UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Escape 1950 E Square Lake Road Troy, MI 48085

    What's more fun than the TOM Show? The night before the TOM Show.

    Doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same awesome result isn't insanity. It can be freakin' genius. It's why year after year, we keep on coming back to Escape! (though we still like the old name Troy Lanes better - we're funny that way).

    Roll on down Sponge Bob Square Lake Road the night before TOM and for $15.00, we'll loan you some really ugly shoes, and an incredibly heavy ball and direct you to a private room where we can all let our hair (those who have some) down. The MiPPA / TOM Show Bowling Party will begin around 7 pm and includes two drink tickets, lots of free-flowing soft drinks, appetizers, pizza and belly laughs. Those so inclined can toss those big heavy balls down a highly polished wooden lane and an incredibly embarrassing (if you bowl like me) display will tell the world how ept or inept you are at this chosen pursuit.

    All the while, you'll get a chance to laugh and share stories with old friends, make some new ones and stare awkwardly at former ones. What's not to love about an evening like that?

    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The San Marino Club 1685 East Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083


    Start your 2020 off on the right foot by checking out the latest and greatest from all of your favorite reps and suppliers at the TOM Show!

    The TOM Show brings you the highlights from the Las Vegas and Orlando national shows and allows you to be the first to see the new products, pick up the new catalogs and talk to your reps about the hottest trends for the new year.

    The exhibits are open from 10 am - 2 pm but you can come early and see and hear Kirby Hasseman deliver workable ways for you to increase your productivity and effectiveness throughout the new year.

    The first 100 MiPPA Member Distributors through the doors will receive a full size, full color TOM Cat Beach blanket sponsored by Terry Town (while supplies last). Throughout the day, we'll be holding drawing for Origaudio wireless speakers.

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel 21111 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48375

    PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS 101

    This popular four hour course is for anyone who wishes to turn a promotional products job into a professional career. Paul Kiewiet MAS+ delivers the history, culture, sacred cows, changing environment, channels of distribution and makes sense out of all of the players, pretenders, and organization of the industry. Power of the medium and more.

    When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST

    Where: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel | 21111 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48375

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel 21111 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48375

    Novi Luncheon With The Stars

    Join us for our first 2020 Luncheon With The Stars featuring Kelly Connolly with Charles River Apparel, John Bates with the Bates Group, Marsha Brooks presenting AT Cross, John Andersen showing Showdown Display and Joe Eberz with Joe Eberz and Associates. Enjoy a great lunch and walk away with brand new ideas that you can start selling immediately.


    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jim Brady's 1214 S Main St Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Past Presidents' Dinner 2020

    The first day Past Presidents Day is MiPPA's Past Presidents' Day Dinner and it's happening on the 18th of February 2020 in Royal Oak. Join your colleagues and other past presidents of MiPPA for a delightful dinner at Jim Brady's in Royal Oak at 6:30 pm for cocktails, dinner and great conversations. Find out where we've been and where we're going.

    There is no charge for past presidents to attend this dinner, however, please register by February 11 so we have an accurate count for the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you.

    We had a wonderful 2019 celebrating MiPPA's 50th Anniversary and had a lot of extra's as we "Made It Gold" at every event. Join us as we reminisce, celebrate our successes, mourn the loss of one of our number and look forward to another great year of progress.

    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Livonia 17200 N Laurel Park Drive Livonia, MI 48152

    Product Safety Aware - Livonia Training

    It's essential that all understands and has a basic awareness of the importance and requirements of product safety. To protect your brand, company, your clients and consumers — you MUST know the law and the potential liabilities in sourcing product. What you don't know CAN hurt you! Here's 4 hrs of training for protection and competitive advantage.



    Product Safety and Responsibility is Critical

    to your business' success. What you don't know could put you out of business. These four hours of training will provide you with a competitive advantage and make you an even more valuable asset to your clients' brand protection efforts. Let put aside some myths.

    1. Product Safety is a Supplier Only Issue. False! Distributors who decorate or alter a product in any way are the supplier in the eyes of regulators.

    2. Product Safety are guidelines only. False! There are Federal, State and local laws that you need to be aware of and in compliance. It is not optional.

    3. I'm in Michigan and California Prop 65 does not apply to me. False! If products you source end up in California (through e-commerce sales or your client hands them out at a trade show or sales meeting there) you can be held liable for violations.

    What You Will Learn

    We will spend 90 minutes with: CAS Required Course - Product Safety Basics This will introduce you to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their role, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) which are the Federal laws that you need to know.

    We will discuss Proposition 65 and State Regulations to introduce you to what you need to know to keep your clients compliant where ever the promotional products may end up.

    Undue Influence Training provides more protection for you as a responsible corporate citizen.

    The fourth segment is an elective that provides you with the four required hours to be designated as Product Safety Aware.

    A lunch will be provided during this important workshop.


    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Mackinac Room in the Anderson House Office Bldg 124 North Capital Avenue | 5th Floor Lansing, MI 48933

    Lansing Legislative Education Action Day (LEAD)

    Tell YOUR Story. Help us help you protect and grow your business as we reach out to your Elected Officials in Lansing on March 5 to tell the story of your business, our industry and it's impact on the economy of our great state. You can participate by joining us to meet with the officials or by writing, calling and emailing them.

    When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EST

    Where: Mackinac Room in the Anderson House Office Bldg

    124 North Capital Avenue | 5th Floor

    Lansing, MI 48933



    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 1000 East Beltline NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Product Safety Aware - Grand Rapids Training

    It's essential that all understands and has a basic awareness of the importance and requirements of product safety. To protect your brand, company, your clients and consumers — you MUST know the law and the potential liabilities in sourcing product. What you don't know CAN hurt you! Here's 4 hrs of training for protection and competitive advantage.

    When: Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST

    Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

    1000 East Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

     


    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids 11 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS 101

    This popular four hour course is for anyone who wishes to turn a promotional products job into a professional career. Paul Kiewiet MAS+ delivers the history, culture, sacred cows, changing environment, channels of distribution and makes sense out of all of the players, pretenders, and organization of the industry. Power of the medium and more.

    When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

    Where: Courtyard Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids

    11 Monroe Ave NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503



    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids 11 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Grand Rapids Luncheon With The Stars

    Join us for our Grand Rapids Luncheon With The Stars featuring Ashley Grenell with Alphabroder/Prime, Kent Getsee with Preferred Lines Marketing, Deborah Mann with DMannding Results, John Andersen MAS with Showdown Displays and Joe Eberz with Eberz and Associates. Enjoy a great lunch and walk away with ideas to sell your clients today .

    When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

    Where: Courtyard Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids

    11 Monroe Avenue NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503


    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • The Inn at Harbor Shores 800 Whitwam Dr St Joseph, MI 49085

    This is the most powerful lineup of educational content and thought leaders ever gathered in Michigan. Learn your own personal "Why" and how to use that to build a purpose driven organization. Learn how to transition from transactional to relationship-based. Understand the coming technology advances like AI and how they will impact you. Learn how to combine your personal selling skills with the technology tools your customers may prefer. Become a trend-spotter.

    All of this on the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by top industry leaders and mentors at a fraction of the cost of the national conferences.

    Click on the links below to learn more about our speakers, our resort and to register now. This is a limited opportunity with a nice early bird discount.

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