Halloween & Party Expo and Party Club of America (PCA) have forged a partnership and co-location agreement under whose terms PCA will, beginning in 2017, hold its annual event in conjunction with the Halloween & Party Expo. The move was made in an effort to further align players in the Halloween industry and provide a singular platform for retailers and suppliers alike.
Party Club of America is the largest buying group in the party industry, representing more than 300 retail outlets (including bricks-and-mortar, pop-up, and e-commerce shops) and cultivating a growing preferred supplier program. “As the industry changes and evolves, it’s important for us to align with strong partners who share the same goals: to help our members flourish,” said Andy Richman, PCA’s executive director.
Marc Beige, chairman, Halloween Industry Association, concurred. “Our members are delighted that PCA will be co-locating with Halloween & Party Expo,” he said. “We look forward to working alongside PCA and welcoming its members to the event.”
Halloween & Party Expo will take place from January 14 through January 17, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For complete event details, visit halloweenpartyexpo.com. Party Club of America will hold its member conference and tabletop trade show at the convention center as well, along with a member/vendor party at an off-site venue (complete details will be announced shortly). For more information on how to participate in the PCA events, contact Andy Richman at (800) 324-7474, or email him at