The National Promotional Products Credit Group held its semi-annual meeting in Huntington Beach, California, on August 23-24. The meeting brought together industry credit professionals from promotional products suppliers to discuss industry-specific information on mutual customers, best practice exchanges along with education and networking opportunities.

Presentations included a session delivered by Scott Blakely of Blakely LLP with insights into supplier pacts, anti-trust laws and tips to assist the credit team in maximizing transparency and leveraging payments, and a look at international collections and best practices from Melanie Morcelle Terragnoli of Barr Credit Services.

Credit professionals attending represented several industry suppliers, including BAG MAKERS, the Bentcil Co, BIC Graphic USA, Cutter and Buck, Edwards Garment Company, Paramount Apparel International, Pioneer Balloon and SanMar.

The Promotional Products Credit Group meets again January 13-14, 2019 in conjunction with The PPAI Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The National Promotional Products Credit Group was founded in 1986 and has been a PPAI partner since 2003. It is facilitated by NACM North Central. The group’s mission is to provide credit professionals from promotional products industry suppliers with resources, education and networking opportunities to improve credit management and professionalism.