Exhibit At Expo East

Make a phenomenal impact on your company’s growth.

Exhibit Information

Who May Exhibit

Exhibit privileges are open to Supplier, Business Service and Multi-Line Rep members who are in good standing with SAAGNY and current in payment of dues and all other charges invoiced by the Association and have executed the Expo East exhibitor’s contract. (To obtain the member rate exhibitors will need to be both SAAGNY & PPAI members.)

Exhibit privileges are open to Supplier, Business Service and Multi-Line Rep members who are in good standing with PPAI and current in payment of dues and all other charges invoiced by the Association and have executed the exhibitor’s contract. (To obtain the member rate exhibitors will need to be both SAAGNY & PPAI members. PPAI Members only will receive the Non-Member rate.)

UPIC qualified nonmember Supplier and Business Service companies may exhibit if they are in good standing with PPAI, have executed the nonmember Expo East exhibitor’s contract and paid all related nonmember fees.  (Equipment, machinery, parts or materials used in the production or decoration of promotional products, and exhibited for the purposes of distribution, sale or resale, may only be exhibited in a specifically designated area. Such equipment, machinery, parts or materials are those typically used in the awards and recognition, decorated apparel and digital printing industries.) (Non-Member exhibitors will pay the Non-Member rate for booths and other services.)

The primary purpose of the Expo East and PPAI sponsored shows is to provide distributors and qualified resellers exposure to suppliers promotional products, premiums and business gifts and to provide appropriate educational forums and opportunities.  The secondary purpose of Expo East and PPAI sponsored shows is to provide distributors (and their qualified designees), other members and resellers exposure to business services, products and equipment that facilitate and enhance the supply chain of suppliers’ products through distributors to end buyers. 

Equipment, machinery, parts or materials used in the production or decoration of promotional products, and exhibited for the purpose of distribution, sale or resale, may only be exhibited in a specifically designated area.  Such equipment, machinery, parts or materials are those typically used in the awards and recognition, decorated apparel and digital printing industries. 

PPAI reserves the right to decline any request if it is not in the best interest of Expo East, or other PPAI sponsored shows. Exhibit locations within these areas are based on a priority point system. 

If you have any questions regarding exhibiting, contact an Account Representative.

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.

Why Exhibit

The benefits of attending Expo East will have a phenomenal impact on your company’s growth. Expo East is an incredible opportunity where you can meet face-to-face with top sales producers and connect with new members within the region and from across the country. As an Expo East exhibitor you may have the opportunity to receive large orders as a result of the high-caliber attendees that the PPAI/SAAGNY strategic alliance brings to the show. The contacts you’ll make at Expo East are invaluable and will definitely keep your company top of mind.

Move-In Date

Sunday, June 10: 8 am–6 pm through Monday, June 11: 8 am–8 pm 

Move-Out Date

Wednesday, June 13: 3 pm – 11 pm through Thursday, June 14: 8 am – noon

Booth Specifications

Make sure that your booth is compliant with display rules before submitting your contract for exhibit space. For specific questions, email expoesk@ppai.org.

Advertising Specifications

If you have purchased or planning on purchasing advertising at Expo East, please review the requirements for your images, logos, ads or graphics.

Exhibitor Resources

Inside the ESM you will find all rules and regulations for Expo East along with links to the vendors that have everything you may need for your booth (Everest Tradeshow Management, utilities, floral, photography, security, etc.).

Coming In Spring Of 2019

The Exhibitor Update is an email newsletter that is sent to exhibitors leading up to Expo East regarding important information about the show. It contains upcoming deadlines, new opportunities, alerts and more.

Coming In Spring Of 2019

The ERC is the one place to upload and update your company information for the show directory and SAGE Mobile.

  • Update company information
  • Update/Upload Product Pavilion information 
  • Purchase additional promotional opportunities inside SAGE Mobile
    • (Product Category Buyout, Featured Exhibitor, Featured Products and Upgraded Listings)

Coming In Spring Of 2019

The Deadline Checklist has all the important dates you'll need to make things go smoothly while exhibiting at Expo East. Take advantage of the Early Pricing Deadlines!

Coming In Spring Of 2019

Promotional Opportunities With PPAI


Ellen Tucker, PPAI Director of Business Development

Sponsorship & Sales Contacts

Need more information about exhibiting at Expo East? Contact your Account Manager today.
Major Account Manager - East


Joel Baker
972-258-3021
JoelB@ppai.org

Major Account Manager - West


Melissa Massey
972-258-3029
MelissaM@ppai.org

Account Manager - Companies A - D


Brandon Dunaway
972-258-3090
BrandonD@ppai.org

Account Manager - Companies E - K


Lameshia Haynes-Gilbert
972-258-3067
LameshiaHG@ppai.org

Account Manager - Companies L - R & 0 - 9


Connie Brazil
972-258-3064
ConnieB@ppai.org

Account Manager - Companies S - Z


Jeff Rogers
972-258-3079
JeffR@ppai.org

Product Safety Aware

All companies wanting to access the PPAI marketplace through trade-show exhibit space, sponsorships or advertising at Expo East 2018 must obtain Product Safety Aware status by 5 pm, June 8, 2018 before the start of Expo East 2018. 

This free program for both suppliers and distributors is designed to ensure that at least one person at each company possess a basic understanding of our industry’s compliance obligations. This can be achieved by simply completing four hours of product safety education (live or recorded), attending The Product Responsibility Summit or ICPHSO conference, being a member of PRAG or primary active QCA compliance contact status.

To learn more, click here or email PPAI Certification

Short on time?
The three required webinar courses and the one elective webinar course are available here.

 

Please visit the PSA Program page for all information on how to earn your PSA status and access PSA education.

Once your company has earned Product Safety Aware (PSA) status, it is valid for two years. Renewal through continuing education is required every two years by taking two additional hours of any of these webinars. Visit the PSA Renewal Requirements page for more information on how to ensure your PSA status is current through Expo East 2018.

Do you believe these requirements may not be applicable to your business? Please email PPAI Certification to see if you qualify. 

Have questions about the program? Click here to read more.