Distributor American Solutions for Business (UPIC: AMER0005) has inked a two-year strategic agreement with PPAI to host its annual sales meeting during The PPAI Expo 2017 and 2018. Upcoming Expos will take place January 7-12, 2017, and January 13-18, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“When it comes to what a company can do for their sales associates, ASB has really raised the bar,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “Their investment means they can offer the best education, outstanding networking and exposure to more suppliers and products than at any other show. The PPAI Expo is the single most important gathering of the year in the promotional products industry and we are pleased to welcome American Solutions for Business back to the show.”

Wayne Martin, American Solutions for Business’ vice president, sales resource group, adds, “American is very excited to be returning to The PPAI Expo. Our associates were asking for a change of pace and a new venue. The PPAI Expo provides that and more—one location provides access to all the industry experts and world class training. We are prepared to make some noise in Vegas!”

ASB’s partnership in the PPAI Expo Distributor Engagement Program will bring more than 400 of the company’s sales professionals together with more than 19,000 show participants from the U.S. and 38 countries. The Expo features world-class professional development, renowned speakers, awards, networking, buying, selling and trend-spotting. During the week, 100-plus education sessions are held on topics including promotional products and decorating trends, product safety and compliance training, sales and marketing.

A number of the promotional products industry’s largest distributors take advantage of Expo’s status as a premium centralized meeting location with access to all the show has to offer. At The PPAI Expo 2016, the following companies held meetings in conjunction with the industry’s largest and longest-running trade show:

AIA Corporation

AIMastermind Group

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc.

Boundless Network

BrandVia Alliance Inc.

Deluxe Corporation/Safeguard Business Systems


Freestyle Marketing


HALO Branded Solutions


Jack Nadel International

Kaeser & Blair, Inc.


NewClients Promotional Marketing

Premier Group Network


Proforma Albrecht & Co.

Standard Register

Staples Promotional Products

Summit Group

The Partnering Group

The Peernet Group

The Vernon Company