Are you a fan of Shark Tank and The Voice? PPAI is putting a promo twist on those popular TV shows with a new event at The PPAI Expo 2023 called The Pitch, where seven supplier participants will try to win over a respected panel of industry judges.

“The Pitch is a new, interactive and live experience highlighting a unique group of suppliers presenting their newest, most innovative products – which they predict to be 2023 best-sellers –  to both a highly respected group of distributor judges and to the entire audience,” says PPAI senior vice president Alan Peterson. “As a new event at The PPAI Expo and experience in the industry, it is a can’t-miss opening Tuesday morning for distributors to view product in what should be an event that will showcase the industry in a never-before-seen way.”

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Registered attendees of The PPAI Expo can attend The Pitch on Tuesday, January 10 at

8:30 a.m. inside Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s Ballroom J. The audience will have a chance to vote for an audience winner in addition to the judges’ winner.

The seven presenters, representing both newer and established suppliers, will have up to three minutes to make their pitch. The four judges are Amanda Clay, vice president of sales at Walker-Clay; Danny Rosin, president and co-owner of Brand Fuel; Memo Kahan, president of PromoShop; and John Vo, MAS, owner of WHOOPLA.

“The Pitch is an imaginative way to reward Expo attendees with live, and likely honest and hilarious, reactions to new products our industry has to offer,” Rosin says. “There is no doubt in my mind that attendees will leave the event feeling inspired, as well as with big smiles.”

There’s still time to register for the PPAI Expo, scheduled for January 9-12 in Las Vegas.