Why Attend?

The PPAI Expo provides the promotional products industry with a strong professional community, high-quality education and a safe and enriching forum in which to do business. At the heart of the PPAI Expo is a strong, passionate and interconnected community that comes together each year—a gathering like no other in our industry.

The PPAI Expo draws thousands of suppliers, promotional consultants, and industry associates from across the country and around the globe. It’s the best way to kick-start your year and reinvigorate your business.

 

Top 9 Reasons To Attend:
- Experience The Latest Trends
- Learn New Skills For The New Business Landscape
- Refresh Your Product Lines
- Learn About The Latest Product Regulations
- Earn Credit For Your Industry Certification
- Grow Your Supplier Network
- Join A Tight-Knit Professional Community
- Learn About Award-Winning Promotional Products
- Gain Ideas On the Industry’s Best Marketing Campaigns

The PPAI Expo 2022 General Schedule

Click on the Schedule tab for the full agenda.
The PPAI Expo Conference

 

Monday, January 10
    Keynote Speakers
    Breakout Sessions

The PPAI Expo

 

Tuesday, January 11 – Thursday, January 13
    Exhibits
    Product Pavilion

Events & More

 

Volunteer Reception: Sunday, January 9
Chair's Leadership Dinner: Monday, January 10
Association Update: Tuesday, January 11
WLC Social: Tuesday, January 11
Spark Networking Reception: Wednesday, January 12

Be Part Of A Community

From developing new relationships to connecting with old friends on the show floor, networking doesn’t get any easier than this. The PPAI Expo has developed a community eager to help each other succeed, especially after unexpected events. Feel free to hop in and ask questions during the panel discussions. Attend one of the many social events including the Chair Dinner and Spark Social. Connecting with this community is always at the top of the list for attendees. The need for this strong and welcoming community network has never been so desired as it is today.

Spot New Trends And Develop Fresh Ideas

Your clients are always on the hunt for the most creative and innovative products on the market. The PPAI Expo offer you an entire show floor filled with campaign ideas, decoration techniques and inspiring designs to help you deliver exceptional programs for your clients.

Visit the Product Pavilion to discover the latest in New Products, Green Products, Made In The USA, Healthpitality Products (new in 2022) and 1st Time Exhibitor products all displayed in one location.

brand. is an incentive and corporate-gifting showcase presenting high-end pieces for your product repertoire – to help you not only capture new business, but also do more for your current customers.

DECORATE brings the best in screen printing, embroidery and digital technology directly to The PPAI Expo show floor.

Professional Development

Your way of doing business has changed. The promotional products industry has changed. The overall business landscape has changed. What are you doing to keep up? The PPAI Expo Conference will be held on Monday, January 11. Topics are currently being developed and will include hyper-focused conversations on the state of the industry and how to outfit your business with the tools it needs to adapt to the new business climate. Plus, you won’t want to miss on Tuesday the Association Update and a new Industry Panel who will take your questions and share deep insights on what the industry will be facing in 2022.

SAGE Mobile is the official PPAI EXPO Show Planner

Want to learn more about exhibitors who will be exhibiting at The PPAI Expo 2022 and where they're located on the show floor? Check out SAGE Mobile, the official PPAI Expo show planner. With SAGE Mobile you can create walk lists, view the interactive floor plan, search exhibitors by name and or the booth number, view Product Pavilions, add notes, connect with SAGE Online, and much more.

Onsite Show Services & Amenities

Save time and money by enrolling in the FedEx Advantage Program, an exclusive PPAI member savings benefit, by visiting the FedEx Advantage Program enrollment page before the show.

FedEx® Quick Ship Sites, available conveniently in two locations on The PPAI Expo exhibit hall floor, will replace the previous Package and Valet Mail Service. This change will result in a faster, more convenient process for attendees by removing the need to set up, handle and make several trips to load a box, then move to separate long line, to a single ship location.

Below are some key points to know about the new FedEx Quick Ship Site program:

  • The PPAI Expo show bag, provided at the exhibit hall entrance, should be used to collect product samples, catalogs and more while walking the show floor.
  • Drop off items at either of the two FedEx Quick Ship Sites, located on the show floor at the back of aisles 2400 and 5700.
  • Arrange for shipping and pay for the boxes and shipping at the drop-off location on-site. Click here for pricing.
  • All packages must be arranged for shipment by the attendee; packages may not be left unattended, and any package left on site after the show closes will be discarded.
  • PPAI members receive discounts on their FedEx shipping rates with an active, enrolled FedEx account number. Attendees must be enrolled in the discount prior to shipping and meet qualifications for the discount. For questions about this member benefit, contact Kari Banner, KariB@ppai.org, and for details on the FedEx Quick Ship Site program contact PPAI Show Management at expositions@ppai.org

Visit the PPAI Booth #2445 or FedEx Booth #2455 for any questions on-site.

Click here for prices and more information.

Location: Back of 2400 Aisle & Back of 5700 Aisle

Tuesday, January 11   9:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday, January 12   9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday, January 13   9:30 AM - 2 PM

Scooter rentals are available for those who need mobility assistance. Please contact The PPAI Expo official scooter rental company, Desert Medical Equipment at 866.711.9171 to pre-order your scooter today. Scooter rental will also be available on-site located in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center level one lobby.

Rental rate is $60.00 daily.
Pre-reservation deadline date is Thursday, January 6, 2022,
 On-site rental will also be available. The 24-hour cancellation policy will be in effect for all reservations. 

Scooter Rental Days and Times of Operation

Sunday, January 9   1-5 PM
Monday, January 10   7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 11   7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, January 12   7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, January 13   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM



 

Mother’s Room

PPAI has reserved a locked, private space for nursing mothers. Refrigeration is available in the room for storage. To access the Mother’s Room, you must obtain the key by visiting the PPAI Show Office located on Level Two of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  

The Mother’s Room is located on Level Three of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Palm F. This room will be available from 8 am-5 pm Monday, January 10 through Wednesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 13  from 8 am-2 pm.

As a gentle reminder, children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the show floor. 

Mindfulness Room

PPAI has created a quiet space for individuals to relax, meditate, reflect or pray. The Mindfulness Room is located on the Level Three of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Banyan E. This room will be available from 8 am-5 pm Monday, January 10 through Wednesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 13  from 8 am-2 pm.

First Aid Station

The First Aid Station is located on Level One of the Mandalay Bay Convention center, behind the Business Center to the right.

Free wi-fi is available on the show floor for all attendees.

Need help navigating the show or locating a specific brand, booth, or seminar? Stop by our help desk and let our knowledgeable staff get you where you need to go.

Have education and certification questions?
Speak with our knowledgeable PPAI staff about our programs and courses.

The Backyards feature restaurants and are a relaxing and fun place to grab a bite to eat.

Drop the items you don’t want to carry around the show floor at Coat Check.

PPAI provides a convenient, complementary shuttle service to get you to and from the show. Avoid the cab lines and take advantage. Learn more about locations and times here.

Bring your badge confirmation email. With the email, you'll be able to skip the registration line and print your badge at the Quick Print locations.