PPAI Announces Expo East 2016 Show Dates
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), in partnership with Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and in cooperation with the Imprinted Sportswear Show, announced Expo East 2016 show dates will be moved to March 16 to 19, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. The new show pattern will include an education day on Wednesday, March 16; and the show dates will shift to Thursday through Saturday, March 17 to 19. This must-attend trade show combines the very best in PPAI professional development, a PPAI Expo-style show floor experience and the decorated apparel industry's latest technologies and hottest trends presented by the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS)—all in one place at one time.
"We are pleased to announce the new Expo East 2016 show dates," said Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. "We listened and made the shift our suppliers and distributors wanted. As a member-focused organization, PPAI is committed to meeting the needs of its members, exhibitors and attendees. By shifting to Thursday through Saturday, PPAI is answering the call and continuing to grow a show environment that is more welcoming and vibrant than ever before. We continue to celebrate the partnership with ISS. The shift in show dates demonstrates the strength of our collaboration to build success for all attendees and exhibitors."
"The entire team at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) is looking forward to partnering with PPAI's Expo East for our second annual co-location in Atlantic City in 2016," said Jeff Brown, ISS show director. "The shift of our joint date pattern will open the combined Expo to more attendance across the board. In-depth research went into consideration by both groups, and we see 2016 as being even better than our first year in March 2015."
Over the course of three days, 8,000 combined Expo East and the Imprinted Sportswear Show distributors and decorators will gather, representing some of the most creative and innovative minds in business, design, technology and production for conversations and hands-on interaction with more than 550 exhibitors in 960 booths. The event attracts more than 13,000 industry professionals, including exhibitor personnel from the East Coast and beyond.
Expo East will be held March 16 to 19, 2016, in Atlantic City Convention Center; prior to that, The PPAI Expo 2016 will be held Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 10 to 14, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The events attract more than 34,000 attendees and participants from all 50 states and countries from around the world, and it showcases the latest products, services, innovations, trends and insights, professional development and more business-building opportunities than any other industry events.