The SAGE Show Draws Distributors From Across The Region To Irving, Texas
The fourth annual SAGE Show and Education Day brought the promotional products industry to Irving, Texas’ Irving Convention Center August 31-September 1. The show featured networking opportunities, an extensive education lineup produced in collaboration with PPAI, and a show floor open to distributors and their clients.
Proforma Annual Convention Recognizes Sales Achievements, Inducts Fran Ford Into Hall Of Fame
Distributor Proforma brought more than 800 owners, sales representatives, supplier partners and support team members together recently for four days of education sessions, motivational events and celebrating their successes at its 29th Annual Proforma Convention & Family Reunion, held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
HPPA Hot Stuff Expo, SAGE Show Attendees Step Up For Louisiana Flood Relief
Industry members and companies stepped up in support of those affected by the flooding this summer in Louisiana. In August, attendees and exhibitors at the Houston Promotional Products Association’s Hot Stuff Expo in Houston, and The SAGE Show in Irving together donated two pallets worth of items for flood relief. PPAI business partner Group Transportation Services is working with HPPA, SAGE and the Association to transport the pallets to Tammy Cormier, owner of distributor Trinity Promotional in New Iberia, Louisiana, who acted as the point of contact for the product donations and oversaw their distribution.
PPAI’s Seth Barnett Joins PMANC For Discussion On Selling To Millennial Buyers
On August 16, PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett met with members of the Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) for a discussion on selling to the Millennial buyer. The event was held at the offices of distributor Lahlouh, Inc. (UPIC: IDEA0018) in Burlingame, California.
Pioneer Balloon Factory Opens Its Doors To PPAI Staff
PPAI staff members visited supplier Pioneer Balloon’s (UPIC: Pioneer) Dallas, Texas, manufacturing plant in August for a closer look at the process behind latex balloons. Mark Jenkins, MAS+, managing director, promotional products for the Wichita, Kansas-based supplier, and a former PPAI Board chair, led the tour and gave an overview of the facility’s operations.
PPAI Leadership, SAGE Join The PPAF Expo’s Education Programming
At the Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) 2016 PPAF Expo, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion during the PPAF Expo’s keynote session that explored trends and outlooks for the industry.