PPAI Expo 2008: Exciting and Educating
Other innovations at the PPAI Expo 2008 include:
Expanded show hours. The show will run:
• Wednesday, January 16, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, January 17, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, January 18, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All free professional development workshops will be “paperless” and handouts for the free sessions will now be available on a CD during the event at the bookstore and resource center. Handouts will also be available online in advance of the show so registrants can print them and bring them to the sessions.
The Fashion & Accessories Show will kick off The PPAI Expo as a morning event on the opening show day. Many of the newest wearables and accessories will be on the runway on Wednesday, January 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the PPAI Theatre at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The event is free to all show registrants.
The PPAI Awards Presentation and Dinner will be held Wednesday, January 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the PPAI Theatre at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Industry award winners will receive special recognition at this annual awards ceremony.
On Thursday, January 17, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the PPAI Theatre at the Mandalay Bay Events Center PPAI attendees will be treated to entertainment by a special guest and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dancing and partying with friends.
The New Product Pavilion will showcase more than 700 new products, in a setting designed to help attendees generate new ideas for both existing customers and to open doors to new markets. The New Product Pavilion will be open for a sneak peek on Tuesday, January 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Hall 3 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Pavilion will be open to all attendees on Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and 17, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, January 18, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.