PPPC National Convention Draws More Than 1,300 Buyers
The Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC) welcomed the industry to Toronto, Ontario’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre in January for the 2016 PPPC National Convention. Running January 25-29, the 60th annual convention drew more than 3,000 attendees for professional development and networking opportunities, and to meet with nearly 200 industry companies in 370 booths on the trade-show floor. The national convention’s professional development schedule extended throughout the week, and featured speakers from the U.S. and Canada to explore the industry’s best practices and new ideas. (Photos courtesy of The Image Commission.)
A Women’s View Inaugural Networking Reception Makes An Impact
A Woman’s View, an initiative from distributor group iPROMOTEu to support the needs of women in the promotional products industry, held its first networking reception at The PPAI Expo 2016. With a chic cocktail party theme complete with wine, hors d’oeuvres and gifts from A Women’s View sponsors, the reception featured a performance from a Tina Turner impersonator and a speech by the first female executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip, Susan Wolfla. Visit www.awomansviewprogram.com for more information about the initiative.
PPAI’s Tim Brown, MAS, Joins The GAPPP University And Expo To Speak About Product Safety
PPAI Product Responsibility Manager Tim Brown, MAS, joined the Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP) in February for its GAPPP University and Expo event in Atlanta, Georgia. Brown spoke to a packed crowd on product safety awareness and the compliance challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
CPPA Celebrates Industry Accomplishments At Ninth Annual Peake Awards
The Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) named 14 winners of the regional association’s 2016 Peake Awards at an event in Baltimore, Maryland’s M&T Bank Stadium on January 26. The CPPA Peake Awards spotlight the top promotional consultants and suppliers in the Chesapeake region by highlighting distributor- and supplier-specific accomplishments as well as overall recognition for campaign excellence and commitment to the association.
PPAI’s Bob McLean Joins RMRPPA Professional Development Session
The Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association (RMRPPA) is hosting a series of professional development days for its members. On February 18, PPAI Executive Vice President Bob McLean joined the RMRPPA in Denver, Colorado, to speak on using industry research to boost sales. McLean’s session drew from PPAI’s ADvocate program and findings from PPAI’s The Influence of Promotional Products on Consumer Behavior and explored promotional products’ effectiveness, including in relation to other media, and buying patterns. The RMRPPA’s next professional development day is scheduled for April 21.