THEShow

 

SHOW INFORMATION

 

2019 The Show of the South Exhibitor Contract and Information

 

 

 

 

DATES:

 

Monday, February 11, 2019 – SPPA Sales Institute

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – THE Show of the South

 

SHOW & CONFERENCE LOCATION:

 

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)

East Exhibition Hall

2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. North

Birmingham, AL 35203

 

HOST HOTEL:

 

The Tutwiler / Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown

2021 Park Place

Birmingham, AL 35203

205-322-2100

 

The Tutwiler is offering a rate of $131 per night plus tax to attendees. Rooms must be booked by January 25, 2019 online or by calling 877-620-8002. The group code is SUN.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

  

 

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in the heart of Birmingham, The Tutwiler is only .3 miles (3 blocks) from the BJCC.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND:

 

SPPA Members – FREE

Members of any Regional Association – FREE

Distributors with a PPAI, UPIC, ASI or SAGE number – non-member rate*

Any Promotional Products Distributor with five invoices from promotional products suppliers – non-member rate*

 

No one under the age of 16 can attend this show.  No end-users allowed.

 

*Non-Member Rate: $25 per attendee for the show, $10 per attendee for each seminar

 

REGISTRATION:

 

 

The pre-registration deadline for distributors is Friday, February 8, 2019

Pre-registration can only be done online at www.sunbeltppa.org

 

After February 8th we will have name badges printed and you’ll need to register on-site at the show.

 

NAME BADGE PICKUP:

 

Name badges will not be mailed.  A name badge is required for all events, including the party.  You can pickup your name badge at the following times:

 

Monday, February 11th

10:00am – 6:00pm – Registration desk

 

Tuesday, February 12th

8:00am – 3:00pm – Registration desk

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

all events, except the party, will be at the BJCC

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – SPPA Sales Institute

 

10:00am                                     Registration Desk Opens

 

11:30am – 12:30pm               Membership Luncheon

Connect with industry professionals, meet the SPPA Board of Directors, and learn how to get involved in your association! During our membership luncheon you’ll learn how to take full advantage of our member benefits and hear about some of our new initiatives for 2019 – like our current task force that’s researching group insurance for our members.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LUNCH

 

1:00pm – 5:00pm                    Exhibitor Set Up

 

12:00pm – 4:45pm                  New Product Pavilion Open

Get a first look at the newest and hottest products for 2019.

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm                    SEMINAR: Hybrid Selling

Dale Denham will show you how even the smallest distributor can compete and succeed against big online companies by creating a strategy for hybrid selling.

 

2:00pm – 2:30pm                    Snack Break

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm                    SEMINAR: “Dream Team” Panel Discussion

This lively panel discussion teams up a group of suppliers and distributors who will share case studies about how they teamed up to land some of the biggest accounts of their careers.

 

3:45pm – 4:45pm                    SEMINAR: Technology Tips to be More Efficient

Buckle up for this fast-paced session from Dale Denham where he shares his top tech tips that will help you operate more efficiently. You’ll walk away with knowledge that will change your day-to-day life.

 

5:00pm – 7:00pm                    Welcome Reception

After the last session of our Sales Institute, head over to our Welcome Reception to visit with friends over cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and acoustical music. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and a great place to meet up your friends before heading out to dinner on your own with your fellow promo peeps  while exploring Uptown Birmingham. Visit uptownbham.com for a list of restaurants and things to do in the area.

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – SPPA Show of the South

 

8:00am – 10:00am                  Exhibitor Set Up

 

8:00am                                        Registration Desk Opens

 

9:30am – 3:00pm                    New Product Pavilion Open

 

9:30am – 11:00am                  Awards Brunch and “State of the Industry” Presentation

                                                       Sponsored by alphabroder and Prime Line

Can you think of a better way to start the day than with a bloody mary bar? We can’t! Join us for a pre-show brunch as we recognize our award-winning members from the past year followed by a “State of the Industry” update from Dale Denham, MAS+, the 2018 chairman of PPAI. Dale will share the biggest challenges facing the industry along with the latest research and trends that will help you stand out in the crowded marketplace.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BRUNCH

  

11:00am – 3:00pm                  Show Floor Open

 

11:00am – 3:00pm                  Concession Stand Open