The PPAI Expo 2023 in Las Vegas may still be over 200 days away, but for exhibitors, a key date is already here. The early space deadline is Friday, May 13. Member companies who expect to exhibit are encouraged to contact their PPAI account manager immediately.

The in-person Las Vegas event is the largest and longest running industry trade show in North America and is expected to grow even further in size and impact in 2023. The early space deadline is an opportunity for suppliers and other exhibitors to lock in lower rates as well optimal booth locations for the much-anticipated event.

“The PPAI EXPO is the most important event for distributors, suppliers and business services companies to interact and do business with one another,” PPAI Vice President Alan Peterson says. “We anticipate a significant increase over the 2022 event and continue to invest in the success of the show.

“This investment is what separates The PPAI Expo from other opportunities for our community. You can expect a fantastic, live and in-person experience.”

Early space registration is a shrewd move for industry companies who already know they’ll want to showcase at the event. In addition to cost savings and location advantages through earned priority points, an early commitment may result in added exposure through PPAI’s marketing of Expo 2023.

“The PPAI Expo’s early space deadline is an opportunity for exhibitors to optimize their booth space selection, provides distributors an early chance to see which industry companies are committed to exhibiting at the industry’s premier event, and provides an early indicator of overall participation in the show,” Ellen Tucker, PPAI’s Director of Business Development and Expositions, says.

The PPAI Expo features hundreds of exhibiting companies showcasing tens of thousands of promotional products in nearly 1 million square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.

In 2022, despite a surging Omicron variant, some 5,800 distributors attended the event. That number is expected to push toward pre-pandemic levels in 2023. Some 13,000 distributors attended the event in January 2020, an all-time record.

The PPAI Expo 2023 is slated for Jan. 9-12.