The SAGE Show Draws Distributors From Across The Region To Irving, Texas

The 2016 SAGE Show attracted about 1,000 distributors and their guests to the Irving Convention Center.

The 2016 SAGE Show attracted about 1,000 distributors and their guests to the Irving Convention Center.

Last week, promotional products suppliers and distributors gathered for the fourth annual SAGE Show and Education Day at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Running August 31-September 1, the show featured an extensive show floor, networking opportunities and the same high-quality education found at The PPAI Expo and Expo East.

"We look forward to hosting SAGE Show each year because we feel as though the experience continues to exceed all expectations," says David Natinsky, CAS, president of SAGE. “We are grateful for the continued support from the industry in helping make this year’s show our best yet. Trade shows are still a very integral part of our industry and we were pleased to welcome a record-breaking crowd again this year in Irving.”

SAGE Show attendees browse of the more than 225 exhibitor booths on the show floor.

SAGE Show attendees browse the more than 225 exhibitor booths on the show floor.

As in previous years, SAGE collaborated with PPAI on an extensive education lineup on August 31 that brought together PPAI staff and experts from within and outside the promotional products industry to speak on growing, managing and succeeding in the promotional products business. In addition, SAGE delivered a track on best practices for making the most of the tools and programs SAGE provides to industry practitioners.

The second day of the show began with a keynote presentation from SAGE CEO Eric Natinsky, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.” His session looked at the impact of the technology revolution and how to adapt to and take advantage of the changes coming in the next 10, 15 or 50 years.

SAGE CEO Eric Natinsky delivered the Show's keynote session on the impact of the technological revolution.

SAGE CEO Eric Natinsky delivered the show's keynote session on the impact of the technological revolution.

Following Natinsky’s presentation, the show floor opened to distributors and their clients. The 2016 SAGE Show brought in more than 225 exhibitors to meet with roughly 1,000 distributors from across the Southwest.

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