FLORIDA (Aug 28, 2013) The Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) hosted PPAF EXPO 2013 in Orlando, Florida on August 21nd & 22rd. The event, sponsored by PPAI, connected the PPAF membership through two days of events.
Day one, Wednesday, August 21nd, offered classes helping attendees accrue 5 MAS/CAS credits. Professionals lunched while hearing case studies from our supplier sponsors, Flanagan & Associates and Pearson Marketing, learned “Why Social Media Is Here To Stay” from the one and only Dana Zezzo (Jetline Chief Marketing Officer); and noted “How to Maximize a Tradeshow” from Mark Jenkins, MAS (PPAI Board Chairman) and Lorrayne Mancari, MAS+ (Geiger Regional Manager). The day ended with the official welcome reception that entertained and challenged guests with trivia, as teams of 10 played for prizes and bragging rights.
Day two, August 23rd, began with a Town Hall Keynote Breakfast that focused on “The State of the Industry” presented by Paul Bellantone, CAE, (PPAI President and CEO), and Mark Jenkins, MAS.
Approximately 550 excited distributors attended the EXPO on Thursday in search of new and fresh ideas. Suppliers from across the country occupied 155 booths. PPAF EXPO has become a mainstay for the region as well as for suppliers who appreciate a chance to reconnect with Florida industry professionals prior to the holiday selling season.
, Harvey Mackler, MAS (Gempire/Floral Promotions President) and Lorrayne Mancari, MAS+, lead a committee that works tirelessly every year to produce the event. “PPAF EXPO is one of the strongest regional shows. We work diligently to improve every year and appreciate feedback from all who attend,” says Mackler. Mancari continues, “This show is vital to the success of industry professionals in Florida, and it is our mission to arm them for success.”
The mission of the PPAF is to contribute to our members’ professionalism, provide access to effective industry business practices and inspire financial success while implementing programs to expand the use of promotional products in Florida.
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