Vendor Registration


We are happy to announce for our 25th year we celebrate our first year at Planet Hollywood! Join us in the heart of the strip at Planet Hollywood - just on the other side of Paris from Bally's (our former location).  When you stay at Planet Hollywood, the celebrity lifestyle is yours for the living, and fame lies around every corner. Whether you’re dancing to the hottest beats at Koi Lounge or finding the perfect outfit at Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood sets the bar for fun things to do in Vegas– all day, all night. Planet Hollywood transforms any Conference into a red carpet affair and makes every Attendee feel like a star.  

Our educational-based Conference is the only one of its kind, dedicated solely to Body Piercing, attracting more than 1000 participants every year. Nowhere else will you be able to talk with as many piercers at one event, nor meet with the leaders in the industry. Our attendees know that this is THE event to meet the best of our Industry’s vendors of jewelry, products, and industry related services. Piercers come prepared to purchase stock for their studios, try out new products, and meet the Vendors face to face.

We encourage those Vendors who may not be in the Piercing Industry, but whose product(s) are of interest to those in the Body Modification Industry to consider vending with us as well. Our speakers, attendees and vendors gather just this one time a year to share information, discuss innovations in the industry, and socialize at this week long event. Please come join us!

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (866) 919-7472

Planet Hollywood is our host hotel, and the APP reserves a block of rooms for attendees of the Conference. When making your reservation, request rates for The Association of Professional Piercers. By booking in the APP room block you are supporting our event. The APP is able to expand its budgets for Conference instructors, perks, and events when the room block is filled. Staying in the host hotel fosters a bigger sense of community at the event and keeps you close to your “home base” for the week!

$205 Friday / Saturday Nights
$115 Sunday - Thursday Nights
$89 Sunday - Thursday Nights
*Rates will be retroactive to anyone that has already booked!

APP attendees will be making reservations directly with Planet Hollywood Hotel.  Attendees may call Planet Hollywood on or before the cut-off date.  Individuals must identify themselves as part of the Association of Professional Piercers to receive the special Group rate.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit for the first night's guestroom and tax charge.  If reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, the first night's guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder's account.

Attendees will have to pay a mandatory daily  resort fee (at a reduced rate) and tax. 
Group rate is guaranteed until June 6, 2020.

Planet Hollywood Hotel allows individual cancellations without penalty up to seventy-two (72) hours prior to the attendee’s scheduled arrival date. Hotel shall charge the individual attendee one (1) night’s guaranteed guestroom rate plus tax for cancellation within seventy-two (72) hours of the scheduled arrival date or failure of the individual to check-in on the scheduled arrival date.  Any remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be cancelled
It is policy to require a credit card or debit card deposit for incidental charges. Current policy at PH is $50 a night, credit / debit card only.  Policy subject to change. Holds on this deposit amount can last 5-10 days post stay and vary bank to bank. 

Hotel accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club.

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM.  Any departures after 11:00 AM are subject to the full day charge.

Each guestroom must have at least one registered guest twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Or call* our Reservation Center at 866-317-1829 to secure a reservation on your group block!
*If calling tell them you are booking with the Association of Professional Piercers show or code: SMAPP0



Thanks to our current, previous, and future vendors for your overwhelming interest in our show!

The APP Expo Floor is now closed – because we filled up – sooner than we ever have before!

The APP is establishing a waitlist for vendors interested in vending.  Often times we have cancellations (and we are looking into a few options – but nothing is certain yet).  If you are interested in vending but were unable to register – please fill out this form

Vendors on the waitlist will be placed in order; and placed based on order and space available.

Please understand this is the first year this has happened and we too are surprised and working towards solutions as we speak… Thank you for your continued support.

Registration is available online only. If you need assistance in registering online please contact Us.

Please make sure you READ the materials about the Silent Auction, the Raffle, how Sponsorship works in 2020 -- before you register.  These materials will be available in the Fall of 2019



Booth Details
Expo booth spaces are 10’ x 10’. Each booth includes one 8ft table, and two chairs in your booth price. Each booth will be separated by sidewall drapes 3ft high, and backwall drape 8ft high. Basic Id signs are provided. Any additional furniture, cases, chairs, services, and accessories will need to be brought by the vendor or ordered from Exhibitor Services. Electrical, phone and/or data lines will be obtained through the host hotel or its service providers, information for these services however will be in the Exhibitor Services materials. 
Additional furniture – electrical – data/wifi are NOT included in the booth price.

Preferred* Vendor Registration will likely open December 15th
*Preferred Vendors are those who vended with us the previous year
All Vendor Registration Starts – January

Early Registration (before April 4th)
Initial booth $775.00; each additional booth $725.00

Late Registration (April 4th or after)
Initial booth $825.00, each additional booth $775.00

Prices above are without any booth discounts.  Booth discounts can be obtained a number of ways:

Contributing to the Raffle
Selecting Back of the Hall Booths
Being a new vendor

Special Rates exist for Non-Profit; or Educational Based Companies – please contact the APP

The APP recognizes that the first year vending can be financially challenging for new vendors. In 2020 APP will have 1/2 booths available at the back of the hall for vendors who are new to our show. These booths will be $350.00 each with raffle donation or $375.00 without; and increase by $50 after April 4th. These booths are available only to new vendors and will be limited in number. Vendors opting for this location can only rent a single 1/2 booth space. Booth spaces will be 5 x 10 with a table and chairs provided.
Select booths at the back of the hall will come with a 25% discount.  Vendors will have the ability during registration to select this option.  Vendors selecting this option are not limited in booth number (but may be limited by layout).

Take One Table - $100.00
Want to get your message to our Attendees but can’t attend the Conference this year? Consider putting materials out on our “Take-One” Table. Contact the APP Office for more information. Vendors who choose this option will need to pay for and arrange for their own shipping/receiving to the show site.

Registering Vendor Workers
Vendors can register their workers during their initial registration process or return to their registration later and add them. These individuals can also register themselves at a later date. Workers who also plan on taking classes should register as Attendees and select the Vendor Badge as an optional item (they should not be registered as Vendor Workers).  See more details under Badges section

If a Vendor cancels before April 17th the APP will refund 50% of the contracted space. After said date, the exhibitor forfeits the entire payment. This policy is FIRM. Please make sure you are able and willing to make the show prior to booking and committing to your booth(s).

VENDOR POLICIES: There have been a lot of updates - please review these prior to registration.