PPAI SPARK events are designed with the next generation in mind. SPARK’s targeted education, social responsibility and networking opportunities help young professionals in the promotional products industry further their careers while engaging with, and learning from their peers.
SPARK 2019 ConferenceContains 2 Component(s)
Join us for the SPARK Conference July 17-19, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina! SPARK is the industry's conference designed by young professionals for young professionals in the promotional products industry. SPARK delivers education and networking opportunities for 80 practitioners who are at the beginning stages of their careers in the promotional products industry. The conference’s programming focused on creating an educational event that has a positive impact on attendees, getting them to think creatively and helping them network and learn from their peers.
SPARK 2018: Hustle LifestyleContains 4 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 08/24/2018
Join Robbie Goldsmith for this 30-minute session, during which he will share how he hustled his way through his ‘20s, and built two companies worth over $1 million dollars by employing 10 Millennials. In this session, attendees will learn how to start from zero, how to manage Millennials, and how to work smarter.
SPARK 2018: The Shifting Environment Of SalesContains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 08/17/2018
The ever-changing nature of sales pushes our industry forward and forces salespeople and companies to evolve. Long gone are the days when product selling provided a strong bottom line. Today, effective salespeople differentiate themselves through consultative selling, adding value through increased understanding. But, if you are not looking forward, you are likely to fall behind.
SPARK 2018: Change Is The Only ConstantContains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 08/10/2018
Change is all around us – we are changing all the time. We change our minds. Our circumstances change. The people and world around us change. Everyone has a different threshold for change. So, when change happens, what is your response? Join Julie Kwan as she presents an approach to help you stay fully present in times of change and to take ownership of your part in that change.
SPARK 2018: Be The Culture Change You Wish To SeeContains 4 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 08/08/2018
In this short session, Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS will explain through case studies how to help push the industry through company culture change for the next generation.
SPARK 2017: The M Word In Real LifeContains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 10/02/2017
Chris Sinclair, co-founder and VP of Brand Blvd, will challenge the concepts of leadership, coaching and team building, with a specific focus on the young professional experience. Sinclair will speak to some universally flawed beliefs and practices, sharing personal experiences and lessons he has learned as a Millennial, a boss and an “accidental expert” on culture.
SPARK 2017: Making Your Mark!Contains 4 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 09/14/2017
Please join Mary Ellen Harden, president of supplier company Wall Street Greetings, for this session on negotiating and other things you can’t learn in a textbook, relationships, the key to business success get yourself in the game so your voice can be heard, and feeding your passions.
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