PPAI Leadership, SAGE Join The PPAF Expo’s Education Programming
The Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) held its 2016 PPAF Expo last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The event drew distributors from all over the region for the extensive trade show and education opportunities.
Education at the PPAF Expo was split over two days. On August 24, sessions included a look at the secrets of success from Dave Regan, MAS, vice president of sales and marketing with The Vernon Company, and Dale Limes, MAS, senior vice president of sales with HALO Branded Solutions; and a review of product responsibility best practices with PPAI Director of Public Affairs Anne Stone.
The next day, ahead of the show floor opening, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion during the PPAF Expo’s keynote session. Bellantone was joined on stage by Wayne Greenberg, MAS, President of JB of Florida, a Division of Geiger; Brittany David, CAS, vice president of sales at supplier SnugZ USA and a member of the PPAI Board of Directors; David Natinsky, CAS, co-founder and president of SAGE; and Mike Giordano, co-founder of Carpe Diem Sales & Marketing for an exploration of trends and outlooks for the industry.