PPAI Magazine March 2023

Must Read | PPAI Expo 2023 a very busy and dense show floor again,” says Mark Jenkins, MAS+, Midwest regional vice president of distributor Geiger. “The attendee group size matched the total floor space well, which always contributes positively to the energy and buzz of a good trade show for both suppliers and distributors. It was great to see – in person again – old colleagues, but even better to find so many new and younger attendees – and not just principals – throughout the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.” Here are some highlights and special moments from the unforgettable 20th PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. Big Announcements Want clear evidence that the industry endured the pandemic and bounced back stronger? Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI president and CEO, announced in his opening remarks that the preliminary 2022 industry sales volume estimate – culled from an annual survey collected by third-party research firm Relevant PPAI President and CEO Dale Denham, MAS+, announces a preliminary 2022 industry sales volume estimate to a packed crowd inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. James Pogue, Ph.D., delivers his keynote speech on how businesses can eliminate bias and create organizational success. 10,043 Distributor Attendees