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On-Demand Webinars

PPAI delivers the best-of-the-best in online learning opportunities to thousands in the promotional products industry. The PPAI Online Education platform is a growing database of hundreds of live recorded sessions and on-demand webinars, offering a wide range of content: marketing and advertising, business management, corporate responsibility, sales, technology, social media, decorate, small business solutions, etc.

PPAI Online Education can be accessed anytime and from anywhere. All on-demand webinars are complimentary to PPAI Members and members also receive discounts off on-demand PPAI event recordings.

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  • The Coronavirus: A Conversation With Leading Global Experts

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is the coronavirus and why is it spreading so quickly? How might my business be affected? Can the virus be transmitted on products shipped from China? How will the virus affect transportation? When will it be safe to travel to China? Get access to a trio of the world's top experts who can answer these questions and many others on the health, government policy and business implications of this critical global issue. Panel of Experts: • Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health • Dr. Mary Gallagher, Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center For Chinese Studies, University of Michigan • Peter Martin, Vice Chairman, FocusPoint International Crisis Management Facilitated by: Jonathan Isaacson, CEO, Gemline

    What is the coronavirus and why is it spreading so quickly? How might my business be affected? Can the virus be transmitted on products shipped from China? How will the virus affect transportation? When will it be safe to travel to China?

    Get access to a trio of the world's top experts who can answer these questions and many others on the health, government policy and business implications of this critical global issue. 

    Panel of Experts: 

    • Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health
    • Dr. Mary Gallagher, Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center For Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
    • Peter Martin, Vice Chairman, FocusPoint International Crisis Management

    Facilitated by: Jonathan Isaacson, CEO, Gemline

    Jonathan G. Isaacson

    CEO

    Jonathan G. Isaacson is the CEO of Gemline, a top 20, multiple award-winning supplier of bags, business accessories, stationary, and gifts to the Promotional Products market.  It has its primary operation in Lawrence Massachusetts, with a technical facility in Shenzhen, China.

    Mr. Isaacson is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrence General Hospital where he sits on several committees and chairs the Governance committee.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Lawrence Partnership, the Global Council at Junior Achievement, the Parent Leadership Council at Harvey Mudd College, and he is an advisor to the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan School of Engineering.

    Mr. Isaacson has served on the Board of the Young Presidents' Organization of New England in many roles including Chapter Chair. He has also served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Promotional Products Association and the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group. In 2008, he was named The Counselor Magazine's International Person of the Year.

    Dr. Joseph Eisenberg

    Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan

    Dr. Eisenberg is the John G. Searle endowed Chair and Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Dr.  Eisenberg received his PhD in Bioengineering in the joint University of California, Berkeley/University of California, San Francisco program, and an MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Eisenberg studies infectious disease epidemiology with a focus on waterborne and vectorborne diseases. His broad research interests, global and domestic, integrate theoretical work in developing disease transmission models and empirical work in designing and conducting epidemiology studies. He is especially interested in the environmental determinants of infectious diseases. 

    Dr. Mary Gallagher

    Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

    Mary Gallagher is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, where she is also the Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and a faculty associate at the Center for Comparative Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. Her research areas are Chinese politics, comparative politics of transitional and developing states, and law and society. The underlying question that drives her research in all of these areas is whether the development of markets is linked to the sequential development of democratic politics and legal rationality. Put simply, she is interested in the relationships between capitalism, law and democracy. Her empirical research in China is used to explore these larger theoretical questions. 

    Peter Martin

    Vice Chairman, FocusPoint International Crisis Management

    Peter Martin is the President & CEO of AFIMAC Global, a company which for more than 30 years, has offered emergency response, strike security, travel risk management and other elite security services to image conscious companies across the globe. AFIMAC prides itself on partnering with their clients to protect people and property both during times of crisis and regular business operations.

     As an international security practitioner, Mr. Martin has worked extensively in both the North American and overseas markets for over 20 years. Beyond his experience in the international security industry, he is a recognized subject matter expert in crisis management, use of force, threat/risk assessment and personal and physical security measures.

     As a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on a variety of security related issues, Mr. Martin advocates the importance of detailed risk analysis and proactive measures to enhance corporate and personal safety.

     In addition to his work at AFIMAC, Mr. Martin previously held a Partial Load Professor status teaching Advanced Security Management and Security Law in a leading College's Graduate Studies Program.

     Mr. Martin is a Graduate of Niagara Colleges Law & Security Administration Program with Honors, holds both an advanced certification in Corporate Finance from the New York Institute of Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions from the International Investment Banking Institute, and is current enrolled in Harvard’s Executive Education Program. Mr. Martin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Manufacturing Association, the Steering Committee for the International Security Foundation through the U.S. Department of State and is an active member of the Global Security Advisory Group through Washington’s Center for Strategic International Studies. He also maintains active memberships in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Overseas Security Advisory Council and the Association of Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals.

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  • California’s New Independent Contractor Rules

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar presented by Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP from Affinity HR Group will outline new legislation in California addressing the “employment status” of workers, specifically independent contractors. The session will cover basic assumptions of the law as well as implications of re-classifying employees/independent contractors and penalties for mis-classifying employees/independent contractors. This webinar will not offer legal advice.

    This webinar presented by Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP from Affinity HR Group will outline new legislation in California addressing the “employment status” of workers, specifically independent contractors. The session will cover basic assumptions of the law as well as implications of re-classifying employees/independent contractors and penalties for mis-classifying employees/independent contractors. This webinar will not offer legal advice.

    Paige McAllister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    VP of Compliance for Affinity HR Group

    Paige McAllister has been with Affinity HR Group for over 6 years, currently serving as the VP of Compliance for Affinity HR Group, heading up their compliance division.  In this role, as during much of her 20+ year career in Human Resources, Paige counsels clients on compliance issues such as employee issues, legal updates and their implications, handbook creation and revisions, and HR practices review. Her clients are in various industries, of varying sizes, and across multiple states. Paige’s previous experience includes serving as an internal HR Manager so she understands the sensitivities in dealing with employees in the real business world.  Paige spent several years as an HR consultant in a PEO serving thousand of clients in a diverse range of industries in all 50 states.

    Paige has earned SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, demonstrating her strategic-level experience and knowledge in the HR field. Paige’s degree in psychology and MBA further round out her ability to understand the people side of business and the business of managing people.

    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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  • Branding: Not Just Icing On A Cupcake

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/30/2020

    In this webinar, Sara Webb with InTandem Promotions will be sharing tips and tricks that she has learned over the past 20 years on branding. Not only has she worked as a sales professional within the industry, but also for her own organization, building it to a multi-million-dollar business. Start 2020 with a plan, fresh ideas and a different approach to branding yourself, your organization and your business. You'll discover that branding is not just icing on a cupcake!

    In this webinar, Sara Webb with InTandem Promotions will be sharing tips and tricks that she has learned over the past 20 years on branding. Not only has she worked as a sales professional within the industry, but also for her own organization, building it to a multi-million-dollar business. Start 2020 with a plan, fresh ideas and a different approach to branding yourself, your organization and your business. You'll discover that branding is not just icing on a cupcake!

    Sara Webb

    Owner - InTandem Promotions

    Sara Webb has more than 20 years of industry experience. With previous experiences as a buyer in a completely different industry, she became hooked on promotional products and its possibilities for branding organizations. In 1999, Sara began working in the promotional product industry where her true love for this industry flourished. 

    In 2013, Sara built InTandem Promotions. In her words, “Ever since I can remember, I have been a juggler. Juggling activities, career, family, friends and volunteering. I have learned through all of this juggling that I can do it myself. But it's far easier (not to mention more fun) to juggle with a partner.” And it was on that premise that the InTandem Promotions brand was created.     In owning InTandem, Sara has built not only a personal brand but also the brand of her organization. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences in developing as well as continually building the InTandem Brand Story.

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  • Expo 2020: Refueling Passion & Preserving Motivation

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    As a business owner, you face many challenges that threaten to veer you off track from achieving your end goals. Whether those goals mean expansion, a rise in sales or merging with bigger businesses, it’s important to stay motivated and keep your end game in view. In this session, Kimberly Fulford will talk about what she has done to stay motivated, her experience as a woman in a leadership position and how she has participated with owners while significantly changing their business or business model. You will leave with insight about how to refuel passion within yourself and your business, how to preserve motivation during your career, and about Fulford’s experience as a woman working in the industry.

    As a business owner, you face many challenges that threaten to veer you off track from achieving your end goals. Whether those goals mean expansion, a rise in sales or merging with bigger businesses, it’s important to stay motivated and keep your end game in view. In this session, Kimberly Fulford will talk about what she has done to stay motivated, her experience as a woman in a leadership position and how she has participated with owners while significantly changing their business or business model. You will leave with insight about how to refuel passion within yourself and your business, how to preserve motivation during your career, and about Fulford’s experience as a woman working in the industry.

    Kimberly Fulford

    Senior Vice President, Owner Success - AIA Corporation

    They say variety is the spice of life, and Kimberly Fulford believe it’s also the foundation for a successful career. Fulford is the senior vice president, owner success with AIA Corporation. She is a lifelong learner who’s always seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge and skill set. For more than 25 years, she has experienced all sides of the business—from sales to operations to merchandising to marketing—working her way up through the ranks. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 corporation, mid-size company or small business, Fulford has been involved in just about every aspect.

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  • Expo 2020: Increase Your Corporate Gift Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    Corporate customers are increasingly requesting retail brands. In this session you’ll learn how corporate gifts can grow your business with current customers, how to sell retail brands and overcome pricing issues, where to find corporate gift suppliers, types of corporate gift programs and how to find the right contacts within your current accounts.

    Corporate customers are increasingly requesting retail brands. In this session you’ll learn how corporate gifts can grow your business with current customers, how to sell retail brands and overcome pricing issues, where to find corporate gift suppliers, types of corporate gift programs and how to find the right contacts within your current accounts.

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM

    Vice President, GC Incentive

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM, is GC Incentive’s vice president of marketing and sales operations and has spent more than 20 years working with clients and partners on their incentive and recognition program rewards. Prior to joining GC in 2015, Mielke led integrated sales and marketing teams to success in large national companies such as Staples and Omaha Steaks. A strong advocate for the incentive industry, Mielke is president emeritus of the Incentive Marketing Association and past president of the Incentive Gift Card Council. She currently serves on the board of the Incentive and Engagement Solutions Providers council, where she has also served as president. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with additional education at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Ferris State University and Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. She writes and speaks about the incentive and recognition industry whenever she can and educates international professional development students at the University of Nebraska Omaha who are fascinated and inspired by incentives and recognition in U.S. businesses.

    Lore Rincon

    Sales Manager, Continental Premium Corporation

    Lore Rincon serves as Sales Manager at Continental Premium Corporation, a manufacturers sales representative firm who specializes in brand name merchandise. As an 18 year veteran of the incentive industry she takes pride in working with customers to place brand name merchandise in corporate gift, employee reward and customer loyalty programs. As a passionate ambassador of brand name merchandise, Lore has participated in several industry panel discussions and moderated education sessions. She currently serves on the Incentive Manufacturers & Representative Alliance (IMRA) board as Past President.

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  • Expo 2020: Marketing & Promo Come To Life!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    Imagine your promotional products stirring conversation and engagement for your business. For the first time, promotional products can communicate directly with end users, providing an even more unique experience without compromising the look and feel of the merchandise. This is done by adding an invisible digital layer to merchandise that consumers can access using a mobile device. By placing a phone nearby or over a designated area of the merchandise, it invokes a one-of-a-kind, interactive brand experience, turning the phone into a magic wand, of sorts. The experience can occur without requiring consumers to download a mobile app, and no battery source is required. Join Ahmer Beg as he describes this new storytelling opportunity for our industry that enables your promotional goods to take brand reach a step further, collecting surveys and consumer data, and running marketing campaigns. Get to know your customers and engage with them directly through your merchandise. Welcome to the digital transformation of promotional products that bridges the physical and digital worlds together.

    Imagine your promotional products stirring conversation and engagement for your business. For the first time, promotional products can communicate directly with end users, providing an even more unique experience without compromising the look and feel of the merchandise. This is done by adding an invisible digital layer to merchandise that consumers can access using a mobile device. By placing a phone nearby or over a designated area of the merchandise, it invokes a one-of-a-kind, interactive brand experience, turning the phone into a magic wand, of sorts. The experience can occur without requiring consumers to download a mobile app, and no battery source is required. Join Ahmer Beg as he describes this new storytelling opportunity for our industry that enables your promotional goods to take brand reach a step further, collecting surveys and consumer data, and running marketing campaigns. Get to know your customers and engage with them directly through your merchandise. Welcome to the digital transformation of promotional products that bridges the physical and digital worlds together.

    Ahmer Beg

    President, Authentic or Not

    Ahmer Beg is the President of Authentic Or Not and specialized in digital transformation technologies. He created a patented technology that adds intelligence to products and packaging. A computer engineering degree and technical background with a focus on business strategy has allowed him to introduce the concept of a 'digital personality' on merchandise to audiences globally. Ahmer had been selected as a Canadian delegate to showcase technology with the government on trips overseas, and the winner of the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation Award. As a thought leader, he has presented on the topic of digital transformation of merchandise at numerous events and Universities around the world.

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  • Expo 2020: Rising of Industry Consolidation And Private Equity

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    With the rise of consolidation and private equities within the promotional products industry, and more specifically on the manufacturing side of the industry, it is time to examine whether these changes are helping or hurting the industry. In this session, Matt Gresge, CEO of AIA, will share his thoughts on the increasing role of private equity, the increasing rate of consolidation and the role of technology within the industry as we move forward.

    With the rise of consolidation and private equities within the promotional products industry, and more specifically on the manufacturing side of the industry, it is time to examine whether these changes are helping or hurting the industry. In this session, Matt Gresge, CEO of AIA, will share his thoughts on the increasing role of private equity, the increasing rate of consolidation and the role of technology within the industry as we move forward.

    Matt Gresge

    CEO, AIA

    Matthew Gresge is an entrepreneur, respected leader and a seasoned sales expert with more than 25 years of executive-level leadership experience in advancing companies and growing profits in the business services industry. Gresge possesses a deep understanding of growing independent distributor networks and has long track record of delivering results for customers, suppliers and stockholders. As the CEO of AIA, he is responsible for the satisfaction of AIA's distributors, growing AIA's network of distributors, leading the industry's best team of service providers, overseeing the development and execution of high impact sales and marketing programs that support distributor sales growth and ensuring AIA provides distributors with market leading technology solutions.

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  • Expo 2020: Association Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, Ira Neaman, MAS, incoming chair of the PPAI Board of Directors and Brittany David, MAS, chair of the PPAI board, for this town hall-style meeting covering current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. The presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value as well as to protect and grow the industry.

    Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, Ira Neaman, MAS,  incoming chair of the PPAI Board of Directors and Brittany David, MAS, chair of the PPAI board, for this town hall-style meeting covering current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. The presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value as well as to protect and grow the industry.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Brittany David, MAS

    Vice President of Sales, PPAI Board Chair

    Brittany David, MAS, vice president of sales at West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, is a 10-year veteran of the promotional products industry. She has been with SnugZ USA for five years. Prior to that, she was the trade show management services manager at SAGE Quick Technologies Inc. in Addison, Texas. David is currently serving on the PPAI Board of Directors and Expo East Advisory Board, is board liaison to the Supplier Committee and member of the Power Meeting advisory group, and continues to serve as co-chair of the PPAF Expo Committee for the third consecutive year. She also volunteers for the Utah Food Bank, Primary Children's Hospital and various community service projects with the SnugZ GiveZ community service committee.


    Ira Neaman, MAS

    Founder and President, Vangtage Apparel

    Ira Neaman,CAS, founder and president of Avenel, New Jersey, supplier Vantage Apparel, has joined the PPAI Board of Directors, effective immediately, to fill the seat vacated by Lori Kates, who has stepped down. He was appointed by PPAI Board Chair Dale Denham, MAS+, and approved by the board to fill the remainder of Kates's term, which ends at The PPAI Expo 2022. Neaman graduated from Syracuse University in 1974 and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard in 1976. He founded Vantage in 1977. An active volunteer in the promotional products industry for more than 40 years, Neaman has served on several PPAI committees, including the Leadership Advisory Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Marketing and Research Committee, as well as the Promotional Products Education Foundation Board and several industry task forces. In 2002, he became the inaugural recipient of the PPAI Education Lifetime Achievement Award, and Counselor magazine named him its Person of the Year in 2003 and has included him in its Power 50 since 2008.

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  • Expo 2020: Corporate Social Responsibility Panel: More Than Buzz Words

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    This session will be a panel discussion on the give-first economy, giveback marketing programs and venture philanthropy-but no matter how you phrase it, the topic of corporate social responsibility makes a positive impact on companies and communities as a whole. More and more buyers of promotional products and consumer goods have an innate desire to connect with brands that are committed to social causes and a genuine story to back their commitment. Distributors and suppliers have unique selling opportunities when adding cause marketing outcomes to the relationship, and successful execution of this makes a difference when end buyers decide on a product.

    This session will be a panel discussion on the give-first economy, giveback marketing programs and venture philanthropy-but no matter how you phrase it, the topic of corporate social responsibility makes a positive impact on companies and communities as a whole. More and more buyers of promotional products and consumer goods have an innate desire to connect with brands that are committed to social causes and a genuine story to back their commitment. Distributors and suppliers have unique selling opportunities when adding cause marketing outcomes to the relationship, and successful execution of this makes a difference when end buyers decide on a product.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Danny Rosin, CAS

    Co-owner

    Danny Rosin, CAS, is co-owner of Brand Fuel, Inc. and an executive board member at PPAI. He serves on the boards of The American Marketing Association Triangle Chapter, Arc Benders and A Place at The Table, a “pay what you can” café. He is the co-founder of Band Together, a nonprofit that has donated $10 million to 18 unique nonprofits through live music experiences. Rosin is also the co-founder of PromoKitchen, PromoCares and Reciprocity Road. He has served as president of Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP) and volunteered on many PPAI committees. Rosin is a tireless community builder who likes to start organizations and do the important work of things that matter. He is married with two daughters who are 12 and 14 and has come to grips with the idea that well-behaved women rarely make history.

    Jeremy Lott

    President

    Today, as President of the family-owned business, Jeremy works in partnership with his father, Marty and his brother, Jordan. Over the years Jeremy learned the business from the inside out, from pulling orders to purchasing. After college and a stint studying in Hong Kong, he launched his career as an analyst for investment bank Piper Jaffray's technology team. Jeremy moved to Chicago in 2001 to earn his MBA, and then joined SanMar full-time. Adding strategy to vision, he continues to steward the company toward long-term growth and health. Proud of the opportunities given to so many tenured staff members to thrive, he often spends time "table-hopping" at the company's on-site café. He learns a lot during those casual conversations because, he says, employees have the pulse on what's really going on in their arenas. The father of six young children, Jeremy discovered that a work/life balance holds the key to maximum productivity. He enjoys spending time outdoors — skiing, hiking, boating and generally staying active.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO and cofounder of Fairware

    Denise is (CEO) and Co-founder of Fairware where she is responsible for business development, product sourcing as well as Fairware’s ethical sourcing and sustainability programs. Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the Director of Sustainability and Community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. She is currently working with the B Corp community and leading NGOs advocating for business leaders to take action on climate issues. Denise was a member of ETSY’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, a Board Member with the Green Meeting Industry Council and the past co-chair of Vision Vancouver. She has a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver with her partner, their two boys and lots of bicycles


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  • Expo 2020: Avoiding Scams In 2020

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/12/2020

    The promotional products industry is under attack by a variety of scams headed by people intent on taking your money. Chris Morrissey will discuss the ongoing and growing threat that distributors and suppliers face, and provide you with the knowledge you need to identify and avoid current threats that could hurt you, your employees and even your customers. You will learn about red flags to watch out for and how to identify potential scams; how scammers are impersonating suppliers and distributors, and what that means for them; and how to be proactive with customers to help avoid possible scam issues that may arise.

    The promotional products industry is under attack by a variety of scams headed by people intent on taking your money. Chris Morrissey will discuss the ongoing and growing threat that distributors and suppliers face, and provide you with the knowledge you need to identify and avoid current threats that could hurt you, your employees and even your customers. You will learn about red flags to watch out for and how to identify potential scams; how scammers are impersonating suppliers and distributors, and what that means for them; and how to be proactive with customers to help avoid possible scam issues that may arise.

    Chris Morrissey

    Owner, Proforma Big Dog Branding

    Chris Morrissey is the third-generation owner of family distributorship Morrissey & Associates, now Proforma Big Dog Branding, which was founded as Hastings Advertising in 1955 by PPAI Hall of Famer Ann Morrissey, Chris’s grandmother. Proforma Big Dog Branding is a full-service marketing agency offering promotional products, print, apparel, trade show boots and materials, ecommerce solutions and graphic design, and a 10-time PPAI Pyramid Award winner. Prior to joining the business in 1998, Morrissey spent eight years in corporate theft and fraud investigations where he built and prosecuted more than 2,000 cases. He is passionate about the promotional products industry and wants to do his part to help protect it.

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