UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Gravity Taphouse and Grille, 3210 Deposit Drive, Grand Rapids

    February 21 Luncheon With The Stars - Gravity Taphouse and Grille, 3210 Deposit Drive, Grand Rapids - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Featuring presentations by: Brett Schaffer - Prime Line, Ashely Grenell - Alphabroder, Rob Lindholm - Fields Manufacturing, Meagan Nedlo - Cutter & Buck and Joe Eberz - Eberz and Associates

    Registration Opening Soon!


    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 12:30 PM

    Wild Wednesday Webinar

    Featuring Chris Piper, VP of Business Development - Proforma

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    12:30 pm ET /11:30 am CT / 10:30 am MT / 9:30 am PT

    “You Can’t Skip This Ad”

    The age of ad avoidance is upon us and ad blocking is becoming increasingly popular among consumers who do not wish their online or television experience to be interrupted by ads.

    During this interactive session, you will hear case studies of what's worked and discover, through proven research, ways to position promotional products effectively with your client's marketing and event campaigns and positioning YOU as a trusted adviser with your client vs. just a product vendor. If your client's brand needs to reach out and connect with new customers, or start a new conversation with existing customers, Promotional Products is the advertising medium that will accomplish it!

    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.

    About Chris: Chris Piper is the Vice President of Business Development at Proforma. Chris has more than 20 years of experience helping independent sales professionals grow their businesses and win enterprise level accounts. In his role with Proforma. Chris helps accelerate the organization’s growth, in part, by coaching Proforma Owners to maximize their business success. Chris has shared his marketing and branding knowledge with companies such as Nike, Intel and various Fortune 500 businesses and universities. Chris currently serves as Chairman on the PPAI Relations and Advocacy committee. He is also the current Oregon Liaison for the Medal of Honor Foundation and Past-President of the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA).

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • Anderson House Office Building Mackinac Room 5th Floor 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48933

    Join the MiPPA delegation as we serve breakfast to your representatives and senators in the state capitol and teach them about your industry and the issues most important to you. Watch for details coming soon.

    Where: Anderson House Office Building

    Mackinac Room 5th Floor

    124 North Capitol Avenue

    Lansing, MI 48933


    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Skyline Club 2000 Town Center Southfield, MI 48075

    The perfect way to learn the ins and outs of the industry from PPAI Hall of Fame industry veteran Paul Kiewiet MAS+. Learn the history, language, culture and channels of distribution in our 23 Billion Dollar Industry. Find out who the players are, what the acronyms mean and what it takes to thrive in the business.

    Where: Skyline Club

    2000 Town Center

    Southfield, MI 48075

    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Skyline Club 2000 Town Center Southfield, MI 48075

    Featuring John Andersen - Showdown Displays, Don Spencer - Fey Promotional Products Group, Deborah Mann - DMannding Results, Regina Harrington - BicGraphic and Tom Kronberger - Chocolate Inn / Lanco.

    Where: Skyline Club - Southfield

    2000 Town Center

    Southfield, MI 48075


    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Wild Wednesday Webinars Presents: Bill Petrie, President of Promo Corner “Brand You! How to Out-Amazon Your Competition”

    • Monday, April 15, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Henry (a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel) • Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn MI 48126
    Register
    The future is ours to create. If we can embrace the massive change surrounding us, anticipate, plan and innovate — we can be the disruptors rather than the disrupted. Join us for our second Michigan Leadership Conference where we gather top thought leaders to discuss and make sense out of our rapidly changing business models.

    Register Now!

    Our 2019 Michigan Leadership Conference will be an experience you will never forget. As our industry faces new competition, consolidation, automation and technological advances, if you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.  We’re here to relieve some of that angst as the top leaders in our association gather to share ideas on how to be the disruptors rather than the disrupted. 

    At The Henry (a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel) just a short distance from the Ford Motor Company headquarters, we will take a look at what innovation really means and how to apply it. In 1903, our industry first organized with the association that would become PPAI. That is also the year that Henry Ford and eleven investors incorporated the Ford Motor Company. Driving Directions


    At the Michigan Leadership Conference, top industry professionals will discuss and share with you the factors that are changing our industries and how you can thrive in the face of massive change through innovation and strategic foresight.



    Monday, April 15:  We’ll be starting with an amazing keynote at 1:30 pm and hearing and sharing until 5 pm.  Shuttles will take us to the Ford Rouge Factory for a reception, tours, theatres, observation deck and a strolling dinner through the “Streets of Detroit” culinary experience. You’ll see how the Automotive Industry and the Manufacturing Segment have innovated and thrived through change. 

    Tuesday, April 16:  After breakfast, we resume with hard-hitting ideas from thought leaders and enjoy lunch and more great content until 3:00 pm. 


    This Special Event is limited to the first 50 registered, so do not delay. Additional details and speaker list will be finalized soon. This is the time and place to ask the difficult questions and face the future with new confidence.

    Register Now!



    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Granite City 699 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    Featuring Tim Hill - Evans Manufacturing, Michael Contreras - ETS Express, Bryan Vaughn - Vantage Apparel, Marsha Brooks - AT Cross and a first round draft pick to be announced.

    • Monday, May 13, 2019
    • Gravity Taphouse and Grille 3210 Deposit Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Exhibitor Registration - Sold Out

    Show Hotel: https://www.countryinns.com/mippa2019

    Member Distributor Registration: Free

    Non-Member Distributor Registration: $100.00

    Client Registration: $15.00 each

    8:30 am - Badge pick-up and on-site registration open

    9:00 am - 10:00 am: Continental and Keynote in the Gardenview Room

    Coffee, tea and breakfast breads. “Meeting Mastery: Getting It Done and Having Fun” with David Sweet.

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Exhibits Open

    12:00pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Learn Presentation in the Gardenview Room. Box lunch and soft drinks.

    “Meeting Mastery: Getting It Done and Having Fun” with David Sweet

    Repeat presentation - please choose to attend only once.

    All Day: Free Admission to the Gardens and Sculpture Park

    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Traverse City Country Club 1725 S Union St Traverse City, MI 49684

    Traverse City Country Club - See twenty suppliers exhibiting their lines at the Country Club and enjoy a great lunch too.

    Where: Traverse City Country Club

    1725 S Union St

    Traverse City, MI 49684


    Traverse City Show Hotel: https://www.countryinns.com/mippa019

    • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Enjoy world famous chicken and great presentations from Kelly O’Brien - Heritage Sportswear, Richard Budd - Universal Printing, Marsha Brooks - AT Cross and two future draft picks to be announced soon.

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Edwards Garment Company 4900 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

    Visit this Michigan-Based Top Twenty Supplier’s headquarters in Kalamazoo. Enjoy the tour and learn how to sell uniform programs and other new opportunities for profits. A light lunch will be served after the tour.

    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Supplier Love Party - Join us for the before ROAR party. Details to be announced soon.



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