Entries tagged with: Halloween Party Expo

Industry leaders talk trends after costumes dominate floor at Halloween & Party Expo

(click image for more photos) By Zeke Jennings | Managing Editor The 2018 Halloween & Party Expo was definitely heavy on the Halloween, showcasing costumes everywhere you turned. As soon as stepping inside the convention hall in New Orleans, displays featuring the latest offerings from the likes of Rubie’s Costume Co., California Costume Collections, Costumes USA and Dreamgirl were front and center. What’s going to be big for Halloween 2018? Let’s see what the experts…  » Read more

MSNBC airs feature on Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon

The Halloween & Party Expo and its new partnering convention, HAuNTcon, drew the attention of MSNBC this year. The cable news network highlighted the conventions in a feature on MSNBC Your Business, which debuted on Sunday, Feb. 11. The conventions took place in mid January in New Orleans. MSNBC’s segment included interviews with Urban Expositions CEO Greg Topalian and HAuNTcon founder Leonard Pickel. Urban Expositions purchased HAuNTcon in 2017. Check out the full video segment…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo sees increase in buying activity in 2018

As Halloween & Party Expo closes its doors on the 2018 event, the feedback from both buyers and sellers has indicated an increase in buying activity across the show. The event was held Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

This year’s event brought together the global industry for four-days for buying, selling, networking and celebration. The event reports that an impressive 30% of show attendance was comprised of new buyers.…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon just days away

With more than 350 exhibitors, a new hosted buyer appointment program, daily retail panels and afternoon roundtables, live fashion shows and the industry costume ball, Halloween & Party Expo 2018 is providing Halloween & Party Professionals access to the products, ideas and connections that will set their business apart in the coming year. The event will open to the trade next week in New Orleans, Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The…  » Read more

Makeup competition coming to Halloween & Party Expo

Halloween & Party Expo attendees will get a first-hand look how the makeup pros do it, all while under pressure of competition and time. HPE is adding an “Artist Battleground” makeup competition in 2018 that will feature some of the biggest companies in the business. The contest will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 13, and last four hours. The winner will be announced at 4 p.m. See all the details below. WHAT: Artist Battleground: Where…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon announce education seminar topics

An all-new and redesigned retailer education program has been announced by the Halloween & Party Expo for the 2018 event (Jan. 12-15, 2018 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans). This marks the third consecutive year they have partnered with Retail Minded to present cutting edge education for independent retailers.  In the new format, attendees can learn from retailer panel discussions and retail roundtables led by Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle — with each experience designed…  » Read more

Large majority of Halloween & Party Expo buyers intend to purchase costumes, make-up, props

Reserve your space today for the 2018 Halloween & Party Expo, Jan. 12-15, in New Orleans. This is your opportunity to launch new products and meet face-to-face with an expansive market of retailers and business owners who attend to do business. In fact, more than 75% of attendees say they attend the show specifically to place orders with new or current vendors. There is no other show that is so focused on the needs and interests…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo managing company acquired by Blackstone

Clarion Events, the UK-based parent company of Urban Expositions, has been acquired by private equity firm Blackstone.  The sale is reportedly for 600 million UK pounds, which is equivalent to approximately $780 million dollars. The news comes just weeks after Blackstone brought International Market Centers, which has show facilities in High Point and Las Vegas.   Clarion purchased Urban Expositions, which manages the Halloween & Party Expo, in September 2015. Blackstone is headquartered in New York City.  …  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon will co-locate in 2018

Urban Expositions announced today the acquisition of HAuNTcon, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, a B2B exposition for the Haunted House Industry.  The industry leading event, will complement Urban’s specialty portfolio which includes Halloween & Party Expo reinforcing the market position for the Halloween, Party and Celebration Industries. HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo will co-locate beginning with the 2018 event, Jan. 12-15, in New Orleans, offering buyers an unrivaled one-stop access to the…  » Read more

Recapping the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo

Vendors, buyers cite mermaids, emojis and Star Wars among influencers for ‘17 (Click on the image for more photos from HPE) Costume manufacturers and distributors typically have a pretty good bead on the pulse of Halloween enthusiasts. However, predicting the future is never an exact science. The top party, costume and balloon vendors in the business gathered at the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, which took place Jan. 14-17. Halloween Industry Association…  » Read more

Party industry’s top companies gather in New Orleans for Halloween & Party Expo

As Halloween & Party Expo came to a close, the feedback from New Orleans showcased strong buying activity for the upcoming year, both from domestic and international buyers. This year’s event was held Jan. 14-17, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  With over 350 exhibitors on the floor debuting new lines for year-round costuming, party and celebration, Halloween and Party Expo buyers fulfilled their buying goals, discovered new trends, and found new merchandise to…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo exhibitor list tops 350, including five newcomers

As the Halloween season kicks into high gear, the Halloween & Party Expo has announced some returning exhibitors, as well as some news ones, for the 2017 show, set for Jan. 14-17, 2017, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The event, known for being the most comprehensive event in Halloween & Party, continues to raise the bar with the selection of product and services for Halloween, Haunt and Party industries. The 2017 event,…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo announces partnership with ScareLA

Halloween & Party Expo has announced a new collaborative relationship with ScareLA — the comprehensive consumer event for Halloween — to begin in 2017. The two events will share industry insight and join forces on content development for their respective shows, in order to enhance customer experience, enable growth and innovation, and deliver even better value across the industry as leaders in Halloween B2B and B2C events, respectively. “We are excited to work more closely…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo announces Progressive Party Europe magazine as international media partner

Urban Expositions and the Halloween Industry Association, organizers of Halloween & Party Expo (the largest show for the Halloween, party and costumes industries), has appointed Progressive Party Europe magazine as its International Media Partner for the 2017 show and beyond. “Progressive Party Europe has been a strong media partner for a number of years now, supporting Halloween & Party Expo,” said Liz Irving, marketing director. “They have been responsible for a large uplift in international…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Buyer Registration and Hotels Now Open

All the pieces are coming together for the Halloween & Party Expo (HPE) in Houston, Texas, Jan. 25-28. Eighty percent of previous exhibitors have already reserved their booth space, and now buyers of all things party-, costume-, fantasy- and Halloween-related can register for the 2014 show by visiting and clicking the “Register” button in the top right corner of their screen. The Hotels page of the Halloween & Party Expo website includes a variety…  » Read more