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2018 SPPA Fall Showcase

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting the

2018 Sunbelt Promotional Products Association Fall Showcase!

 

We look forward to seeing you next year!

 

 

Wednesday, September 5th – Birmingham, AL

Thursday, September 6th – Jackson, MS

Friday, September 7th – New Orleans, LA

 

 

Exhibitor Information

 

 

 

ALABAMA FALL SHOWCASE

this show is open to promotional products distributors and invited clients of SPPA distributor members

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

7:00-9:30am – Exhibitor Set-Up

9:00am-10:00am – Breakfast Seminar - free for distributors and their clients

9:30am-10:00am – Preview for SPPA Distributor Members Only (no end-buyers or non-members)

10:00am-2:00pm – Show Floor Open for Distributors and Clients

 

WHERE:

Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex

100 Ben Chapman Drive

Hoover, AL 35244

 

BREAKFAST SEMINAR:

Get In Touch!…with The Power of Promotional Products to Break Through Advertising Clutter

Presenter: Mark Farrar, Executive Director for SPPA

 

FREE for distributors and their clients!

 

Join the conversation with Mark Farrar from the Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA) about the effectiveness of promotional products as an advertising medium before the SPPA Fall Showcase. SPPA is committed to raising awareness about the power of promo and encourages marketers to Get In Touch! with their consumers by including promotional products in marketing campaigns and strategies.

 

Resonating with today's consumers, marketers and media buyers demand engagement on a variety of levels via multiple channels. While new strategies and tactics continue to emerge, promotional products continue to withstand the test of time as the preferred media to break through the clutter.

 

Promotional marketing serves an integral role in the overall marketing communications plan as both a cost effective and results-based way to create a tangible and lasting impression in the hearts, minds and hands of recipients - which, ultimately, boosts awareness, brand loyalty, sales and profits.

 

 

This session reveal research, trends and case studies that not only demonstrate how advertisers and marketers can look to promotional products to deliver the highest rate of reach, recall and return on investment in the advertising industry, but it will also highlight the vital role promotional consultants play in the commitment to grow and protect their customers’ brands.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND:

This show is open to qualified distributors and their clients.  Distributors who are not members of SPPA can attend for a $50 per person guest fee, but cannot bring clients. Distributors who are not members of SPPA must be able to provide one of the following – PPAI number, ASI number, SAGE number, UPIC, or five invoices from promotional products suppliers. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting these qualifications, please call our office at 205-588-8004.

 

No one under the age of 16 can attend this show.

 

COST: 

SPPA Distributor members can attend the show for free and can invite clients.

Small Distributor members can invite one client for free and pay $10 for additional clients to attend.

Medium Distributor members can invite two clients for free and pay $10 for additional clients to attend.

Large Distributor members can invite three clients for free and pay $10 for additional clients to attend.

Non-Member Distributors can attend the show for $50 per person but cannot bring clients.

 

 

REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018 for distributors.

After August 31, you must register on-site at the show.

 

Register here for the Alabama Fall Showcase only

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

 

HELPFUL DOWNLOADS:

End Buyer Show Fact Sheet & Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions to Register Distributors and Their Clients for the Show

Helpful Hints for Participating in an End Buyer Show

SPPA Code of Conduct for Tradeshows

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

These hotels are located within a five mile radius of the Hoover Met

Residence Inn Hoover (2.6 miles) 205-733-1655

Microtel Inn & Suites Hoover (3.37 miles) 205-444-3033

Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover (3.6 miles) 205-988-8444

Holiday Inn – Hoover (3.41 miles) 205-682-2901

Hampton Inn & Suites Hoover – Galleria (3.74 miles) 205-380-3300

Embassy Suites Birmingham/Hoover (3.38 miles) 205-985-9994

Courtyard by Marriott Hoover (4.5 miles) 205-988-5000

Hyatt Regency, The Wynfrey Hotel (4.74 miles) 205-705-1234

 

**we do not have a room block at any of these hotels**

 

PARKING:

Plenty of free parking is available.

 

NAME BADGE PICKUP:

Name badges will not be mailed and can only be picked up on site.

 

 

MISSISSIPPI FALL SHOWCASE

any promotional products distributor can attend this show and seminars (no end-buyers)

 

WHEN:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

7:00-9:30am – Exhibitor Set-Up

9:00am-10:00am – Breakfast Seminar - free for all attendees

10:00am-2:00pm – Show Floor Open

 

WHERE:

Clyde Muse Center

515 Country Pl Pkwy

Pearl, MS  39208

 

BREAKFAST SEMINAR:

Get in Touch! Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand

Presenter: Kim Todora, Communications & Branding Strategist for PPAI

 

FREE for all show attendees!

 

Content is the new currency that drives brand engagement in a world of empowered buyers. It is about sharing information, rather than pitching products. Great content supports your efforts to reach and engage buyers at every stage in the buying process--whether that content is a helpful how-to video, a sleek infographic, or a well-crafted case study. Learn how to Get in Touch! by building an effective brand content marketing strategy.

 

 

This workshop will focus on how to create and leverage the many forms of content to promote your business, retain customers, influence word of mouth, close the decision gap on prospects and leverage content as a brand differentiator. Learn to deliver great content in the right forms and places and in a way that is specifically mapped to your audience's information needs and buying stages. Studies indicate that companies that provide valuable content can generate more leads with higher ROI. Through this workshop, promotional professionals will learn how to create remarkable content that gets noticed and produces business results.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND:

This show is free of charge to all promotional products distributors.  You will need a business card with your name and company name when you check in at registration. Distributors who are not members of SPPA must be able to provide one of the following – PPAI number, ASI number, SAGE number, UPIC, or five invoices from promotional products suppliers. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting these qualifications, please call our office at 205-588-8004.

 

No one under the age of 16 can attend this show.

 

REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018 for distributors.

After August 31, you must register on-site at the show.

 

Register here for the Mississippi Fall Showcase only:

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Closest to the show:

Sleep Inn & Suites Airport (601-896-9638)

Quality Inn & Suites Jackson Airport (601-932-4025)

 

Other options:

Courtyard by Marriott Jackson Airport/Pearl (601-914-4888)

Hampton Inn Jackson/Pearl International Airport (601-932-7676)

Holiday Inn Hotel Trustmark Park (601-939-5238) is about 5-10 minutes away and is a full service hotel

 

**we do not have a room block at any of these hotels**

 

PARKING:

Plenty of free parking is available.

 

NAME BADGE PICKUP:

Name badges will not be mailed and can only be picked up on site.

 

 

LOUISIANA FALL SHOWCASE

any promotional products distributor can attend this show and seminars (no end-buyers)

 

WHEN:

Friday, September 7, 2018

 

7:00-9:30am – Exhibitor Set-Up

9:00am-10:00am – Breakfast Seminar - free for all attendees

10:00am-2:00pm – Show Floor Open

 

WHERE:

Copeland Tower Suites & Conference Center

2601 Severn Avenue

Metairie, LA 70002

 

BREAKFAST SEMINAR:

Get in Touch! Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand

Presenter: Kim Todora, Communications & Branding Strategist for PPAI

 

FREE for all show attendees!

 

Content is the new currency that drives brand engagement in a world of empowered buyers. It is about sharing information, rather than pitching products. Great content supports your efforts to reach and engage buyers at every stage in the buying process--whether that content is a helpful how-to video, a sleek infographic, or a well-crafted case study. Learn how to Get in Touch! by building an effective brand content marketing strategy.

 

This workshop will focus on how to create and leverage the many forms of content to promote your business, retain customers, influence word of mouth, close the decision gap on prospects and leverage content as a brand differentiator. Learn to deliver great content in the right forms and places and in a way that is specifically mapped to your audience's information needs and buying stages. Studies indicate that companies that provide valuable content can generate more leads with higher ROI. Through this workshop, promotional professionals will learn how to create remarkable content that gets noticed and produces business results.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND:

This show is free of charge to all promotional products distributors.  You will need a business card with your name and company name when you check in at registration. Distributors who are not members of SPPA must be able to provide one of the following – PPAI number, ASI number, SAGE number, UPIC, or five invoices from promotional products suppliers. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting these qualifications, please call our office at 205-588-8004.

 

No one under the age of 16 can attend this show.

 

REGISTRATION:

Pre-registration deadline is August 31, 2018 for distributors.

After August 31, you must register on-site at the show.

 

Register here for the Louisiana Fall Showcase only:

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

PLEASE REGISTER ON-SITE

  

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Copeland Tower Suites & Conference Center

Comfort Inn & Suites Metairie

2601 Severn Avenue

Metairie, LA 70002

 

Copeland Tower Suites, $125 per night

Standard Room, $95 per night 

You can also call 1-800-277-7575 and reference SPPA Tradeshow to make your reservation.

 

PARKING:

Plenty of free parking is available.

 

NAME BADGE PICKUP:

Name badges will not be mailed and can only be picked up on site. 

 

 

 

 

Suppliers Current Signed Up Include:

 

 

AAkron

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Albritton Sales

(AL, MS, LA)

 

alphabroder 
(AL, MS, LA)

 

American Ad Bag

(AL, MS, LA)

 

American Calendar

(AL, MS, LA)

 

APPI

(AL, MS, LA)

 

BIC Graphic

(MS)

 

Champro Sports

(LA) 

 

Charles River Apparel

(AL)

 

Chocolate Inn

(AL, MS)

 

Coloring Book Solutions

(AL, MS, LA)

 

CPS/ Keystone

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Cutter & Buck

(AL)

 

Delta Apparel

(AL)

 

DixieLand Emblematics

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Edwards Garment

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Evans

(AL, MS)

 

Flanagan and Associates

(AL)

 

Global Services, Inc

(AL)

 

Hit Promotional Products

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Howard Miller

(AL, MS)

IMAGEN Brands

(AL, MS, LA)

 

In Stepp Marketing

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Inkworks

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Leed's/Bullet/JournalBooks/Trimark

(AL)

 

Lonestar Incentives

(LA)

 

MAC Marketing

(AL)

 

McDonald Terry Group 
(AL, MS)

 

Midsouth Marketing Group

(MS, LA)

 

Oh, Sugar!

(AL)

 

Pearson Marketing, Inc

(AL)

 

Perry Ellis International / Callaway

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Reisack Sales & Marketing

 

(LA)

 

S² Marketing

(AL)

 

SanMar

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Showdown Display

(AL)

 

Southeast Marketing

(AL)

 

Starline USA

(AL, MS, LA)

 

SunGraphix

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Tekweld 
(AL, MS, LA)

 

The Magnet Goup

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Vantage Apparel

(AL, MS)

 

Victorinox Swiss Army

(AL, MS, LA)

 

Xtra Blanks Apparel

(AL)