All Wireless & Prepaid Expo 2020
Fresh faces, venerable veterans and a whole lot of opportunity
Since 2008, All Wireless & Prepaid Expo (formerly The Prepaid Expo) has been the premier event for prepaid wireless and value added services. When it comes to prepaid wireless – from MVNO hosting partners and back end technology, to top up and retail distribution, no other event brings more prepaid providers together under one roof.
Last year marked our official launch into the all wireless space, and included The Repair Show and IoT World Expo on the show floor. AWPE 2019 attracted more players than ever from new industry sectors, including accessories, cable TV, Internet, repair, software and IoT integration. This diversity expanded opportunities for all participants, bringing in a 30% increase in both exhibitors and attendees.
“For some time the wireless industry was missing this very focused show for cellphone and accessories wholesalers, retailers and online distributors,” says Aaron Sidd, ERP Gold. “All Wireless & Prepaid Expo is growing, and becoming a new spot for the wireless industry to meet, greet and talk business.”
We are thrilled with the feedback we’ve received from AWPE 2019, and would like to thank all who participated in this event. With over 2,800 registered attendees within the prepaid & wireless space, we saw many new faces at the Expo, as well as the veterans, and we are planning for even more participants at this year’s show, August 25-26, 2020 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
Ideas and connections abound
Are you wondering how current mergers, closures and start ups will affect your wireless business? We thought so! That is why this year’s conference theme will focus on the many opportunities created by recent industry changes. Now is the time to reflect and recharge, and our numerous expert-led sessions and carefully designed workshops will help you do just that.
Based on the results of our 2019 survey, we will again be offering the VIP Retailer Program in 2020. This program provides qualified wireless retailers with free admission to the show and conference sessions, and creates opportunities for both retailers and exhibitors to easily identify potential partnerships, and collaborate right on the show floor.
Networking after hours
We are also implementing a few changes to better accommodate your requests. The floor will now open an hour earlier on Tuesday, August 25, changing the Exhibit Hall hours to 10am-5pm on that day. Immediately following the close of the Exhibit Hall, we have restructured the Welcome Party into a Cocktail Hour (5:00-6:30), with a fun, new Speakeasy theme. Exhibitors and attendees can stroll right into the Cocktail Hour (with the correct secret password, of course) after a busy day on the floor, and enjoy a cocktail and bite prior to your evening meetings and events.
Plan for success
If you are in the midst of 2020 event planning, make sure you plan to be at AWPE 2020! But don’t take our word for it. Alex Avery, Director of Marketing, VIDAPAY and an AWPE Platinum Sponsor, says it best: “All Wireless & Prepaid Expo has evolved into THE go-to show for the Prepaid Industry. There’s no other show that caters specifically to our audience the way AWPE does. This is our chance to connect with our partners, all under one roof. It’s always impressive to see how much we’re able to accomplish in a relatively short amount of time.”
Floor sales open to all exhibitors on January 30. Contact Lisa Brown at email@example.com or 866.203.2334 ext. 505 for information on all available options. If you would like to participate as a speaker or workshop organizer, contact Gene Retske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.203.2334 ext. 525. Attendee registration will open mid-February on www.theprepaidexpo.com.
Stay tuned for updates as they unfold…. Can’t wait to see you in August!