Who Can Attend?

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.

Expo East DISTRIBUTOR badge registration is open to SAAGNY distributor members, PPAI distributor members and any qualified industry distributors with a valid UPIC.

Expo East EXHIBITOR badge registration is open to contracted exhibitors.


Non-Member 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.

After applying online at www.upic.org your qualifying materials should be faxed to the PPAI 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 Expo East or be members of SAAGNY or PPAI in order to gain access to the show floor.  Member Suppliers not exhibiting at Expo East may register and attend free education for no additional cost.  Member Suppliers not exhibiting at Expo East wanting to gain access to the exhibit hall floor must pay $250 per registration badge.

Multi-line Reps
Multi-line Reps must be members of SAAGNY or 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 Expo East.

For more rules on who can attend and exhibit Expo East access the show rules.

Need more information?
For questions regarding registration for Expo East 2017, please contact our registration department at 888-426-7724 (I-AM-PPAI) or DianeS@ppai.org.

For questions regarding exhibiting at Expo East 2017 please contact your appropriate Account Manager.






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