2021 Trade Show & Education Conference

PAA invites you to help spread the word about the 2021 Trade Show & Education Conference in Valley Forge! 

First Timer FAQs

What is the 2021 Trade Show & Education Conference?
The PAA Conference brings together top professionals and supplier partners eager to network and share ideas on how to stay competitive in today’s growing market. This is an in-person show featuring the latest products and services for industry and education sessions that you can’t miss! PAA will be acknowledging all members for being on the frontline during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.  The show is dedicated to all of you.  You are all Superheroes!

What should I wear?
We do not have a specific dress code, however the theme this year is Superheroes! Business casual attire is acceptable and widely practiced. Wear comfortable shoes. Face masks are required due to mandates in Montgomery County. PAA will follow all state and local guidelines, mandates, and suggestions as it pertains to masks.

What should I bring?
Laptop or iPad to take notes, or the old school method – with a notebook and pen. Business cards are a must. With all the networking opportunities, you can never have enough, so keep them with you at all times. For contactless exchange of information, you can send digital business cards, use QR codes or connect with someone through the conference app. Download the app here. FREE lunch is also provided on the trade show floor. 

How do I plan my schedule?
You can download the PAA Trade Show app where you can look up exhibitors, education sessions and other attendees. Create your own schedule based on the sessions that you’re most interested in and the companies you want to visit on the trade show floor.  If you’re not already on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn, get on and follow the conference hashtag at #PAATradeshow. This will give you an insider’s view of what is trending before, during, and even after the conference.

Are there helpful hints for scheduling sessions?
Plan your conference schedule before you arrive at Valley Forge. PAA will provide a schedule that can be downloaded as we get closer to the conference. Ask other colleagues that are going to help guide you through and introduce you to fellow attendees. Don't miss the special superhero presentation during the show. Take advantage of education sessions and show up early. Each education session is equal to [1] Continuing Education Credit. 

What should I do onsite? 
If you are a member of the PAA, there will be a cocktail reception the day before the show.  The cocktail reception will be held in ‘The Venue’ at Valley Forge Casino Resort from 6 – 8pm.  Meet the PAA Board and other members at the reception! More information will be sent out to you about this.

Is there room accommodation for PAA members with the hotel? 
If you are a member of the PAA, please email membership@paahq.com to get your special member discount rate that we have blocked out for members.