Who Can Attend?

The PPAI Expo is open to exhibiting and member suppliers and qualified industry distributors with a valid UPIC or PPAI number.

Nonmember, non-exhibiting suppliers and users of promotional products are not permitted to attend The PPAI Expo.

Distributor Qualification
Your company can automatically qualify (upon verification) for a UPIC if you are a PPAI member, Regional Association member, Adventures in Advertising Franchisee, Proforma Franchisee, Press-A-Print Operator, Distributor member of DistributorCentral, or a SAGE subscriber. You may also qualify if you are an ASI subscriber, but you must provide documentation.  If you do not meet any of the above qualifying criteria, depending on your company category, you can qualify by providing the following:

  • Either provide three invoices from three different promotional product suppliers for at least $100 each (not for samples) dated within the last six months, or be sponsored by at least five members of PPAI. Sponsorships must be in writing.
  • Be in the promotional products industry for at least three months.
  • Have a promotional products annual sales volume of at least $15,000.

Qualifying materials should be faxed to our membership department at 972-258-3007 attn: UPIC. Once our membership department has verified your qualifying materials meet the above mentioned criteria, you will receive an email letting you know your UPIC is now activated.

Supplier Qualification
Suppliers must be exhibiting at The PPAI Expo or be members of PPAI in order to gain access to the show floor. Nonmember, non-exhibiting suppliers are not permitted to attend The PPAI Expo.

Multi-line Reps
Multi-line Reps must be members of PPAI in order to register with their company name.  Nonmember Multi-line Rep’s must register under one or all of the companies they will be representing at The PPAI Expo.

Need more information?
For questions regarding PPAI membership, please contact our membership department at 888-426-7724 (I-AM-PPAI).

For questions regarding UPIC Qualifications and activation, please contact our member care department at 888-426-7724 (I-AM-PPAI).

For questions regarding registration for The PPAI Expo 2018, please contact our registration department at 888-426-7724 (I-AM-PPAI) or TolK@ppai.org.

For questions regarding exhibiting at The PPAI Expo 2018, please contact your appropriate expo sales representative.

Age requirement?
No one under the age of 16, is allowed access to the show floor, education seminars or events of The PPAI Expo, Expo East or other PPAI Events during installation/move-in, show days and dismantle/move-out periods. Evidence of age must be presented upon request. Violators of this policy will be asked to leave the event or applicable area.