The PPAI Expo is North America’s largest international promotional products tradeshow, The PPAI Expo 2013 will be held January 14-18, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandlay Bay Convention Center. In 2012 The PPAI Expo brought 10,178 distributors from 3,800 companies together under one roof for the five-day event.The PPAI Expo featured more than 1,340 exhibiting companies presenting more than 100,000 products occupying 1,000,000 square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the fifth largest convention center in the U.S. With a total of more than 18,350 participants the overall non-gaming economic impact of The PPAI Expo 2012 is estimated at $19,500,000 by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Serving as the yearly launch pad for both suppliers and distributors, The PPAI Expo provided a forum for all to connect, experience new products, network and conduct strategic business meetings. Engaging all stakeholders in one venue, it remains the single most important event of the year for the promotional products industry worldwide. As in years past, Expo attracted many new and innovative suppliers in addition to industry leaders such as Logomark, Gemline, Prime Resources, Leed’s, BIC/Norwood and SanMar.
Since 1903, the Promotional Products Association International
, a not-for-profit, has been the standard-setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its members. Today, PPAI serves more than 10,000 global members who lead the $16.5 billion industry. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry’s only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org