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Upcoming events

    • April 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conference Call

        PPAF State of Business Video
                   Conference Call

       PPAF is introducing roundtable video conferencing for members to discuss how they are dealing with the complications that the coronavirus is presenting for business.

    We will discuss questions like:

    • How are you approaching employee needs? Paid time off, etc.? The new SBA loan options. 
    • How are you handling getting products and planning for the shortage?
    • What shipping issues are you facing.
    • and more.

    • April 15, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Work at Home Technology"
    Jenny Taylor, MA
    Executive Director, PPAF

    In the blink of an eye our world has changed. With over 80 million people moved to working from home in just one week, the landscape of how we conduct business is ever changing. Working remotely has its benefits and drawbacks. Learn how to navigate the new normal by using key platforms and technology. Jenny will use her years of experience working and hosting virtual training to help you excel at home. She will show you programs like Asana, Slack, Zoom, Facebook Groups, 15Five, Google Sheets, and more. Jenny will also share best practices when working with video conferencing and ways to stay connected with your clients. 

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Become aware of key online platforms that help you manage working from home.
    • Learn how to stay connected to your teammates and customers.
    • Hear best practices on how to engage people while on a video conference call.

    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Number with your survey.

    About Jenny: Jenny Taylor is a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, a facilitation method that maximizes the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of every person on the team. Jenny is the President of Journey Creatively, LLC, a consulting agency providing leadership development training, team facilitation, company strategic planning. She has served as the Executive Director for PPAF for over 2 years. She also serves as the Executive Director for The Partnering Group, a national buying group in the promotional products industry. She has worked in association management for 12 years and before that worked for non-profit organizations. Her passion is helping individuals and organizations become better in leadership, sustainability, team dynamics and more. She earned her B.A. from Anderson University and her M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and was certified as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator in March of 2017.

    Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8246232060981618187

    • April 22, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    “When It Rains Lemons”
    Paul Kiewiet, MAS+
    Executive Director, MiPPA

    The current world COVID-19 pandemic and the rippling effect throughout our economy seems to bring bad news followed by more bad news. It’s not like life is handing us lemons, it’s like it’s raining lemons and where the heck is the lemonade?  We each have our stories, in this presentation, Paul will share lessons he learned when circumstances seemed to crash every aspect of his life — personal, professional, financial, emotional, spiritual and mental.

    Learn coping skills and strategies to learn how to accept new realities, let go of anger and find constructive attitudes that allow you to find peace and success.

    Attendees Will Learn:

    ·         How to Love What Is

    ·         To Let Go of Negativity

    ·         To Find Your Way to Peace & Success

    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

    About Paul:  Paul is the executive director of MiPPA, an industry speaker, writer, consultant and coach. He has been inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and the MiPPA Hall of Fame. He served as the chairman of the board of PPAI in 2007, founded a sales promotion agency, was a multimillion dollar sales person serving some of America’s best known brands.  He loves adventure travel, has summited Mt Kilimanjaro, climbed Mt Ararat, walked the length of the state of Michigan from Indiana to Canada and is in a constant search for his next adventure.

    Registration URL:


    • April 29, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The world has changed. . . again.  With every change comes opportunity and challenges and it is up to each of us to understand the talents we possess and the new reality in front of us and how we can support our clients to help them achieve their goals.  This talk will be about creativity, conversation and connection. My goal is to spend as much time answering your questions as anything else, I want this to be engaging and leave people with ideas of how to move forward successfully.

    Attendees will learn:

    • How to move from being a commodity to a conversation enabler

    • How to build trust

    • How to help your clients succeed

    • How to communicate effectively during this crisis for long term benefit

    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

    About the Speaker:

    Ben Baker is an international speaker and an author, contributing both to magazines and other people’s books over the last number of years. His book “Powerful Personal Brands: a hands-on guide to understanding yours” was released August 1, 2018. You can download a free chapter at www.PowerfulPersonalBrands.com.  He believes in giving back to his community and is a dedicated volunteer. Whether it is for his congregation, festivals in the area where he lives, or through mentoring youth at the University level, he believes that he may not be able to change the world, but can influence his corner of it. In short. . . he helps brands tell engaging stories that compel their customers to take action. STOP being a commodity! INSTEAD, be a brand worth loving!


    • August 20, 2020
    • August 21, 2020
    • Orlando World Center Marriott

    PPAF Expo is known as the premiere event in Florida for distributors. We are excited that the 2020 PPAF Expo will return to the beautiful Orlando World Center Marriott! 

    Distributors we are looking forward to a great event this
    year.  Registration coming soon!
    Exhibitors are encouraged to register now for best booth choices!

    Exhibitor Booth Cost: 

    First time exhibitors:  $690.00

     For more information about your 2020 PPAF Exhibitor Registration, please contact
    Jenny Taylor, Executive Director at jenny@ppaf.com or 813.204.9089.

            *Refunds available August 1 minus the deposit of $200. After August 1, the event is non-refundable.


Past events

April 08, 2020 WEBINAR: When the Pendulum Swings Back, Will You Be Ready?
March 26, 2020 Roundtable Conference Call - March 26
March 25, 2020 Managing the Y & Z Market Webinar
March 18, 2020 Roundtable Conference Call - March 18
February 20, 2020 SanMar Plant Tour
January 29, 2020 Power of Partnering – Leveraging the Community to Maximize Sales & Profits
October 29, 2019 Tervis Tour
August 28, 2019 2019 PPAF EXPO Educational Sessions
August 28, 2019 2019 PPAF Golf Tournament
August 28, 2019 2019 PPAF EXPO
May 16, 2019 Promo On the Go - Ft. Myers, FL
May 09, 2019 PromoHunt Webinar
March 27, 2019 WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Brand You: How to Out Amazon Your Competition
October 11, 2018 Topgolf with PPAF
August 22, 2018 2018 PPAF Golf Tournament
August 22, 2018 2018 PPAF EXPO
June 28, 2018 An Evening at Topgolf with PPAF
June 13, 2018 6/13/18 Melbourne Lunch and Learn Supplier Presentation
May 09, 2018 TAMPA - Speed Networking
March 08, 2018 PPAF HIT Plant Tour
October 29, 2017 Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
August 29, 2017 2017 PPAF Golf Tournament
August 29, 2017 2017 PPAF EXPO
July 19, 2017 ORLANDO - Speed Networking
June 21, 2017 ORLANDO - How to Get the Best Deal on Your Credit Card Processing Fees- Cancelled
June 20, 2017 TAMPA EDUCATION - 30 Day Sales Rescue - Has been postponed
April 20, 2017 4/20/17 Jacksonville Supplier Sponsored Luncheon
April 19, 2017 4/19/17 Orlando Supplier Sponsored Luncheon
April 18, 2017 4/18/17 Tampa Supplier Sponsored Luncheon
March 21, 2017 PPAF - Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Arizona Coyotes
March 15, 2017 Orlando Eat and Greet for Promotional Products Distributors
October 12, 2016 Tampa Eat and Greet
September 14, 2016 Jacksonville Eat and Greet
August 31, 2016 WEBINAR Wednesday: Ask the Designer
August 25, 2016 PPAF Expo
August 24, 2016 PPAF Networking Reception at Expo
August 24, 2016 PPAF Golf Tournament
August 09, 2016 District 2 Regionals to Host Promotional Products 101 Training Event
July 27, 2016 WEBINAR Wednesday: Double Your Income This Year!
June 28, 2016 Orlando Eat and Greet
June 08, 2016 Tampa Eat and Greet
April 12, 2016 Pilot Pen Tour
January 10, 2016 PPAI EXPO 2016
January 04, 2016 ASI Show - Orlando
December 04, 2015 Holiday Gathering
November 17, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by Vantage Apparel
October 28, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Business Planning 101
October 27, 2015 Volunteer Day
October 20, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by Admints
September 30, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Customer Engagement in a Digital World
September 15, 2015 Membership Meeting
August 20, 2015 PPAF EXPO 2015
August 19, 2015 PPAF EXPO Networking Event
August 19, 2015 Certification Exam
July 29, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Social Media Time Saving Tips
July 28, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by TCJ Marketing
June 30, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by ProTowels
June 24, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Personal Development: How We Can Improve Ourselves to Reach Future Goals
June 16, 2015 PPAF at The Ballpark
May 27, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Developing Key Accounts: Turning Customers into Clients
May 19, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by United Promotional Consultants
April 29, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Finding Your Voice to Stand Out in a Competitive Marketplace
April 07, 2015 Lunch & Learn Membership Meeting
March 25, 2015 WEBINAR WED:QuickBooks Tips for Promotional Products Companies
March 25, 2015 Video Scavenger Hunt
March 24, 2015 Eat & Greet Sponsored by Gempire / FLORAL PROMOTIONS
February 10, 2015 Membership Meeting Lunch & Learn
January 28, 2015 WEBINAR WED:Take Control of Your Day With Time Management
January 11, 2015 PPAI EXPO 2015
January 05, 2015 ASI Show - Orlando
December 05, 2014 PPAF Holiday Party
November 11, 2014 Lunch Meeting & Education
October 14, 2014 Give Kids The World - Adopt A Villa Day
September 16, 2014 Lunch Meeting & Education
August 21, 2014 PPAF EXPO Keynote Breakfast
August 20, 2014 PPAF EXPO Networking Event
August 20, 2014 Pearson Marketing Inc. Presents
August 20, 2014 So you think you want to import directly from China? It's not that simple.
August 20, 2014 PPAF EXPO 2014
August 20, 2014 A Round with PPAF
July 17, 2014 VIP Forum JACKSONVILLE
June 17, 2014 PPAF at The Ball Park
May 13, 2014 VIP "Very Innovative Product" Forum
April 08, 2014 VIP "Very Innovative Product" Forum
March 11, 2014 PPAF Lunch & Learn
February 11, 2014 PPAF Lunch & Learn
January 14, 2014 PPAI EXPO 2014
January 06, 2014 ASI Orlando Show
December 07, 2013 PPAF Holiday Party
November 30, 2013 PPAF Scholarship Applications Due
November 13, 2013 Give Kids The World Decorate
November 12, 2013 Dinner Meeting & Education
October 17, 2013 How to Win an Order Using Creative Decoration
September 17, 2013 PPAF Eat & Greet
August 22, 2013 PPAF EXPO UNIVERSITY: Keynote Breakfast & Town Hall Meeting
August 21, 2013 PPAF EXPO: Trivia Night Welcome Reception
August 21, 2013 PPAF EXPO UNIVERSITY: How To Get The Most Out Of Attending An Industry Tradeshow
August 21, 2013 PPAF EXPO UNIVERSITY: Supplier Luncheon & Complimentary Lunch
August 21, 2013 PPAF EXPO
June 24, 2013 PPAF at The Ball Park
June 12, 2013 SAGE Seminar Series
June 11, 2013 SAGE Seminar Series
May 16, 2013 PPAF Eat & Greet
May 07, 2013 Dinner Meeting & Education
March 12, 2013 PPAF Dinner Meeting & Education
January 15, 2013 PPAI EXPO
January 06, 2013 ASI Orlando Show
December 07, 2012 PPAF Holiday Party
November 13, 2012 November 13 Dinner Meeting
June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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