WPPI Extends Stay at Mandalay Bay ’til 2020

WPPI Extends Stay at Mandalay Bay ’til 2020

Emerald Expositions Inks Three-Year Deal for All-Inclusive Venue

Courtesy of the Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas, NV—Emerald Expositions inked a deal with Mandalay Bay that will secure an all-inclusive and community-oriented home for the Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Conference & Expo through 2020. Emerald Expositions is the owner of the annual WPPI event.

The agreement ensures that WPPI attendees and exhibitors will have an environment conducive to learning, community gatherings and an array of social activities they can enjoy together for the next several years.

WPPI_2018-logo_orange“WPPI will continue to be the largest and most dynamic and inspiring event for photographers. Securing Mandalay Bay as its home for the next three years will be instrumental in continuing to build our close-knit community,” explained John McGeary, senior vice president at Emerald Expositions. “Mandalay Bay offers a full range of restaurants, entertainment choices and conference amenities. This will allow all attendees to experience WPPI as it was designed—as an all-inclusive community.”

Mike Gangel, WPPI’s show director, added: “We are so excited to have a long-term home for our WPPI community at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Our new home has everything we need to fulfill our 2018 mantra of ‘learn hard, play hard, recharge and connect!’  Comfortable conference space and a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs make this the perfect location for this incredible event.”


The WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo is a premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding, portrait photography and filmmaking.

Each year, more than 13,000 imaging professionals attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders. In addition they have the opportunity to build new relationships to help grow their business. They may also experiment with new products from major manufacturers to improve productivity.

The WPPI Conference & Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions. As the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, most of Emerald’s shows dating back several decades. They currently operate more than 50 trade shows. Moreover, these include 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country, as ranked by TSNN. They also offer numerous other events. wppionline.com