In your Jan. 29 issue you ran the following Page 11 headline: ``Advanstar to sell Plastics Fairs.'' The subsequent story went on to report that Advanstar Commun-ications is for sale. The Plastics Fair shows are not for sale as a separate entity, as your headline incorrectly states. Advanstar owns or manages 54 expositions and conferences all over the world. It owns 55 trade publications. It is the entire company that is for sale. Your headline emphasis, therefore, confused the tens of thousands of exhibitors and attendees who have continued to support Plas-tics Fairs over the years, and may have damaged their perception of the shows. Plastics Fairs are healthy, thriving shows that have continued to grow exponentially since their inception in 1980.
That first year there was just one show in Atlanta. Plastics Fairs are currently held in Chi-cago, Boston, Long Beach, Dallas, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Provi-dence and Charlotte - as well as Atlanta. The shows are a part of a very strong company that should be attractive to potential buyers.
The future of Plastics Fairs is bright. We hope all our exhibitors and attendees will be there to celebrate it with us.