PROMOTIONS EAST, the industry’s premier East Coast event, opened last month at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Over three days, the event offered attendees 18 education sessions, numerous networking opportunities and a tradeshow floor featuring more than 500 companies in 650 booths.
A human billboard on the PROMOTIONS EAST show floor advertises next year’s transition to Expo East.
Runners leave the line at the Howard Alan Blum 5K for 5K Run/Walk. The 5K raised funds to benefit the SAAGNY Foundation, which sponsors a camping experience for children with cancer.
Thirty high school marketing students and two teachers from Seneca High School visited PROMOTIONS EAST as part of an initiative sponsored by Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) to educate students on the industry. They were given an industry overview by PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, toured the show floor, and attended the fashion show and luncheon.
Jarod Thorndike and Bille Walchek, of SAGE, at the welcome party their company hosted at DUSK Nightclub in Caesars.
Dana Geiger, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Promotional Products Association, and Mike Schenker, MAS, regional sales manager at Dard Products, Inc. (UPIC: TagMastr), at the SAGE-sponsored welcome party held at Caesars’ DUSK Nightclub.