SAGE and PPAI have partnered for SAGE Show Virtual, the industry’s first interactive, nationwide, virtual trade-show experience. This innovative new event will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm CT. All distributors are invited to attend for free. For 2020, SAGE Show Virtual will take the place of the Addison, Texas-based company's long-running trade show that was scheduled to be held in August in Irving, Texas. SAGE is a provider of information, marketing and business management solutions to the promotional products industry and PPAI’s technology partner,

“We are thrilled to partner with PPAI and provide the industry a new way to learn, grow and connect virtually,” says SAGE President David Natinsky, MAS. “The world has obviously changed a lot in the past few months. This new virtual trade-show experience will allow us to have the closest thing possible to an in-person trade show while maintaining health and safety during this time. We’re excited for everyone to join us.”

SAGE Show Virtual will utilize SAGE’s new technology that creates an interactive experience tailored specifically to the promotional products industry. This technology enables distributors to visit virtual booths and discover thousands of promotional products from industry suppliers. Distributors can also use the live chat platform to connect with exhibitors in real-time. Suppliers will be posting specials that are only available to SAGE Show attendees. Additionally, distributors can access product pavilions to explore the hottest product trends. Networking lounges will allow attendees to mingle, discuss hot topics and catch up with one another.

In addition, SAGE, PPAI and industry suppliers will provide on-demand, professional education sessions dedicated to exploring cutting-edge technology, improving sales and marketing skills, and promoting growth for industry professionals. These educational sessions will be available for CAS and MAS credits.

“During these unprecedented times, our industry is looking for a way to network virtually,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI. “We are excited to once again team up with SAGE and offer this innovative opportunity to our members.”

Exhibitors can easily set up virtual booths, pulling product information directly from the SAGE database. There will be multiple booth options available, so suppliers can choose the booth that best fits their business structure and product line. Sponsorship opportunities are also available to increase visibility during the show.

To register to attend, sign up for exhibit space or for more information, visit