Shelton, CT (April 13, 2021) – The Halloween & Party Expo, which is owned and managed by the Halloween & Costume Association and Clarion Events, announced today that the 2022 event will take place January 11-13 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. The annual event is the sourcing destination for Halloween, party and specialty retailers, featuring the newest products and launches in all categories from costumes, accessories and party supplies to décor, makeup and more. Following a successful virtual experience earlier this year, the focus for the 2022 event will be bringing together the industry in-person for a safe and productive business experience while maintaining the hallmark sense of celebration the Halloween & Party Expo is known for.
Marni Golden Vinci, show director of the Halloween & Party Expo commented, “We are excited to finally share the news we are heading to Las Vegas! The decision to hold the show at The Mirage came after having discussions with our attending and exhibiting customers. Las Vegas is convenient and cost-effective to travel to and the city has industry leading safety standards for in-person events through their Meet Smart, Vegas Smart program. We are excited to partner with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to showcase all Las Vegas has to offer. With the ongoing progress of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout we are very optimistic about next year’s event.”
Halloween & Party Expo will offer retailers a one-stop shopping experience from hundreds of leading manufacturers. The show features a comprehensive product selection and buyers will have the opportunity to discover thousands of new products and write orders for the 2022 season, while taking advantage of exclusive discounts and specials only offered during the event. Ensuring the safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff at the Halloween & Party Expo will be the top priority. Detailed plans will be communicated leading up to the event that comply with all CDC, state and local regulations.
Attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to discover why Las Vegas has been named the #1 trade show destination for the past 26 consecutive years. Participants will be able to enjoy world-class dining and entertainment options as well as take advantage of discounted hotel rates at the host hotel, The Mirage. For those flying to Las Vegas, the conveniently located McCarran International Airport features nonstop service from most major cities. As in-person events return, the city has developed extensive health protocols through their Meet Smart, Vegas Smart program – putting the well-being of visitors at the forefront.
The proceeds from the Halloween & Party Expo are used by the Halloween & Costume Association to promote and grow the safe celebration of Halloween and year-round costumed events throughout North America. Michele Buggy, executive director of the Halloween & Costume Association, commented, “We had a very successful consumer campaign promoting the safe celebration of Halloween in 2020 and we look forward to continuing the momentum into the 2021 holiday. We want to head into the 2022 Halloween & Party Expo on a strong note as manufacturers and retailers plan to reunite in-person in Las Vegas!”
Kevin Johnson, chairman of the Halloween & Costume Association and CEO of elope, Inc. added, “More than ever, we are excited for this this show. This is where we write orders, connect with our cherished customers and plan for the upcoming year.”
Potential exhibitors should contact Marni Golden Vinci at 203-242-8712 to secure booth space. Hotel reservations and attendee registration, which is complimentary for buyers, will open late summer. For more information and to stay up to date all year-round visit www.halloweenpartyexpo.com or follow #theHPE22 on social media.
About Halloween & Party Expo
The Halloween & Party Expo, North America's only event for Halloween, Party and Celebration, is a trade-only event that brings industry professionals together each year. Co-owned by Clarion Events, Inc. and the Halloween & Costume Association, the event provides a platform for sourcing, learning, and networking. Proceeds from the Halloween & Party Expo are used by the Halloween & Costume Association to promote and grow the safe celebration of Halloween and year-round costumed events throughout North America. For more information visit www.halloweenpartyexpo.com
The Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) was formally incorporated in 2005 as a 501(c)(6) trade organization to promote and build the celebration of Halloween in the United States. HCA represents businesses involved in the manufacture, importation or distribution of Halloween products including costumes, décor, novelty items and party supplies. HCA has grown to become the preeminent authority on Halloween and serves as a non-profit voice of the industry.
North America’s only event for all things Halloween, Party and Celebration will take place January 11-13 in Las Vegas, NV