The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members have gathered three times for indoor shows in the past month. The last two shows took place on October 5 at the Melville Marriott and October 7 at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, and both included a client component

On October 7 in Suffern, the day began with an interactive panel discussion featuring Dan Edge of Peerless; Brett Hersh and Mike Merkin of Hit Promotional Products; Joe Hoffmann of iPROMOTEu; Andy Shape of Stran Promotional Solution; and SAAGNY President Rachel Levin. The discussion between the panel and its 45-plus attendees covered topics such as supply chain issues, customer wants and needs, how to speak to customers and industry forecasts.

Knowing that some of its distributor members might not be able to be in attendance, SAAGNY arranged to have each supplier videotape their Promo Sales Pitch. The videos, once edited, will be placed on the SAAGNY website for distributor members to catch up with industry suppliers.

“Three incredible shows, six incredible panelists, over 300 distributor and client attendees, and hundreds of new products,” says SAAGNY President Rachel Levin. “What a way to start off Q4! I’m incredibly proud of our board and our executive director for remaining focused on providing such great value to our members.”