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The Coronavirus: A Conversation With Leading Global ExpertsContains 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
Expo 2020: Rising of Industry Consolidation And Private EquityContains 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.
Expo 2020: Association UpdateContains 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.
Expo 2020: Forging Ahead With Strategic ForesightContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/12/2020
Are you a seasoned distributor that is starting to plan 10 years out? Have you finished reading the Strategic Foresight Playbook, and feel ready to start putting together a plan for the future? In this session Dennis Klum will explain how to take the next steps in making your company more resilient for the future. This session will provide a guide to which action items start conversations within your company and the areas to focus on implementing first.
Product Responsibility Summit 2019: Intellectual PropertyContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
What does it really take to protect your intellectual property and defend your rights? Copyrights, trademarks, patents abound – the tangible creations we humans want to protect from infringement and misuse are virtually endless. Lessons learned from a real-life experience will make you better prepared should you need to defend your IP rights.
Expo East 2019: Apparel Trends, Challenges & Opportunities For 2019Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Be one step ahead by preparing for new products that will meet customers’ demands. Many factors influence the styles, colors, fabrics and materials that clients will request this year. This session with Colleen Hartigan will help you take advantage of every opportunity by sharing the newest trends, color pallets and exciting advancements in apparel technology. 2019 promises to be full of opportunities for apparel manufacturers, suppliers and decorators.
How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision Impacts the Promotional Products IndustryContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/20/2019
What was the decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair and what does this ruling mean for businesses? Which states do I have to collect sales tax for and when do I have to start collecting? What are some options for complying with the numerous state and local sales tax collection requirements? Receive answers to these questions and more during this webinar delivered by Craig Johnson, executive director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board and Patrick J. Reynolds and Fred Nicely from the Council on State Taxation, an organization comprised of some of the largest multistate businesses nationwide.
Expo 2019: Keynote Luncheon: PPAI Association UpdateContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/16/2019
Join Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI chair of the board, Brittany David, CAS incoming chair of the PPAI board and Paul Bellantone, CAE president and CEO of PPAI 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. Pre-registration and a ticket are required to attend this session. The first 150 people who register will be provided a complimentary lunch. Tickets to attend (no meal provided) will be available for any attendee.
Expo 2019: Introduction To The Strategic Foresight PlaybookContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/14/2019
Strategic foresight offers the promise of continued business growth in a world of uncertainty. Whether yours is a small shop looking to grow beyond your current set of customers or a larger organization faced with ever-increasing demands for growth, strategic foresight can help. Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Anne Stone for coffee and this thought-provoking session. They will provide an introduction to the Strategic Foresight Playbook and discuss the new playbook’s real-world applications.
Expo 2019: Leading The Strategic Organizational Change ProcessContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/14/2019
Ryan Sauers leads this session in which attendees will examine principles and applications of strategic planning and organization structure. It will overview key features of organizational environments and competitive situations: identifying, developing, selecting and implementing strategy; what a strategic vision is; and what it looks like when all parts of an organization buy into the strategy.
How The Section 301 Tariffs Are Affecting The Promotional Products IndustryContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/04/2018
PPAI has enlisted the help of an experienced trade counsel to translate the Section 301 tariff list into a plain language guide about the items that are on the list. The third group of products that were named in the Section 301 investigation listed several items that are prevalent in the promotional products industry, specifically. This session will offer an in-depth look at the products listed and offer best practices for managing the effect of the tariffs.
Country Risk Assessments In Responsible SourcingContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/31/2018
Are there any practical steps for responsible sourcing and ensuring compliance with the new rules surrounding social responsibility? Yes! This session will cover the realities and challenges of managing social responsibility obligations and help inform key decisions about partnerships and sourcing. This course qualifies as an elective under the Product Safety Aware Program. This webinar will focus on product safety, identifying hazards, product responsibility resources, and an overview on recalls and compliance standards.
Tech Summit 2018: Creating Value In A Transformational WorldContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/15/2018
Today we live in quickly changing times. Just a decade ago, smartphones were just emerging, and we were far from ideas such as connected homes, AI and other things that have rapidly emerged as faces of technology. In this era dominated by technology we will face even greater changes affecting the way we work, live and plan our lives. It will also cause a dramatic change in the things we are passionate about. To help explain the main forces that shape this era, including key technologies, keynote speaker Ian Khan will share how the promotional industry will change as cryptocurrency, connected devices and smart cities gain traction with consumers, while providing inspirational, insightful and actionable strategies that are a must for personal and business success.
NALC 2018: Leading With InnovationContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/14/2018
Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent their products, processes and enterprises to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow's world and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context.
NALC 2018: Pink Goldfish StrategyContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/13/2018
True differentiation in business is rare. We are now living in an age of equivalency. Business leaders need to find ways to stand out. This keynote will cover the seven principles of the F.L.A.W.S.O.M. strategy in order to defy the ordinary, exploit imperfection and captivate your customers. Attendees will learn actionable ways to achieve competitive separation in the marketplace.
NALC 2018: Automation & AI: How To Leverage Technology To Create A More Profitable IndustryContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/13/2018
In this session we will uncover opportunities where technology can replace expensive human touch, enabling people to add more value. By laying out touchpoints across the supply chain we will highlight opportunities for introducing tools such as automation and AI.
WLC 2018: State of the IndustryContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/25/2018
Dale Denham, MAS+, Charirman of the Board of PPAI will present State of the Industry update covering the current and key issues and opportunities facing the promotional products industry and the association.
MAS: The Changing Landscape Of The Promotional Products IndustryContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/23/2018
Join Larry Cohen for this session on the industry's changing landscape. What does the future hold for the promotional products industry? A convergence of factors—changing demographics, shifting consumer behaviors, new technologies—is transforming industries and redefining competitive advantage. The pace of change is only accelerating and will undoubtedly require businesses to adapt to a new and different landscape. Come hear about the trends that are likely to influence and reshape our industry in the coming years, and prepare your business for the changes ahead.
Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) PackageContains 16 Product(s)
The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following: Have a current CAS Certification Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes Complete 35 MAS elective credits Re-certification every three years (by earning 25 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application)
Tech Summit 2017: An Integrated IndustryContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
The industry is on the verge of an integration breakout; some may call it an arms race. We all hope that the future of the Promotional Products Industry is a utopian integrated industry where suppliers, distributors and service providers seamlessly exchange meaningful data. This panel focuses on where we are now, where we need to be and how we can get there. Join panelist: Eric Shonebarger, CIO Hit Promotional Products, Eric Natinsky CEO SAGE, Eric Alessi, CEO Essent, Dan Kroymann, Director Information Technology, Staples Promotional Products. Moderated by Jon Norris, VP of Operations, Starline.
Tech Summit 2017: Creating A Technology Road MapContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
As leaders, we are frequently challenged to balance our tactical responsibilities with our strategic ones. Our days get swallowed up in a never-ending cycle of reacting to the immediate problems and short term needs of our business. If we can make time to do strategic work, what should we do with that time? Building a Technology Strategy Roadmap enables you to have strategic conversations with your business partners about what their plans are and enables you to determine how technology will support them for the next 3-5 years. During this session, we’ll go through the most common steps IT leaders take to engage with their business partners to define and document a Technology Strategy Roadmap.
NALC 2017: Strategic Foresight: The Art And Science Of Looking Into The Future For Business AdvantageContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join Seth Kahan as he describes how organizations can proactively prepare for the future, positioning themselves for success. Kahan will identify methods for gathering and assessing emerging trends for competitive advantage by providing a Strategic Foresight framework that covers building your own “brain trust,” properly scoping the effort to benefit your business, activities that collect relevant information, and processes for both analyzing and applying what you learn. Gain practical tactics for generating insight into influential business trends, projecting how they might affect your organization, and learn how to leverage trends to position your organization for a favorable or superior business position in tomorrow's market, both in the short and medium term.
NALC 2017: Putting Strategic Foresight To Work In Your OrganizationContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Seth Kahan will lead you through hands-on application of Strategic Foresight, applying it directly to your organization. He will provide tools you can put to work to identify disruptions and emerging trends, show you how to scale these tools to fit your budget and scope, and work with you to target them where it makes the most sense for you. Hand-outs and techniques will be shared. Kahan will work with participants to understand what they can do immediately, how to create short term wins, what success looks like and how to ensure you continuously stay abreast of emerging trends you can exploit for your business benefit.
Expo 2016: Strategic Planning For Companies Big And SmallContains 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.
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