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In February 2021, when an in-person trade show was impossible, PPAI introduced PPAI Expo Direct-2-You. The four-day online experience delivered education and thought leadership, real-time networking opportunities and engaging product introductions directly to industry professionals’ homes and offices. And while the industry will be fresh from The PPAI Expo 2022, the Association is bringing Expo D2U back, February 22 & 23, for those who couldn’t make it to Las Vegas or who want more time to follow up with exhibitors after attending the show.

Exhibitors at Expo D2U will be eager and ready to do business with registered attendees at their virtual booths throughout the show. Expo’s online platform will feature live chats and video calls allowing exhibitors to connect with attendees and showcase their product introductions and show deals. Additionally, Expo D2U’s product pavilion and show floor booths will spur attendees’ creativity and help build business with new ideas, marketing strategies and innovations.

The education lineup at Expo D2U has been curated by industry experts to provide actionable insights relevant to today’s trends and operating reality. Its keynotes and subject matter-track sessions will feature both live content and dynamic presentations direct from The PPAI Expo 2022, allowing attendees to build an education agenda that fits their needs and schedules.

Expo D2U will also provide several opportunities for impactful networking and connections. Attendees can meet virtually with suppliers and fellow distributors through video chat and lounge features.

For more information and the latest details on The PPAI Expo Direct-2-You, visit


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.