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    • March 28, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    10am CST to 4pm CST
    (11am EST to 5pm EST)

    Inspire.  Educate.  Inform.

    Promotional Products Work Expo is an innovative online opportunity for industry professionals and their hosted buyers to explore the vast world of promotional products together, discovering top products, exciting trends, creative ideas and why promotional products are essential to every brand.

    *Must be a PPAI member to register and invite your buyers.

    Register here: (You’ll need your PPAI membership password).  Using the same link, you can invite your buyers.  They will receive a personalized email and a calendar notification to remind them of the date.  In addition, PPAI will send out reminder emails. 

    • March 29, 2023
    • 12:30 PM


    Own the Brand to Own the Business

    The buyers of promotional merchandise have evolved and changed which  means that it’s no longer good enough to simply sell them products with logos on them. In this session, Bill Petrie will explain how to fully own every aspect of your client’s branding and marketing efforts making you an indispensable resource for years to come.

    Learning Outcomes:

    ·  Understand the importance of thinking larger than promotional merchandise and how doing so will separate you from the competition.

    ·  Discover the four parts of the client brand experience that are critical to master for success.

    ·  Master the six questions you need to ask to truly own your client’s brand to grow their business – and yours!

    About Bill: Bill has over 22 years of experience working in executive leadership positions at leading promotional marketing companies, always working collaboratively to achieve the “wow” desired by the target audience. A Managing Partner at brandivate, a full-service marketing services, branding, and advertising agency, Bill is a featured speaker at numerous national and international events, a serial creator of content marketing, and co-host of the industry-leading podcast, Promo UPFront.  Bill has an extensive track record of defining and executing winning brand strategies, developing wildly successful marketing campaigns, and creating successful marketing and branding solutions for Fortune 500 clients.  While their 20-year-old twin boys are off at college, Bill lives in Franklin, TN with his wife of 28 years, Sandy, and their 3-year-old red tick coonhound, Shelby.

    • August 21, 2023
    • August 22, 2023
    • DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World

    PPAF is thrilled to host the PPAF EXPO on August 21-22 in Orlando at a NEW LOCATION.

    This year we will meet at the 
    DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World

    PPAF EXPO's has always been a premier event and we believe this year will been even better.

    BRING YOUR CLIENTS: We will have a special Christmas Preview during our Networking Reception. ONLY current PPAF members can bring their clients, but they must be registered under
    the member's company.
    The cost is $25 per end-user. Get your clients set for the Christmas gifting holiday and get your orders in early by attending the reception and EXPO.
    Non-members are not allowed to bring clients.

    Schedule of Events:

    Monday, August 21:

    2:00 - 4:00 pm    Pool Party - 1st 50 distributors get special Swag Bag

    5:00 pm      Holiday Preview - Networking Reception 

    Tuesday, August 22:

      9:00 am        Brandy Awards Networking
    10:00 am        Exhibit Hall Opens 

      2:00 pm        EXPO Concludes

    PPAF members get to attend the PPAF EXPO for free
    as a member benefit

    Not a member, you can join here and save : JOIN PPAF

    Most events are ticketed, so please indicate on your registration if you plan on attending the other fantastic opportunities during the EXPO.

    *There is a 3% service fee added to pay online.

    • August 21, 2023
    • August 22, 2023
    • DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World

    PPAF Expo is known as the premier event in Florida for distributors. We are excited that the 2023 PPAF EXPO will be held in a BRAND NEW LOCATION! We will host the EXPO at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World.

    We are anticipating another great turnout with over 400 distributors. There are new opportunities this year to achieve the highest visibility. Exhibitors can choose to participate in the Holiday Showcase as well as select the option to be located in a prime area.

    New component: We are reorganizing the booth area to provide more space and some fun components. So be sure to sign-up for the prime location add on (limited to first 10 sign-ups).

    As always booth selection is based on when registration is paid in full and received.

    Early Bird Rate ($790) Deadline: March 31

    Regular Rate ($890): April 1 - June 30

    Late Registration ($990) Deadline: July 1- August 18

    For more information about your 2023 PPAF Exhibitor Registration, please contact Jenny Taylor, Executive Director
    at or 813.204.9089.

       Terms and Conditions:
    Refunds will be given until August 1, 2023 minus a service fee of $200. After August 1, 2023, no refunds will be given. Exhibitor’s table space may not be re-sold, transferred or assigned. Only the company completing the front of this form may show the products it sells to distributors in your space. You may only exhibit your products and services. You agree that Show in its sole discretion will assign you your space. You agree that PPAF in its sole discretion may change your assigned space at any time. Solicitation of employees/consultants/contractors during the PPAF EXPO hours is prohibited. Your display must be for the sole purpose of promoting Your supplier business. 
    *There is a 3% service fee added to pay online.

    INSURANCE: You are completely and solely responsible for Your table space, the materials that You ship to and from the show, and the material in your space whether shipped by Show or a Third-party. Consequently, You should have appropriate insurance. The PPAF EXPO reserves the rights to reject, eject, or prohibit any exhibit in whole or part, with or without giving cause. Show liability for rejection without giving cause shall be limited to a refund to You of the amount of fees unearned at the time of ejection. However, if You or Your exhibit is ejected for violation of these rules or any other stated reason (with cause), no return of fees will be made.

    • August 21, 2023
    • August 22, 2023
    • DoubleTree by Hilton at Sea World
    Registration is closed

    Holiday Showcase Networking Reception

    Get your gifting products in front of distributors at the PPAF EXPO Networking Reception. PPAF is strongly encouraging all distributors to motivate their clients to plan far in advance for any holiday gifting products and get the order in early.

    Take advantage of our Holiday Showcase at the EXPO.
    We will have high tables scattered around for distributors to preview different products.

    We are looking for high-end products and are limiting the showcase to 2 products per supplier line. These items must be listed with link for approval to ensure it's a premier product.

    We will provide an acrylic sign that will provide a QR code back to your full holiday catalog/webpage.

    What suppliers will receive:

    • Showcase 2 premier products during networking reception
    • Promotion of products in marketing of event to distributors.
    • Listed as a Showcase Supplier on signage 
    • Participate in webinar as a follow-up in early October 

Past events

March 14, 2023 Tuesday Learning Lab: Marketing Tactics for Certain Growth in Uncertain Times
February 22, 2023 Webinar Wednesday: Top Tips for Growth in 2023
February 21, 2023 2023 Sunshine Showcase - Distributors
February 14, 2023 Tuesday Learning Lab: Outsourced Artwork Services: Up Your Game, Lower Your Cost
January 05, 2023 Reception at ASI Orlando
December 09, 2022 Gift Card Drive: Helping Hurricane Victims
August 25, 2022 2022 PPAF EXPO - Distributors Registration
August 25, 2022 2022 PPAF EXPO
August 09, 2022 WEBINAR: EXPO Idol Preview
July 14, 2022 WEBINAR: Sneak Peak EXPO Idol
May 01, 2022 Award: Social Good 2022
May 01, 2022 Award: Self Promotion 2022
May 01, 2022 Award: Best of Class 2022
March 25, 2022 Supplier Town Hall
March 23, 2022 Cybersecurity Insurance: Why You Should Protect Yourself
February 08, 2022 Sunshine Showcase
January 05, 2022 PPAF Reception at ASI Orlando
December 07, 2021 Cyber Security and Liability Webinar
October 19, 2021 Supplier Cocktail Hour - A Town Hall as PPAF Plans for 2022
August 27, 2021 Get Your Headshot Taken at EXPO
August 27, 2021 PPAF EXPO - Distributors Registration
August 27, 2021 2021 PPAF EXPO
August 19, 2021 EXPO Idol
June 08, 2021 Award: Best of Class
June 08, 2021 Award: Self Promotion
June 08, 2021 Award: Social Good
April 27, 2021 Spring Showcase Series - Distributors
March 30, 2021 Koozie Group Virtual Plant Tour
February 18, 2021 Orbus Virtual Plant Tour
January 29, 2021 PPAF Town Hall
October 22, 2020 Roundtable Discussion
October 07, 2020 Winter Showcase Series
October 02, 2020 Fall Showcase Booklet
September 30, 2020 Webinar: New Growth Opportunities for Distributors
August 26, 2020 Webinar: Finding Your Voice: Strategies to Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace
August 19, 2020 Webinar: Technology Tools to Increase Efficiency in 2020
August 18, 2020 PPAF Panel: Succeeding Through a Pandemic
July 15, 2020 State of Business Video Call
July 09, 2020 Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in the Industry
June 30, 2020 Challenge or Opportunity: Impact of COVID 19
June 24, 2020 Webinar: Marketing Your Promo Business in the New Landscape
June 17, 2020 Webinar: The Day After Tomorrow
June 10, 2020 Webinar: Getting Noticed with a Powerful LinkedIn Profile & Resume
June 10, 2020 State of Business Video Conference
June 03, 2020 Webinar: Stay in Front of Customers While Social Distancing
June 02, 2020 Orbus Webinar
May 27, 2020 Webinar: Building Your Brand with Purpose
May 20, 2020 WEBINAR: Tim Andrews Answers YOUR Questions About COVID-19 and the Advertising Specialty Industry
May 19, 2020 alphabroder Webinar
May 13, 2020 PPAF State of Business Video Conference
May 06, 2020 WEBINAR: How to Open Doors During a Recession
April 29, 2020 WEBINAR: COVID-19 Where Do We Go From Here?
April 22, 2020 WEBINAR: When It Rains Lemons
April 21, 2020 WEBINAR: BIC Graphics
April 15, 2020 WEBINAR: Work at Home Technology
April 09, 2020 PPAF State of Business Conference Call
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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