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
The Tutwiler / Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown
2021 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
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.
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
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.
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.
11:00am – 3:00pm Show Floor Open
11:00am – 3:00pm Concession Stand Open