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  • Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/26/2016

    Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact at the footprint left behind by a product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Mark Trotzuk for this session about environmentally responsible manufacturing best practices. Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact a the footprint left behind by at product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisite: Going Green and FTC Guide Updates

    Mark Trotzuk

    Founder and Chief Operating Officer

    Mark Trotzuk is both the founder and chief operating officer of Boardroom -Eco Apparel, a clothing design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Mark holds an economics/agriculture degree from The University of British Columbia and after playing one season of professional Hockey in Germany, returned to Canada in 1989 and was employed by The Royal Bank as a financial risk advisor for Agricultural and Corporate Real-estate Loans.

    In 1996, Mark's wanted to get involved in something that allowed him to be more creative and he opened a Clothing Design and Manufacturing Business called “Boardroom Custom Clothing" which is now in its 14thyear of operation. In 2005, shortly after his daughter Rio Raine was born, Mark initiated a big change in operations and product development at Boardroom by launching ECO-Apparel (ecoapparel.ca); a clothing brand made exclusively from environmentally friendly materials that is committed to environment, health, and safety at every level of manufacturing; from raw materials to distribution.

    In April of 2008, Mark's passion for the environment brought him the opportunity to train with Al Gore as a presenter for The Climate Project; a Canadian initiative to increase awareness of Global Warming and Climate Change. Mark is also an “Ambassador" for the David Suzuki Foundation where Mark delivers interactive workshops to workplaces interested in greening their business.

    Mark continues to take his Eco Apparel business to a whole new level; expanding sales to established international corporations and government partners; opened a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory, showroom and distribution center in East Vancouver; launched a Woman's Boutique Apparel Collection “Echo Rain"; was one of the first companies to join “blue sign – technologies" as a Brand Member (bluesign.com); joined 1% For The Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org); and owns the American and Canadian Trade Marks for the brand “eco" for “class 25" apparel category.

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  • Best of Expo 2016: How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies For Work And Life

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Based on the bestselling book by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, this session will show attendees how to bring positive strategies to their work and personal lives. Even the briefest interactions can affect productivity, relationships and even health. Higher worker satisfaction from more engaged employees who deliver a better brand experience to your customers is the result of creating a more positive work environment. Proven, scientifically sound research from the Gallup Organization outlines how to build a stronger workplace through positive strategies. Attendees will learn: How to Prevent Bucket Dipping, How to Shine a Light on What’s Right, How to Make Best Friends, Give Unexpectedly, and How to Reverse the Golden Rule.

    Join Paul Kiewiet, MAS+ for this session on positive strategies for work and life. Based on the bestselling book by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, this session will show attendees how to bring positive strategies to their work and personal lives. Even the briefest interactions can affect productivity, relationships and even health. Higher worker satisfaction from more engaged employees who deliver a better brand experience to your customers is the result of creating a more positive work environment. Proven, scientifically sound research from the Gallup Organization outlines how to build a stronger workplace through positive strategies. Attendees will learn: How to Prevent Bucket Dipping, How to Shine a Light on What's Right, How to Make Best Friends, Give Unexpectedly, and How to Reverse the Golden Rule.


    Paul Kiewiet, MAS+

    Founder, Promotion Concepts, Inc.

    Paul A Kiewiet MAS+ founded a sales promotion agency and sold consumer sales promotions, dealer incentives, years of service and other premium, incentive and recognition programs to companies such as Kellogg’s, Whirlpool, Borden and Coca-Cola. He was chairman of PPAI, inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and currently serves as the executive director of MiPPA.

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  • Best of Expo 2016: Industry Technology Automation And Integration

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/25/2016

    Companies all across the industry are streamlining processes, from order entry and product data sharing to inventory look-ups. This growing segment of the population is the future of communication between industry suppliers, distributors and service providers. Companies of all sizes should be aware of the current variety of technology automation and integration. This session will walk through some of the larger more successful industry technology automation and integration projects happening in the industry today.

    Join Jon Norris for this session on industry technology automation and integration. Companies all across the industry are streamlining processes, from order entry and product data sharing to inventory look-ups. This growing segment of the population is the future of communication between industry suppliers, distributors and service providers. Companies of all sizes should be aware of the current variety of technology automation and integration. This session will walk through some of the larger more successful industry technology automation and integration projects happening in the industry today.

    Jon Norris

    Vice President

    Jon Norris is the vice president of operations for Starline USA Inc, located in Grand Island, New York, where he oversees manufacturing, warehousing, customer service and technology functions. Norris is currently the chair of the PPAI Technology Committee. Norris is currently helping drive an industry data integrations project, labeled PromoStandards, that believes that this is the future of our industry long term sustainability.He also is a PromoKitchen volunteer and Chef. As an industry Millennial, he is involved in numerous millennial initiatives industrywide to help drive the awareness of the changing workplace.

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  • MAS: Invisible Or Remarkable: Notes From The Revolution

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Best selling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Best selling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Seth Godin

    Speaker

    Bestselling author Seth Godin talks about ideas that spread, doing work that matters and making an impact in revolutionary times.

    Seth Godin, bestselling author, blogger and agent of change. Godin, the founder of altMBA.com, was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013. His latest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn (And It's Always Your Turn), uses new ideas in format and distribution to challenge people to step up and do work that matters.


    Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was vice president of direct marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne.

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  • TAS: ABCs 123s Of The Promotional Products Industry

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/02/2016

    If you’re new to the promotional products industry, this webinar is invaluable to your success. Learn about the $20-plus billion industry and the integral roles played by suppliers, distributors, multi-line reps and other professionals. This session provides a broad overview of the basics of promotional products business.

    Join Carol Gauger for this session on the ABCs 123s of the Promotional Products Industry. If you're new to the promotional products industry, this webinar is invaluable to your success. Learn about the $20-plus billion industry and the integral roles played by suppliers, distributors, multi-line reps and other professionals. This session provides a broad overview of the basics of promotional products business.

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  • Decorating Trends: Embroidery, Applique And Laser Etch

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/17/2016

    This session will explain current trends, show sample images and best practices for decorating.  Participants will learn laser etching and laser appliqué techniques and values.  Participants will also gain technical knowledge in embroidery techniques and trends.

    Join Bruce Perryman, MAS+ for this session on decorating trends. This session will explain current trends, show sample images and best practices for decorating. Participants will learn laser etching and laser appliqué techniques and values. Participants will also gain technical knowledge in embroidery techniques and trends.

    Bruce Perryman, MAS+

    CEO

    Bruce Perryman, MAS+, CEO of supplier Embroidery Unlimited, Inc. and a member of the PPAI Board's class of 2018, has been a member of PPAI since 2006. Bruce previously served as the RAC delegate to the board. Working closely with regional representatives has given Bruce a keen sense of the challenges and strengths that regional associations bring to PPAI. He is also currently serving on the Government Relations Action Council.

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  • Score More Sales With Embroidery And Specialty Threads

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/03/2016

    Listen and learn how to stand out from the competition, increase your sales, add interest and raise profit: all this and more are possible by offering embroidery and specialty threads to your clients or your business. Learn what applications work and do not work on today’s fabrics, how to add some bling with little or no extra effort, and what is the best choice for luxury or commercial applications.

    Join Colleen Hartigan for this session on score more sales with embroidery and specialty threads. Listen and learn how to stand out from the competition, increase your sales, add interest and raise profit: all this and more are possible by offering embroidery and specialty threads to your clients or your business. Learn what applications work and do not work on today's fabrics, how to add some bling with little or no extra effort, and what is the best choice for luxury or commercial applications.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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  • The 5 Parts Of An Effective Post-Show Plan

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/20/2016

    After exhibiting at a trade show like PPAI Expo or Expo East, you may feel exhausted, inspired or both. However, before you close the book on your event participation, remember that your exhibiting responsibilities extend beyond the trade show floor. In this session, we’ll explore the five parts of an effective post-show plan so that you can use them to make the most of your participation in PPAI Expo, PPAI Expo East, and future events.

    Join Robyn Davis for this session on the 5 parts of an effective post-show plan. After exhibiting at a trade show like PPAI Expo or Expo East, you may feel exhausted, inspired or both. However, before you close the book on your event participation, remember that your exhibiting responsibilities extend beyond the trade show floor. In this session, we'll explore the five parts of an effective post-show plan so that you can use them to make the most of your participation in PPAI Expo, PPAI Expo East, and future events.

    Robyn Davis

    Trade-show Strategy Specialist

    Robyn Davis is a trade-show strategy specialist and the owner of When I Need Help (WINH). She teaches companies in a variety of industries how to make their participation in trade shows across North America even more worthwhile by providing training, evaluation, and consulting services focused on the right trade show sales and marketing strategies.

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  • Expo 2016: Strategic Planning For Companies Big And Small

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Many small companies were started by individuals who pursued an opportunity and built a business out of chance. Chance itself defines much of what small and large companies respond to, but in a true game of chance, you win as often as you lose. Running a business should be more sound than that. Explore the purpose behind the planning and components of strategic planning, as well as tools for individuals to use when conducting their own strategic planning activities.

    Join Claudia St. John in the session Expo 2016: Strategic Planning For Companies Big And Small. Many small companies were started by individuals who pursued an opportunity and built a business out of chance. Chance itself defines much of what small and large companies respond to, but in a true game of chance, you win as often as you lose. Running a business should be more sound than that. Explore the purpose behind the planning and components of strategic planning, as well as tools for individuals to use when conducting their own strategic planning activities.

    Claudia St John, SHRM-SCP,SPHR

    President of Affinity HR Group, LLC

    Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group, Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring and recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement. Affinity HR Group is PPAI’s endorsed HR partner and resource.  As a consultant and frequent speaker, St. John has given hundreds of presentations and workshops on such topics as how to recruit like a pro, common management mistakes, employee engagement and multi-generational workplace challenges. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling book Transforming Teams – tips for improving collaboration and building trust.  Her weekly HR Minute emails and monthly articles are followed by thousands of business leaders nationwide. 

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  • Expo 2016: How To Navigate Brand: Where Promotional Products Meet Incentives!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A panel discussion with major industry representatives on how to get the most out of your time on the BRAND show floor, including a review of the different opportunities represented by exhibitors from the incentive marketplace.

    Join Sean Roark for this session how to navigate BRAND. A panel discussion with major industry representatives on how to get the most out of your time on the BRAND show floor, including a review of the different opportunities represented by exhibitors from the incentive marketplace.

    Sean Roark, CPIM

    Stage Manager, a corporate Marketing Director and Chief Operating Officer

    A true Renaissance man, Sean brings his expertise as a theatrical Stage Manager, a corporate Marketing Director and Chief Operating Officer in widely diverse companies such as a Broadway costume house, voice-recognition company and a web-based video conferencing service, to bear in everything he does. Listing his extensive experience does not begin to describe his marketing genius. Sean is able to see things that most are not, and he easily communicates these insights to our clients, large and small. Combining his gift with his managerial experience and creative talents, Sean brings unique and complete solutions to every client interaction.

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