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Title 5th Annual Educational Conference for Shoppers
Date Published 02/01/2008
Author John Swinburn
Publication MSPA Website

MSPA will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the MSPA Educational Conference for Shoppers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in July, 2008. The program for the 2008 Conference is being created to be full of educational and informative sessions, designed to help registrants become better and more productive shoppers. Registrants will get tips on how to make their shop scheduling process as efficient as possible to maximize their income and minimize stree. Key schedulers, company owners, and other shoppers will share their best ideas.

Located halfway between New York City and Chicago, Pittsburgh is within a two-hour flight or a day's drive of more than 70 percent of the U.S. population. Only two miles in diameter, Downtown Pittsburgh's size makes it easy to walk to retail stores, theatres, and restaurants. The city's diverse ethnic heritage inspires and influences the flavors found at a wide range of restaurants from casual to five-star. Cultural highlights include the always interesting Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, and live theatre, dance and music at five theaters in the city's Cultural District. Across the river from Downtown are Station Square and the South Side, where the night life never stops. The summer's hottest concerts are held at the Chevrolet Amphitheatre and the new SouthSide Works is worth a visit with its coffeehouses, excellent shopping, eateries and 10-screen cinema.

In 2008, Pittsburgh will be celebrating its 250th anniversary and many events are planned to coincide with the celebration. In addition, several historical and beautification projects will be completed in time for the Conference…adding additional reasons to visit this unique city with a breathtaking skyline, sparkling clean rivers and magnificent architecture.

While there are many shoppers who have yet to attend their first MSPA Educational Conference for Shoppers, there are some who have been to every one! And those who have attended all 5 will receive special recognition at the Saturday night banquet, which will be a great anniversary celebration! We invite mystery shopper to make their plans now to attend.