The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) held its annual Hot Stuff Expo on August 22 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. The event featured more than 250 exhibitors from around the country, and drew more than 688 distributors/sales staff interested in the latest products. The show’s attendance represents the third-highest attendance in HPPA’s history.
The Hot Stuff Expo kicked off with a Members Only Breakfast and education session on “The Five Secrets of a Phenomenal Business.” Howard Partridge, president of Phenomenal Products, Inc. and best-selling author of 7 Secrets of a Phenomenal L.I.F.E., addressed how to stop being a slave to your business by transforming it into a predictable, profitable turnkey operation.
Exhibitor Doug Wilcoxson, Bomark Sportswear (UPIC: BOMA8480), says: “This was our first experience with the Hot Stuff Show, and I was extremely pleased with all aspects, from the ease of unloading to the show traffic. We’ll be back.”
Bob Hargarther of Business Spirit, Inc. (UPIC: BS1037) and and HPPA distributor member, described the show as a “first class, enthusiastic, smooth show that was enjoyed by vendors and attendees alike.”