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HALLOWEEN & PARTY EXPO

Costumes Encouraged
Halloween & Party Expo will bring retailers of all kinds to New Orleans for the industry's
most comprehensive buying event for Halloween and party supplies and products.
Halloween & Party Expo is
the comprehensive buying
event for Halloween, party
and celebration in North
America. Next year's show
takes place at the Ernest B.
Morial Convention Center in
New Orleans Jan. 14 to 17.
Known for its diverse range
of categories, the event
showcases new, unique and
trending products to fill
merchandising needs from
costumes and accessories to
novelties, props, unique gifts
and seasonal d├ęcor.
Each year, hundreds of new products
are launched at the show in anticipation
for the Halloween selling season. Buyers
attend from all over North America,
as well as from more than 50 countries around the world. Types of buyers
include Halloween retailers, goodwill
retailers, costume stores, party stores,
big-box retailers, gift stores, chain stores,
specialty retailers, online retailers, and
souvenir and resort retailers.
"We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive resource for the Halloween
and Party industries," said Mike Carlucci, Senior Vice President of Specialty
Shows. "Our buyers are looking for a
one stop Halloween experience and di-

Halloween & Party Expo is the comprehensive
resource for the Halloween and parties
industries, offering new and unique products.

versity of the products we have this year
will allow them to find new and unique
products that will help set them apart
from their competition."
New to the 2017 show is the Haunted
Trends Runway & Lounge. In addition
to fashion shows showcasing the latest
and greatest in the world of costumes
and accessories, the stage will also be
home to makeup application demonstrations, product features and a variety of
other fun and experiential programming.
Back in its second year is the Brewing
Boos & Booze Costume Ball. This event
will bring the industry together for a
night of music, networking and celebration of all things Halloween and party -
complete with a local New Orleans flair.
The Independent Retailer Conference
will return to Halloween & Party Expo
with an expanded four-day experience.
Dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of independent
store owners, the Independent Retailer
Conference aims to support both online

and offline retailers in gaining expert
news, education and support through a
variety of educational sessions from top
retail thought leaders and experts - all
with the core focus of helping you run
your retail business more successfully. Presenters include Cathy Wagner,
RETAILMaven; Spencer McCluskey,
Square; Genna Gold, Yelp; and Brian
Gibbs, Refund Retriever.
Halloween & Party Expo also has a
new partnership and co-location of events
with Party Club of America (PCA), the
party and Halloween industry's largest
and most innovative buying group for
independently owned party, costume and
Halloween retailers. Beginning in 2017,
Party Club of America will hold its annual event in conjunction with Halloween
& Party Expo, further aligning the industry and providing a singular platform for
both retailers and suppliers. O
For more information, visit
halloweenpartyexpo.com.

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