Phyllis Cambria: (954) 974-7907 
                              Patty Sachs: (904) 272-0959  

Haunt Helper and Party Retailer Programs Set for

National Halloween, Costume and Party Show: 20th Anniversary Prompts Addition of New Features


Chicago, IL: TransWorld Exhibits, Inc., producers of the annual National Halloween, Costume and Party Show, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont/Chicago from March 12-16, 2004 have announced the re-appointment of Phyllis Cambria and Patty Sachs to create and coordinate the educational programs at this year’s show.

 Cambria and Sachs, event experts, speakers, authors of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Great Party,” and developers of several education programs for TransWorld Exhibits, have created the show's educational programs to take place Friday, March 12, Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, 2003. These presentations  include early bird seminars given each day from 8 AM to 9 AM and more than 30 show floor presentations of seminars, products and technique demonstrations on two stages in the exhibition hall.

 Each year more than 15,000 attendees come to the world's largest gathering of those involved in the party goods, haunted house attraction, gift, amusement, costume shop, party planning, printing and other related industries.

 "We put together a program of exciting and rewarding sessions for attendees ranging from beginners to veterans in the festivity field," said Cambria. "There will be classes in everything from make-up techniques to marketing, costumes to customer care, haunted house how-to’s to home business helpers, preparing promotions to party planning and everything in between."


Sachs added, “After my experience as an attendee, exhibitor and speaker at this incomparable conference for a number of years, I learned the type of sessions participants find most helpful. We’ve put together an entertaining and enlightening schedule of time-tested business strategies with new twists and up-to-the-minute tips and products presented by top industry experts.”


In addition to producing the three-day education extravaganza, Sachs and Cambria, owners of, will be giving presentations as well.


Qualified attendees (party and haunt business professionals) can visit the trade show featuring more than 700 suppliers and any or all of the educational seminars related to their business, free of cost. A show highlight is the Friday Night Cocktail Party and Gala Costume Fashion Show where exhibitors and attendees socialize and see the latest designs in the costume industry.


The pair will also again create the Educational Program for TransWorld’s companion show, The Las Vegas Halloween and Party Show, which takes place April 25 through 26, 2004 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


For more information on exhibiting at or attending either of the shows, call TransWorld Exhibits at (800) 323-5462 or e-mail them at: [email protected].

For information about educational programs visit the site:  or contact Phyllis Cambria at:

(954) 974-7907 or e-mail her at [email protected].



 Phyllis Cambria and Patty Sachs are available for interview.

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