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Special Expo Events

Our Special Events provide you more ways to network with your peers, celebrate our industry, and be up to date with the latest APA news. More details about special events and registration will be available this fall for the 2025 International Personalization Expo.

Awards and Recognition Industry Education Foundation (ARIEF) Auction

Are you ready to have fun while giving back? The ARIEF Silent Auction provides you the opportunity to do both! Place your bid on industry equipment and products, electronics, sporting items, and more–all donated by APA members. 

These hot items are just waiting for you to make a bid and support ARIEF’s efforts. Visit the auction to support education, scholarship, and industry-specific research.


Welcome First-Time Attendees


Is this your first time at the International Personalization Expo or are you a new member?

Then welcome! Join us and learn tips and tricks from friendly industry veterans who will help you make the most of your time at the industry’s largest event. We'll answer questions, introduce you to exhibitors, and guide you to can't-miss events.


Party on the Show Floor: After-Hours Event

When the expo floor closes on Wednesday, the fun is far from over! Join us for the After-Hours Party with music, friends, drinks, and food.


Thanks, to our sponsor, JDS Industries!

Awards Celebration


Shine a spotlight on the industry’s best and brightest! This event honors those who have demonstrated immeasurable dedication to the industry and our association. Join us for a fun night as we celebrate the Gold Obelisk award recipients with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Make sure to order your tickets when you register.

Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting


All members are invited to join us for breakfast to recognize members who have worked hard to earn their Certified Recognition Specialist (CRS) and Certified Recognition Master (CRM) designations, install the newly elected Board of Directors, and share the latest association news.  




New Product Showcases

Plan time to window shop at the New Product Showcases. The showcases give you an up-close look at the latest innovations from top industry suppliers. 






Learning Lounge

Stop by our Learning Lounge for a unique educational opportunity located right on the trade show floor. You'll pick up tips and tricks as well as important industry knowledge during these 30 minute sessions.

Learning Lounge presentations take place during the trade show floor hours.

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