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Global Bed Bug Summit Announced

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NPMA and BedBug Central have teamed up for the Global Bed Bug Summit, to be held Dec. 5-6, 2013, in Denver, Colo.

| May 30, 2013

A Note About the Summit from BedBug Central's Phil Cooper

As most of you know, BedBug Central had been planning on holding the North American Bed Bug Summit in April 2014. At the same time, we have been pretty quiet over the past few months with the specifics of the Summit. This was due to recent conversations that we have been having with the National Pest Management Association. For the past three years, BedBug Central has hosted the annual North American Bed Bug Summit. During that same time period, the NPMA also hosted an annual Bed Bug Forum. And, while the audiences for each event were not exact, it is clearly evident that a merger of these events could only serve to benefit the pest management industry.

So, with that in mind, BedBug Central and NPMA have been developing an event that can play to the strengths of both organizations and provide the pest management community with a program that has advanced technical training as well as management courses related to the business of bed bugs.

Now, after many months of discussion and planning, it is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Global Bed Bug Summit, which will be presented by NPMA and sponsored by BedBug Central. This new event will take place on December 5-6, 2013, in Denver, at the Denver Sheraton.

While this is a brand new event, there are several elements that will definitely be familiar to you, including:

• The trade floor will continue to be referred to as ExpoCentral, and will remain open during sessions, much as we did during our past Summits.

• The Beer Tasting and Night with the Experts will be prominently featured.

• BedBug Central’s Jeff White and NPMA’s Jim Fredericks will oversee the program and will be looking for fresh and exciting content.

Many of you receiving this correspondence are members of NPMA and I want to express how proud I am to be a member of this incredible organization. I need to take a second to say some quick thank yous.

To Bob Rosenberg - I cannot express enough how proud I am of how you and your team guided this process consistent with your new approach to leadership of NPMA.

To the NPMA Board of Directors - We promise we will be there to make the Global Bed Bug Summit a signature event for NPMA and an industry meeting that cannot be missed.

And, to our loyal supporters of BedBug Central, we look forward to honoring our commitment to you to bring you a stellar event.

BedBug Central and NPMA are committed to ensuring you receive a tremendous experience – complete with fantastic content and a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you in December!

FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced the launch of the Global Bed Bug Summit, an educational conference and expo designed to provide advanced technical training as well as management courses related to the business of bed bugs. Sponsored by BedBug Central, the Global Bed Bug Summit will be held Dec. 5-6, 2013, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo.

This event is a merger of BedBug Central's North American Bed Bug Summit and NPMA's Bed Bug Forum. "For the past three years, BedBug Central has hosted the annual North American Bed Bug Summit. During that same time period, the NPMA also hosted an annual Bed Bug Forum. And, while the audiences for each event were not exact, it is clearly evident that a merger of these events could only serve to benefit the pest management industry," stated NPMA Executive Vice President Bob Rosenberg. "So, with that in mind, BedBug Central and NPMA have created an event that plays to the strengths of both organizations and provides the pest management community with a high caliber, comprehensive program that addresses both technical and business oriented topics."

"While this event is new, we are pleased that it will be retaining some of the tried-and-true elements from our past Summits," stated BedBug Central CEO Phil Cooper. "The trade floor will continue to be referred to as ExpoCentral, and will remain open during sessions; the Beer Tasting and Night with the Experts will be prominently featured; and BedBug Central's Jeff White and NPMA's Jim Fredericks will oversee the program development. BedBug Central and NPMA are committed to ensuring attendees receive a tremendous experience - complete with fantastic content and a relaxed and fun atmosphere!"

For hotel reservations, call the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel at (888) 627-8405 to receive the NPMA group rate of $139 per night. More information will be available in June at www.npmapestworld.org.

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