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  • Expo East 2016: New To The Industry? Start With The Power Of Two

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join us and learn how the two industry giants, PPAI and SAGE, can be a game changer for your business. Learn from the experts as they demonstrate how you can benefit from joining the Power of Two. PPAI brings powerful industry information and savings to your bottom line, and SAGE offers state-of-the-art technology that brings professionalism to any business competing in this $20+ billion dollar industry. If you aren

    Join us Bob McLean and Ryan Hanchey and learn how the two industry giants, PPAI and SAGE, can be a game changer for your business. Learn from the experts as they demonstrate how you can benefit from joining the Power of Two. PPAI brings powerful industry information and savings to your bottom line, and SAGE offers state-of-the-art technology that brings professionalism to any business competing in this $20+ billion dollar industry. If you aren

    Bob McLean

    Executive Vice President

    Bob is PPAI’s executive vice president. He was hired in June 2008 as CFO and was responsible for finance & administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and now also has responsibility for Expo, Expo East and Membership sales and retention.

    Ryan Hanchey

    Distributor sales manager

    Ryan Hanchey is distributor sales manager at SAGE. He joined the company in 2009 after studying at the University of North Texas. Hanchey enjoys working with distributors to help them grow their business.

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  • Expo East 2016: Creating Production Ready Artwork

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    There are so many different printing and production processes today for the variety of promotional products available, and they all have their own set of guidelines for how artwork should be set up to prevent a delay in production time as well as to get the best quality print possible. Dane Clement will discuss things to consider when creating your artwork so that it will be set up correctly from the start, preventing any bumps in the road when it goes to production.<br><br>Learn about various file formats and which ones work best for various processes, as well as why and how to create vector logos from low-resolution jpg files. Clement will explain how to set up files with the proper dimensions and resolution from the start, to help prevent headaches in the end.

    There are so many different printing and production processes today for the variety of promotional products available, and they all have their own set of guidelines for how artwork should be set up to prevent a delay in production time as well as to get the best quality print possible. Dane Clement will discuss things to consider when creating your artwork so that it will be set up correctly from the start, preventing any bumps in the road when it goes to production.

    Learn about various file formats and which ones work best for various processes, as well as why and how to create vector logos from low-resolution jpg files. Clement will explain how to set up files with the proper dimensions and resolution from the start, to help prevent headaches in the end.

    Dane Clement

    President of Great Dane Graphics

    Dane Clement is president of Great Dane Graphics (a GroupeSTAHL company), whose primary focus is creating quality artwork and training materials for the decorated apparel industry. He also serves as the vice president of creative for GroupeSTAHL. Clement has been speaking and writing for the decorated apparel industry since 2000. He is considered an expert on computer graphics and color separations for textile screen printing, dye sublimation, digital direct-to-garment, and heat-applied graphics. He is the author of T-Shirt Artwork Simplified, a how-to-book on creating artwork for decorating apparel in Adobe and Corel formats.

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  • How to Use the PPAI Corporate Responsibility Website to Your Advantage

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/09/2016

    Are you overwhelmed by the volume of product safety information and unsure where to find information related to social and environmental responsibility? PPAI has the tools and resources you need to make sense of all the rules, regulations and expectations.

    Join Tim Brown for this session on how to use the PPAI Corporate Responsibility website. Are you overwhelmed by the volume of product safety information and unsure where to find information related to social and environmental responsibility? PPAI has the tools and resources you need to make sense of all the rules, regulations and expectations. We have developed materials that break down the complex regulations in manageable and understandable guides. This webinar will show you how to get the most out of PPAI's Corporate Responsibility website so that you can efficiently meet your obligations while staying focused on your day-to-day business. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Tim Brown, MAS

    Executive Director - Operations

    Tim Brown, MAS is the Executive Director - Operations at Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).

    Tim is the former product responsibility manager for PPAI. In 2013 he brought his background in supplier relations, sourcing, and vendor compliance to his role at PPAI with the intent of driving member advocacy and communicating the product responsibility subject throughout the industry. Brown worked at Cintas Promotional Products, as the supplier relationship manager where he implemented industry leading supplier management best practices. He has served on the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Distributor Advocacy Council, as well as on the board of directors for Tri-State Promotional Products Association (TSPPA) as the 2012 president. He also served as a member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG). Because of his leading efforts in product safety and supply chain best practices, he was named one of the 2012 PPB Rising Stars.

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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

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    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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  • Expo 2016: Stirring Your Creative Mojo: Ideas To Improve Marketing Quality And Sales

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Ready or not, we are constantly faced with on-the-spot decisions or opportunities that call for quick creative thought. Far too many times we become our own worst enemy when we tell ourselves,

    Join Tee Hamilton for this session on stirring your creativity. Ready or not, we are constantly faced with on-the-spot decisions or opportunities that call for quick creative thought. Far too many times we become our own worst enemy when we tell ourselves,

    Tee Hamilton

    Artist/designer for CreativeAlchemy

    Tee Hamilton is a Florida based artist/designer providing design and marketing services to the Promotional Product Industry through her company CreativeAlchemy. Her work ranges from illustration, product design, graphic design, branding/brand management, media/technology design and development, copy/script writing, and marketing. For several years she has also worked very closely with many different Promotional industry Regionals such as SAAC, SAAGNY, PPAF, MIPPA and OPPA, and is a Promokitchen.com Chef.

    Before working in the Promotional Products Industry, Tee lived 11 years in Australia. She worked as a senior designer/art director for one of Australia's largest web/software firms, Sausage Interactive – working on projects for companies such as Telsta, Ansett Airlines, Grand Prix Racing, and as well for the Dalai Lama's tour of Australia. She had also designed over 300 toys for Skansen Giftware - Most notable was the popular line of collectable plush bears “Beanie Kids”, Australia's most popular collectable toy. She created toys for Hungry Jacks/Burger King, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and much more! Her work has been published in books, magazines and websites by many notable publishers such as Scholastic, Andrews McMeel, Lonely Planet, Universal Press Syndicate, Disney, and Barbie Magazine to name a few. Tee illustrated one of the first interactive comic series “AnimalHood” for VivoMoco in Australia which was a finalist for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Best Children's Award.

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    1.5 Point