Bellantone Connects With UMAPP, Member Companies In Minnesota
In March, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, traveled to Minnesota, where he joined the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) 2016 Fire & Ice Show, and visited the Eagan, Minnesota, headquarters of supplier Webb Company (UPIC: WEBBCO). Webb Company President Dan Webb led the tour, visiting all areas of the company across its two manufacturing and decorating locations.
PPAI Executive Vice President Bob McLean Joins AMPPRO’s Annual Trade Show In Mexico City
PPAI Executive Vice President Bob McLean traveled to Mexico City in March for Mexico’s promotional products event, La Expo de los Promocionales, hosted by the Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales de la Promoción, A.C. (AMPPRO). Running March 2-4, AMPPRO’s event was held at Mexico City’s World Trade Center.
Proforma Holds Inaugural Annual Planning Retreats, Energize Summits
Proforma (UPIC: PROFORMA) recently concluded its first Annual Planning Retreat, formerly known as Proforma’s Regional Meetings. The seven-city event—Las Vegas; Cleveland; Parsippany, New Jersey; Toronto; Dallas; Chicago and Tampa—in January and February connected Proforma owners with suppliers, and provided selling technique education and opportunities to network with industry experts.
PPAI Leaders Meet With Members In New York
Before they arrived in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for Expo East, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and the Association’s Board Chair Tom Goos, MAS, president of distributor Image Source, Inc., met with industry companies in New York. The visits were opportunities to touch base with members and learn more about their perspectives on business, the market and what’s in store for the industry.