PPAI has made the difficult decision to cancel the Association’s 2020 North American Leadership Conference (NALC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in consultation with the PPAI Board of Directors, past attendees of NALC and Association staff. The event was scheduled to be held in August in New Orleans, Louisiana.

NALC brings together the top minds in the promotional products industry and features accomplished speakers focused on the timeliest topics. It has served as PPAI's flagship professional development for decades. And while the Association designs the program for attendees, PPAI also benefits from the high level of interaction and idea sharing.

PPAI did consider offering a virtual NALC option, but felt strongly that the level of in-person interaction with colleagues was an integral and important part of the event’s annual agenda. The Association promises to deliver an even stronger and potentially reformatted and reimagined event in 2021.