An Impressive Education Lineup

The PPAI Expo helps you stay on top of current business trends with an impressive lineup of extraordinary education sessions and speakers. No other event in the industry offers more educational opportunities.

The PPAI Expo 2019 Education Lineup

With more than 100 education sessions available across 11 different tracks, you're sure to find the professional development you need. Use the menu on the left side of the schedule to filter the sessions.

Keynote Luncheon With Mike Rayburn

  • When: January 14, 2019
  • Time: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2
  • Session: What If?
  • Member Fee: $55.00
  • Non Member Fee: $110.00
Sponsored By Booth #1943

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur, Mike uses world-class guitar and hilarious comedy to teach the three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!). They work for anyone. And everyone. Always.

Power Keynote With Connie Podesta

  • When: January 14, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2
  • Session: StandOut Sales
Sponsored By Booth #2247

Connie Podesta is a revenue-building, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, and style have made her one of the most in-demand speakers in the world today. 25 years. Two million people. 1000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. As an award-winning author, she is an expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, life balance and getting your act together. Connie will inspire you to do what it takes to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen your leadership skills and become more profitable, happier and successful than you ever thought possible.

Power Keynote With Scott Stratten

  • When: January 14, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2
  • Session: Un-Marketing; Stop Marketing, Start Engaging.
Sponsored By Booth #2247

As the president of Un-Marketing, Scott Stratten has transformed how corporations like PepsiCo, Century 21, Fidelity and Microsoft do business with radical insights on how to engage better with customers through social and viral marketing. Named a top 5 social media power influencer by Forbes.com, Scott elevates the conversation by putting the focus back on what matters most to current and potential buyers, values like trust, authenticity, relationships and service. With humor, passion and candor, Scott blends real world strategies with memorable stories that will completely change the way you market and sell, for the better.

Opening General Session With David Goggins

  • When: January 15, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 2
  • Session: Stop Talking Yourself Out Of Being Great
Sponsored By Booth # 2713

Early in life, all the odds were stacked against David Goggins. He grew up in an abusive household, barely graduated high school, and struggled with serious health issues. Then things changed. He became a Navy SEAL, the most elite unit in the American military, he is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force tactical air controller training.  A few years later he became one of the greatest endurance athletes in the world. Join David for a crash course in personal accountability and how to go beyond motivation to achieve your personal best.

Keynote Luncheon: PPAI Association Update

  • When: January 16, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J

Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI chair of the board and Brittany David, CAS, incoming 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.

Pre-registration and a ticket are required to attend this session. The first 150 people to arrive will receive a complimentary lunch. After the first 150 attendees, seating will be available but lunch will not be provided.


Recorded Sessions At The PPAI Expo 2018

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