Expo 2017’s Keynote Luncheon Looks Inside The Industry’s First Billion-Dollar Company


Mark Graham, founder of distributor RIGHTSLEEVE, CEO of commonsku and co-founder of industry group blog PromoKitchen (left), and alphabroder CEO Norm Hullinger, will discuss what goes into running the company during Tuesday's keynote luncheon.

The PPAI Expo 2017 is set to deliver the high-level lineup of insightful speakers and an extensive professional development schedule that promotional products professionals have come to expect from the industry’s largest and longest-running trade show. The keynote luncheon on Tuesday, January 10 will respect that legacy, giving audiences a look at what it takes to run the industry’s largest company.

Mark Graham, founder of distributor RIGHTSLEEVE, CEO of commonsku and co-founder of industry group blog PromoKitchen, will sit down with alphabroder CEO Norm Hullinger during Tuesday’s luncheon for a look at the ups and downs of running the company.

Graham and Hullinger’s conversation is expected to explore a wide range of themes, from the state of the apparel sector, industry consolidation, and how Alibaba and Amazon are changing how consumers buy wearables, to Hullinger’s rituals and routines for managing an organization that spans the globe with thousands of partners and employees. The discussion will get at what’s really at stake for the industry as seen through the eyes of one of its most influential companies.

Keynote Luncheon

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, Level 2

Session Fees: $55.00 Members/$110 Nonmembers

Alongside its general session speakers and keynote luncheons, Expo attendees will have more than 100 education sessions from which to choose starting on Sunday, January 8, and running throughout the week, within eight tracks: Incentives & Recognition, Corporate Responsibility, Industry Essentials, Marketing & Advertising, Decorate, Sales & Service, Strategies & Solutions and Technology. And attendees can earn credits toward MAS or CAS certifications. The SAGE conference also runs concurrently on Monday, January 9, offering 12 sessions for suppliers and distributors about SAGE technology.

To learn more about The PPAI Expo 2017 and to register, visit expo.ppai.org.

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Comments (4)
Jim Franklyn - InkHead Promotional Products
November 1, 2016

It does not get any more dynamic than that! Should be an amazing Keynote!

Just an opinion - Supplier
November 1, 2016

$55 is a bit hefty here guys...I would reexamine that as an interested party that represents a sizable supplier. I think that is a tad bit ridiculous.

Cliff Quicksell, MAS+
November 1, 2016

EXCITED! Will be a great show...as usual!

Samantha Kates
November 1, 2016

Fantastic lineup! Well done.

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