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Industry Calendar

 

Want to know what's going on in the Promotional Products Industry? You can use the PPAI Industry Calendar to track upcoming promotional products industry trade shows and events. 

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New Orleans Virtual Promo Lunch

4 days left!

Thursday, April 9, 2020  | 11:00am-Noon (central)

 

Grab some lunch and pull up a chair to your computer for our New Orleans Promo Lunch. We’ve invited the suppliers and multi-line reps who typically join us for this event to be a part of a special online Promo Lunch. They’ll be sharing information on how their companies and factories are dealing with the current pandemic, suggestions of products that would be relevant right now, examples of how they’re seeing distributors find some success during this time, and their take on what will be in demand when we come out of this.

 

There’s no charge for distributors to attend, but space is limited.

 

Participating Suppliers and Reps:

Jason Beeker, Hit Promotional Products

Vince Deissroth, APPI

Mack Gaskins, Corporate Identity & Apparel & Swag

Steve May, Reisack Sales & Marketing

Jim Maddox, The Maddox Company

Amy Norwood, SanMar

 

Michelle Sherwin, Vantage Apparel

 

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: When the Pendulum Swings Back, Will You Be Ready?

4 days left!

We need to stop chasing what we can’t control and focus on what we CAN control!  How will business be different in eight to ten weeks? What will change, how will we adapt?  Will your business be ahead of the curve? As we all know, we will get beyond this, but will YOU be prepared.  What lessons can be learned from this and how will you change your mindset for the coming changes?

 

This 45 minute educational session will get you prepared for the next positive phase of “What’s Next!”

 

1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

 

About the Speaker:

 

Cliff Quicksell Jr., MAS+, MASI has been involved in the promotional products and sportswear industries for the past thirty-six years. For more than 30+ years he has been speaking, training and consulting internationally to associations and national business groups on more effective ways to market themselves and their products and services. Cliff has been recognized by PPAI & PSDA for creativity, received PPAI’s Ambassador Speaker Service Award and been named one of the top six industry speakers and trainers. He’s also been recognized by Counselor Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Promotional Products Industry. Currently Cliff is President and CEO, Cliff Quicksell & Associates, and is VP of Affiliate Marketing at Industry Top 10 Distributor, iPROMOTEu.

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WEBINAR: Work at Home Technology

11 days left!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)

 

In the blink of an eye our world has changed. With over 80 million people moved to working from home in just one week, the landscape of how we conduct business is ever changing. Working remotely has its benefits and drawbacks. Learn how to navigate the new normal by using key platforms and technology. Jenny will use her years of experience working and hosting virtual training to help you excel at home. She will show you programs like Asana, Slack, Zoom, Facebook Groups, 15Five, Google Sheets, and more. Jenny will also share best practices when working with video conferencing and ways to stay connected with your clients.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become aware of key online platforms that help you manage working from home.

  • Learn how to stay connected to your teammates and customers.

  • Hear best practices on how to engage people while on a video conference call.

 

1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Number with your survey.

 

About the Speaker:

 

Jenny Taylor is a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, a facilitation method that maximizes the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of every person on the team. Jenny is the President of Journey Creatively, LLC, a consulting agency providing leadership development training, team facilitation, company strategic planning. She has served as the Executive Director for PPAF for over 2 years and through her leadership their profitability increased 25%. She also serves as the Executive Director for The Partnering Group, a national buying group in the promotional products industry. She has worked in association management for 12 years and before that worked for non-profit organizations.  Her passion is helping individuals and organizations become better in leadership, sustainability, team dynamics and more. She earned her B.A. from Anderson University and her M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and was certified as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator in March of 2017.

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WEBINAR: When It Rains Lemons

18 days left!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)

 

The current world COVID-19 pandemic and the rippling effect throughout our economy seems to bring bad news followed by more bad news. It’s not like life is handing us lemons, it’s like it’s raining lemons and where the heck is the lemonade?  We each have our stories, in this presentation, Paul will share lessons he learned when circumstances seemed to crash every aspect of his life — personal, professional, financial, emotional, spiritual and mental.

Learn coping skills and strategies to learn how to accept new realities, let go of anger and find constructive attitudes that allow you to find peace and success.

 

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How to Love What Is

  • To Let Go of Negativity

  • To Find Your Way to Peace & Success

 

1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

 

About the Speaker:

 

Paul is the executive director of MiPPA, an industry speaker, writer, consultant and coach. He has been inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and the MiPPA Hall of Fame. He served as the chairman of the board of PPAI in 2007, founded a sales promotion agency, was a multimillion dollar sales person serving some of America’s best known brands.  He loves adventure travel, has summited Mt Kilimanjaro, climbed Mt Ararat, walked the length of the state of Michigan from Indiana to Canada and is in a constant search for his next adventure.

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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Where Do We Go From Here?

25 days left!

The world has changed. . . again.  With every change comes opportunity and challenges and it is up to each of us to understand the talents we possess and the new reality in front of us and how we can support our clients to help them achieve their goals.  This talk will be about creativity, conversation and connection. My goal is to spend as much time answering your questions as anything else, I want this to be engaging and leave people with ideas of how to move forward successfully.

 

Attendees will learn:

  • How to move from being a commodity to a conversation enabler

  • How to build trust

  • How to help your clients succeed

  • How to communicate effectively during this crisis for long term benefit

 

1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

 

About the Speaker:

 

Ben Baker is an international speaker and an author, contributing both to magazines and other people’s books over the last number of years. His book “Powerful Personal Brands: a hands-on guide to understanding yours” was released August 1, 2018. You can download a free chapter at www.PowerfulPersonalBrands.com.  He believes in giving back to his community and is a dedicated volunteer. Whether it is for his congregation, festivals in the area where he lives, or through mentoring youth at the University level, he believes that he may not be able to change the world, but can influence his corner of it. In short. . . he helps brands tell engaging stories that compel their customers to take action. STOP being a commodity! INSTEAD, be a brand worth loving!

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Mobile Promo Lunch + Micro Tradeshow

46 days left!

May 20, 2020

 

Rescheduled for May 20, 2020

PROMO + LUNCH + TRADESHOW

 

Spend your lunch break meeting with local reps, learning about new and hot products, and gaining valuable sales tips from from some of our industry's top professionals.

It may be the smallest tradeshow you attend this year, but we promise it will pack a mighty punch! You won't be rushed - you can enjoy a delicious lunch and spend plenty of quality one-on-one time with your favorite reps.


Location:

 

Athelstan Club
170 St. Francis Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

53 days left!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Charity Gipson, Peerless Umbrella

 

More information coming soon!

DSA Golf Tournament

79 days left!

June 22, 2020

 

More information coming soon!

Brewing Up Business - Birmingham

81 days left!

June 24, 2020

 

Rescheduled 6/24/2020

 

PROMO + LUNCH + TRADESHOW

 

Spend your evening with local reps, learning about new and hot products, and gaining valuable sales tips from from some of our industry's top professionals.

It may be the smallest tradeshow you attend this year, but we promise it will pack a mighty punch! You won't be rushed - you can enjoy a delicious lunch and spend plenty of quality one-on-one time with your favorite reps.


Location: 

 

Avondale Brewing Co.
291 41 St S.
Birmingham, AL 35222

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

82 days left!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Gloria Lafont, Action Marketing Co.

 

More information coming soon!

Brewing Up Business - Baton Rouge

102 days left!

July 15, 2020

 

More information coming soon!

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

116 days left!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Kirby Hasseman, Hasseman Marketing

 

More information coming soon!

Sips & Swag

123 days left!

Montgomery, AL

 

August 5, 2020

 

More information coming soon!

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: The 25 Month Decade - Overcoming Adversity to Maximize Growth

143 days left!

Wednesday, August 25, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Bill Petrie, PromoCorner

 

More information coming soon!

2020 SPPA FALL SHOWCASE

160 days left!


September 9, 2020 - Alabama Fall Showcase (Birmingham, AL)

September 10, 2020 - Mississippi Fall Showcase (Jackson, MS)

September 11, 2020 - Louisiana Fall Showcase (New Orleans, LA)

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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: Opportunities in Premiums, Incentives and Name Brand Products

179 days left!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Bruce Bolger, Enterprise Engagement Alliance

 

More information coming soon!

2020 SPPA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

201 days left!


October 22, 2020


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WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

207 days left!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Brett Garan, Edwards Garment

 

More information coming soon!

WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

228 days left!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Bobby Lehew, commonsku

 

More information coming soon!

WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: Podcasting to Generate Sales Leads

256 days left!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020  | 11:30 am -12:30 pm (central)

 

Speaker: Roger Burnett, Social Good Promotions

 

More information coming soon!

SPPA - SAGE Affiliate

SPPA ia a SAGE Affiliate

As a SAGE Affiliate, members of SPPA are entitled to discounts on a varity of SAGE services, including:

  • SAGE Online
  • SAGE WebExpress Pro
  • SAGE PromoSearch
  • SAGE Company Store

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