up on the latest in the hotel, resort, spa, healthcare, restaurant, and lounge contract furnishings.

The NEWH DC Metro Chapter will host a pre-show Sundowner, “Goals of Green”, at the On-the-Rocks-Lounge in the hotel lobby the evening before the show, March 15th from 6:30-9:30pm, featuring appetizers and a cash bar.

On the day of the trade show, join NEWH for an IIDA-accredited CEU seminar at 11am on “20th & 21st Century Wallcoverings” followed by a free buffet lunch on the show floor kicking off the tradeshow at noon. A cocktail reception on the show floor begins at 5pm, with complimentary appetizers and a drawing for two $500 cash prizes

There will be nearly 150 exhibitors displaying hundreds of innovative products in Accessories, Art, Bedding, Carpet, Casegoods, Furniture, Flooring, Lighting, Framing, Mirrors, Outdoor Furnishings, Wallcoverings, and Window Treatments.

The NEWH regional trade shows are open — and free — to all interested members of the hospitality trade including architects, designers, specifiers, purchasing agents, hotel owners and managers, restaurateurs, and students.

Register on line at http://www.newh.org/regional-tradeshows/bethesda-regional-tradeshow-march-16-2012

The Bethesda North Marriott is located on the corner of Rockville Pike at 5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852; phone (301) 822-9200. Valet and discounted self parking are available on-site. Metro Red Line stop: White Flint.