The first-ever PPAI Block Party, tonight from 5:30 to 10:30 pm in Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, promises to be an evening full of great conversations, food and entertainment. One of the evening’s featured events is PPAI’s Walk of Fame Awards Presentation, when the best in several competitions, including Supplier Achievement, Technology, Pyramid, Image and Supplier Star Awards will be celebrated. The winners of the coveted Supplier Star Awards, voted on by distributors, will highlight the night.

With a new, relaxed format, the Block Party will allow Expo attendees to enjoy music while sharing food and laughs with industry colleagues. The three-part event, sponsored by industry suppliers J.Charles (PPAI 113624 ), R.S. Owens (PPAI 113810) and Visions/Awardcraft (PPAI 110751) features the following schedule:

5:30 - 6:30 pm - House Party

Just a short walk from the show floor, the PPAI House Party will kick-start the night of fun. Expo attendees can stop in for a cool beverage, visit featured suppliers and meet up with friends to unwind.

6:30 - 8:30 pm - Walk of Fame Awards Presentation

The new Walk of Fame Awards Presentation will take place at the center of the Block Party. Block Party attendees will salute industry colleagues as PPAI recognizes those exceptional individuals and companies for their innovation and creative excellence.

8:30 - 10:30 pm - Expo After Dark

Expo After Dark closes out the night with a DJ and dancing. After a successful day at The PPAI Expo, colleagues and friends can let loose and have fun.

Tickets to the Block Party can be purchased online here or at the door. The cost for PPAI members is $75 and for nonmembers it is $125, which includes all-night access.

Block Party attendees must be 21 or older to attend and a valid government-issued photo ID is required for entry. Passports are required for international guests. The dress code will strictly enforced: Guests wearing tennis shoes, sandals, shorts, hats or athletic apparel will not be admitted.