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HAuNTcon partnering with regional haunt groups

HAuNTcon, the trade show and conference for haunted attractions, escape rooms, agritainment and more, has announced a program for regional haunt groups. The new initiative is specifically designed to provide members around the country with expanded benefits and year-round networking opportunities. HAuNTcon will take place Jan. 25-27 in New Orleans. The association program is designed to provide regional groups the opportunity to expand their member benefits by offering unique cost-effective packages for members to attend…  » 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

Featured Product Showcase, Artist Battleground winners crowed at Halloween & Party Expo

A collection of exhibitors put their products out front at the recent Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans in the way of the Feature Product Showcase program, and attendees voted on their favorite. After the votes were tallied, Pumpkin Pulp emerged as the winner. The original mask and haunt prop distributor is based in Muncie, Indiana. Owner Brian Blair has been growing the company since starting it in 2006. In second place was show…  » Read more

Photo galleries: Halloween & Party Expo 2018

DAY 1 — Friday, Jan. 12 DAY 2 — Saturday, Jan. 13 DAY 3 — Sunday, Jan. 14

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 offering expanded exhibitor list, including makeup sector

As the Halloween season wraps up, planning for the Halloween & Party Expo has kicked into high-gear. The event, known for being the most comprehensive resource in North America for Halloween & Party, is pleased to announce strong exhibitor support for the 2018 show, being held Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year’s show floor will be host to new and expanded product categories as well as introduce…  » 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 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 Line: Face time

Like the majority of people out there, public speaking isn’t near the top of the list of things I look forward to doing. Don’t get me wrong, I have gotten more comfortable with it over the years, although it does still come with a little bit of anxiety. So I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout and the reception from a short presentation I gave during the Halloween & Party Expo in January. Thanks to…  » 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 featured by New Orleans Times-Picayune

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. While at the 2017 Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, which took place Jan. 14-17, Halloween Industry Association executive director Michele Biordi told that costume distributors have to take their “best guess as to what they think are going to be the hot movies this coming spring, the…  » Read more

Party Line: Onward to Halloween 2017

If it feels like you just got your leftover Halloween merchandise stored away in the stock room, it’s because you did barely two months ago. That means one thing — it’s time to start thinking about next Halloween. Yes, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year — Andy Williams sang about the wrong holiday, at least for those of us in this business. It’s never too early for planning and strategizing for October, which is…  » 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

HPE to Offer Variety of Educational Sessions

The Halloween and Party Expo (HPE), which will run Feb. 6-9 in New Orleans, will showcase nine hours worth of educational sessions over the course of the event to address issues that keep retailers awake at night.   Speakers at the Expo have spent decades working with small businesses, appeared as guests on numerous cable news channels, published write-ups in several prominent publications and penned informative books on marketing and business topics.   Technology for…  » Read more