Keynote Luncheon

This year's PPAI Expo Keynote Luncheons promise to be an enriching experience for all in attendance. Join us to celebrate the promotional products industry, enjoy a delicious meal and learn something new you can use in your day-to-day life. The Keynote Luncheons will go beyond the business of promotional products and focus on how you can improve yourself and your career while keeping your business competitive in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Session Fees: $55 Members/$110 Nonmembers
CAS/MAS Points: MAS-1

Speaker: David Avrin, President, The Visibility Coach

It's Not Who You Know, It's Who Knows You! - How To Build Your Business By Building Your Brand
With so many choices confronting your prospective customers and clients, the question is: Why should they choose you? In his eye-opening, energetic and entertaining signature-presentation, internationally-renowned business marketing speaker and expert David Avrin – The Visibility Coach, will reveal what it truly takes to recognize and promote your true competitive advantage while building a category-leading brand identity. Based on the lessons in his breakout book: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! (©Classified Press) David Avrin’s engaging business marketing presentation will leave you with a new perspective of what it takes to stand out and a head full of new ideas and actionable strategies to become top-of-mind with your top prospects.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time: 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Session Fees: $55.00 Members/$110 Nonmembers

CAS/MAS Points: MAS-1

Mark Graham In Conversation With Norm Hullinger - A Look Inside The Industry's First Billion Dollar Company
In this special fireside chat, Mark Graham (commonsku, PromoKitchen, RIGHTSLEEVE) will sit down with Norm Hullinger (CEO, alphabroder) to uncover the ups and downs of running the industry's largest company. We'll explore themes as wide ranging as the state of the apparel sector, industry consolidation, how Alibaba and Amazon are changing how we buy wearables as well as Norm's rituals and routines for managing an organization that spans the globe with thousands of partners and employees.  This is the first time Norm has spoken publicly about these issues. The format will be real and honest. Mark will ask a range of questions that will get at what's really at stake for our industry as seen through the eyes of one of the most influential companies in our industry today.


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