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  • Columbus Convention Center
    Columbus, OH
    Exhibit Hours
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 / 10:30am-5:00pm Monday, February 16, 2015 / 10:30am-4:00pm

NAPICS '15 Show Highlights

This first-ever NAPICS networking event will serve as the
show’s unofficial kickoff and begin at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15.

Like breakfast? How about FREE breakfast and networking? Then combine that with a motivational panel discussion and you get NAPICS’ inaugural Business Over Breakfast held Sunday, Feb. 15, 8:30-10 a.m., in room C 124 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Make new friends with peers over breakfast and listen to a pair of pizza and ice cream experts share stories of how their companies began as humble, single units and grew to become regional favorites.

Tony Gemignani: Owner of Tony’s Pizza Napoletano, Pizza Rock, the International School of Pizza and author of “The Pizza Bible.”
An internationally renowned pizza baker and acrobat, Gemignani has created some of the West Coast’s bestknown pizzerias. As the only American ever to win the World Pizza Cup title in Naples, Italy, Gemignani also became a certified pizza master in Italy. An author of three books, he owns seven pizzerias across the country.

Tim Koons-McGee: co-founder, The Comfy Cow.
Four years ago, Koons-McGee cofounded an instant hit with The Comfy Cow, a six-unit Louisville, Ky.-based company. With its well-established retail presence in Whole Foods, Comfy Cow is building a large production commissary that will position it for franchise growth into Indiana and Tennessee.