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Keynote Luncheon: 5 Steps To Make The Impossible Possible

  • Starts: January 13, 2020 11:30 AM
  • Ends: January 13, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, Level 2
  • Member Fee: $55.00
  • PPAI Associate Fee: $110.00
Sponsored by:

Ben Nemtin is on a mission to achieve the unthinkable. From playing basketball with Former President Obama to streaking on a soccer field, raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to strive for greatness. Ben weaves the compelling story of how The Buried Life grew from 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper into a global movement of millions and skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives.

Ben’s message of radical possibility combined with his “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible” leaves audiences not only inspired but also equipped to tackle the seemingly impossible. Ben’s system of achieving any impossible goal demystifies daunting tasks and turns dreams into projects by creating a digestible pathway to success. Mediocre is crowded: raise your bar and surprise yourself.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why prioritizing personal goals is vital to your wellbeing, the wellbeing of those around you and your career
  • How to unbury your dreams and keep them unburied
  • Identifying the most important dream in your life and taking actionable steps toward it
  • Identifying the No. 1 thing that holds people back from accomplishing their dreams
  • How to accomplish seemingly impossible goals
  • Identifying the No. 1 regret people have at the end of their life and ensuring you do not have the same regret

Power Keynote: Making An Impact

  • Starts: January 13, 2020 2:30 PM
  • Ends: January 13, 2020 4:15 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, Level 2
  • Cost: Free To Attend

We live in an era of astounding technology, instant information and rampant social networking. Despite the epidemic advances that ushered in a new millennium, cultural critics argue that society has never been shallower in communication and more superficial in appearance. Dr. Rigsby argues that for many organizations, appearance—or what he refers to as impression—has become the new corporate wardrobe. We invite you to rediscover what is important and meaningful, not only in your professional career but in your personal life as well. Join Dr. Rigsby as he shares the wisdom of past generations that will inspire, motivate and empower you to make an impact rather than an impression.

General Session: Unleash Your Potential

  • Starts: January 14, 2020 8:00 AM
  • Ends: January 14, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, Level 2
  • Cost: Free To Attend
Sponsored By:

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word– a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. She shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Formerly Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.

In her presentation at The PPAI Expo, "Unleash Your Potential," Fletcher outlines the five-step process to unleashing your potential and achieving peak performance.  

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Move forward purposefully towards goals of your own making
  • Create lasting change and recover from adversity faster
  • Maximize your energy and execute against key priorities

Keynote Luncheon: PPAI Association Update

  • Starts: January 15, 2020 12:00 PM
  • Ends: January 15, 2020 1:30 PM
  • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J, Level 2
  • Cost: Free To Attend

Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, Ira Neaman, 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.


Interested In Being A Presenter At The PPAI Expo In 2021?

Call for proposals for The PPAI Expo 2021 are open through February 28, 2020. Notice of selection will be sent out by July 13, 2020.