Experience

1st-Time Exhibitor Pavilion

Open Tuesday 9:30 am - 5 pm, Wednesday 9:30 - 5 pm, Thursday 9:30 - 2 pm
Aisles 6700 -6800

One of the things attendees are always on the lookout for is new suppliers. 1st-time exhibitors at the PPAI Expo are the perfect candidates to become your new suppliers. The key is being able to find them when the show floor is more than 900,000 sq. ft.

To help identify the newest entries in the show, we have created a 1st-Time Exhibitor Pavilion. Situated next to the popular DECORATE pavilion (aisles 6700 and 6800), the 1st-Time Pavilion will house companies making their PPAI Expo debut. It's not big enough to house all of the 1st-time exhibitors, but it will give you a headstart on your search for new products, new suppliers and new partners.

 

Thursday Education Sessions

Next-Level Professional Development (Limited Availability)
 CAS 5.0
Presenters: American Marketing Association & Sales & Marketing Executives International
Date: Thursday, January 17, 11:45 pm – 6:15 pm
  
This is a unique opportunity for a limited number of PPAI members. The Next-Level education opportunity will feature two three-hour workshops--one presented by Executives from the Sales & Marketing Executives International, a global sales and marketing professional association with more than 57,000 members and the other presented by the American Marketing Association, the largest chapter-based marketing association in the world.

The SMEI Next-Level workshop is sales focused and will explore how buying decisions are made. It is suited for those who want to achieve high-performance selling and for organizations interested in unifying their sales teams to collapse sales cycles and improve margins.

The AMA Next-Level workshop is a high-level marketing focused program, covering the latest trends and topics related to social media, metrics, branding and overall marketing strategies. In addition to the three-hour workshop, participants will receive a complimentary lunch, and cash bar reception following.

If you’d like to be on the invite list email certification@ppai.org.

        

Learning Labs Debuting At The PPAI Expo

The Learning Labs, debuting at Expo 2019, focus on hands-on, experience-oriented education. Topics include an introduction to screen-printing, experiential marketing, and work with instructors on updating their business Facebook and LinkedIn business accounts. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops during these hands-on workshops. Free professional headshots will also be available for each participant. Attendees must pre-register before they are on site to attend these sessions. Sign up when you register to attend The PPAI Expo. Learning Labs will be offered on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

 

Partnering For Performance

PPAI, SAGE and Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), the association serving the Canadian promotional products industry, have announced a strategic relationship to deliver a comprehensive membership solution to promotional products distributors and suppliers in the Canadian marketplace.

“We’ve spent the last number of months listening to our members and hearing exactly what they were asking for,” says Heidi Reimer-Epp, chair of the PPPC board of directors. “From there, we formulated our three goals for this year: providing our members with proven technology solutions, enhancing the value of our membership, and hosting trade shows that are worth attending.”

In this strategic relationship with PPAI and SAGE, PPPC’s members receive access to trade show opportunities like The PPAI Expo, industry-leading technology solutions, as well as education, networking, business savings benefits and legislative initiatives. Distributors will now receive membership support and product research capabilities through their PPPC membership, while suppliers will receive the full benefits of a SAGE Advantage Membership, which allows them to verify their products, update their product and business information, and advertise across all SAGE platforms and on distributors’ websites.

“This is the future of how you’re seeing not-for-profit organizations collaborating together and working with for-profit companies that bring best of breed products and services to the industry,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI. “I think this is really representative of how organizations are not only looking forward to what their members need today, but what they need going forward. We think that this is an opportunity for us to marshal our resources together, to grow, and protect the industry in ways we haven’t been able to do before.”

One-On-One Sessions


Want to learn more about PPAI's online education, Promo Connect, or new certification program. Sign up for a one-on-one session with PPAI staff. The PPAI Professional Development team will be available on the second level of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at the professional development information desk for 20-minute sessions at various times on January 13, 14 and 15. 

New Registration Packages For 2019

Pearl Package - $199

PEARL EXPERIENCE PACK

  • 25% Discount On PPAI Expo 2019 Paid Education And Events details
  • Exclusive Badge Holder Pickup details
  • Dedicated Lounge for Pearl and Gold Package Registrants details
  • Early Seating Access to Power Keynotes on Monday details
  • Early Seating Access to Opening General Session on Tuesday details

M life Card Enrollment (required to participate in Pearl Package) details

  • Resort Credit - $200 (Rooms, Tax, Gratuity, Retail Shops, Retail Merchandise, Mandalay Bay Convention Center Food Court and Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall Concessions Excluded) details
  • Pearl M life Card-Level with the following benefits:
    • Complimentary Self-Parking
    • Discounts to Select Shows at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide (subject to availability)
    • 10% Discount Exclusive M life Rewards Member Discounts at Participating Retail Shops (exclusions apply)
    • 10% Bonus Points Earned Playing Slots at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide
    • 10% Bonus on Express Comps Earned at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide
    • View all M life benefits

*Limited quantities available

** Packages are only available to PPAI member distributors and PPAI member supplier exhibitors.

Deadline to reserve a Pearl Package is Friday, December 7, 2018.

Gold Package - $499

GOLD EXPERIENCE PACK

  • 50% Discount On PPAI Expo 2019 Paid Education And Events details
  • Exclusive Badge Holder Pickup details
  • Dedicated Lounge for Pearl and Gold Package Registrants details
  • Early Seating Access to Power Keynotes on Monday details
  • Early Seating Access to Opening General Session on Tuesday details
  • Dedicated PPAI Expo Gold Level Concierge Service details

M life Card Enrollment (required to participate in Gold Package) details

  • Resort Credit - $500 (Rooms, Tax, Gratuity, Retail Shops, Retail Merchandise, Mandalay Bay Convention Center Food Court and Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall Concessions Excluded) details
  • Gold M life Card-Level with the following benefits:
    • Complimentary Self-Parking
    • Discounts to Select Shows at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide (subject to availability)
    • 20% Discount Exclusive M life Rewards Member Discounts at Participating Retail Shops (exclusions apply)
    • 20% Bonus Points Earned Playing Slots at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide
    • 20% Bonus on Express Comps Earned at M life Rewards Destinations Nationwide
    • View all M life benefits

*Limited quantities available

** Packages are only available to PPAI member distributors and PPAI member supplier exhibitors. 

Deadline to reserve a Gold Package is Friday, December 7, 2018.

Lounge Access Package - $99

VIP Package Lounge Access Includes:

  • 5-day access to the lounge
  • WIFI
  • Computers to check email
  • Comfortable seating
  • Electrical outlets to charge your mobile devices
  • Coffee, tea, and water

*Limited quantities available

** Packages are only available to PPAI member distributors and PPAI member supplier exhibitors. 

Deadline to reserve a Lounge Package is Friday, December 7, 2018.

Rules and Regulations

 

Registration packages are available for purchase to only PPAI member distributors and PPAI member exhibiting suppliers 21 years of age or older that are in good standing and attending The PPAI Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 13 – 17.

M life enrollment is required to participate in the Pear and/or Gold Registration Package. Within your registration confirmation, a link will be provided for you to enroll in M life.  Once enrolled, you will need to either log in to your PPAI registration and provide your M life number; or, contact PPAI Expo Registration at 888-426-7724 and we will enter it for you.  Must be 21 years of age or older to enroll in M life.

The benefits of M life are many. Visit https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/mlife-rewards-program/tiers.html  for more details on M life and to enroll today.

Resort Credit (Rooms, Tax, Gratuity, Retail Shops, Retail Merchandise, Mandalay Bay Convention Center Food Court and Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall Concessions Excluded)

A $200 Resort Credit for Pearl Registration Package and $500 Resort Credit for Gold Registration Package is provided as a special benefit, offered only to PPAI distributor members and PPAI member exhibiting suppliers at The PPAI Expo 2019 who purchase a Pearl or Gold Package, which will be applied to your hotel folio.

The Resort Credit will be applied only to the following purchases made ONLY within Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel & Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino:

                • Any Restaurant food and beverage spend** (No Retail Items Included)
                                o *This excludes any Food Courts or Food and Beverage Concessions in the Convention Center
                • Any Bar food and beverage spend ** (No Retail Items Included)
                                o *This excludes any Food Courts or Food and Beverage Concessions in the Convention Center
                • Any Spa services ** (No Retail Items Included)
                • Any Entertainment within the PPAI Property Block (Show and Exhibit Tickets)
                                o *Must be charged to the room during the stay
** This applies to outlets within the PPAI Block (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel & Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino

*No Tax or Gratuity Included
*No food and beverage items from sundries/retail shops are to qualify
*No retail shops and/or retail merchandise are to qualify
*Food Courts are located in Mandalay Bay, Luxor & Excalibur – no purchases at these outlets are included
*Four Seasons outlets are not to qualify

Resort Credits are valid between January 11, 2019 – January 19, 2019.  Resort Credits begin on the day of your check-in and expire on the day of your check-out.  If your check-in date is prior to January 11, 2019, Resort Credits are not valid for purchases prior to January 11, 2019.  If your check-out date is after January 19, 2019, Resort Credits are not valid for purchases after January 19, 2019. Unused Resort Credits are expirable and non-refundable.

How does this work? When you make a purchase for food and beverage, and entertainment at an outlet within Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel & Casino and Excalibur Hotel & Casino, ask for your purchase to be charged to your room.  The Resort Credits on your hotel folio will be applied to your purchase(s).  Any remaining balance after the Resort Credit is applied will need to be settled at the time of check-out.  Any unused Resort Credits are non-refundable and immediately expire upon check-out or after January 19, 2019, whichever is earlier.

Limitations apply.  Visit https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/mlife-rewards-program/tiers.html  for M life Rewards Program Details or any M life desk for further clarification of where Resort Credits may be used.

Package Requirements due by December 7, 2018

1.  Enroll in M life and provide your M life membership number in your PPAI Expo Registration. You must provide your M life membership number by either logging into your PPAI, or, by contacting PPAI Expo Registration at 888-426-7724 and we will enter it for you. Must be 21 years of age or older to enroll in M life. 

Enroll in M life at https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/mlife-rewards-program/tiers.html.
 
2.  Reserve your room within the PPAI Expo 2019 Housing block through the official PPAI Expo Registration and Housing system managed by Experient, the official registration and housing provider of The PPAI Expo, ONLY for the following properties: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel & Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Guests staying at the Four Seasons Las Vegas or any other property are not eligible to participate. Any housing reservations made outside of The PPAI Expo Housing block or through any registration system other than the PPAI Expo Registration and Housing system through Experient, are not eligible to participate. Deadline to enroll in and provide your M life number, and reserve housing is 11:59 pm central, December 7, 2018.

If the Pearl and/or Gold registration package requirements are not met by December 7, 2018, the registration package will be canceled and all benefits of the registration packages will null and void. Any events, education, and/or show services signed up for and discounts applied, will be charged the full retail price.  Your payment method used during the time of registration will be charged the additional amount(s) due if any.

Package Discounts on PPAI Expo Paid Education and Events

The 25% discount for Pearl and 50% discount for Gold Packages is applied to only the first ticket purchased for each PPAI Expo 2019 Paid Education, Event(s), or Package Mail, or Valet Service. Additional tickets purchased are not discounted and are sold at the full retail price.