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February/March 2018
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PPAI Expo - Were You There?
In 2018 The PPAI Expo brought more than 12,000 distributors from nearly 4,000 companies together under one roof for the five-day event.The PPAI Expo featured more than 1,200 exhibiting companies showcasing more than a quarter million products over 1,000,000 square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.
For more details about this year's event, and to request information about 2019, click here.
April 9, 2018
AzPPA Brings You a Brand New Supplier Event!
A Supplier-Hosted Reception for AzPPA Member Distributors and your End-Buyers
On Monday April 9th, plan to join a great group of exhibitors at the Scottsdale Hilton,6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, from 2 to 5 pm. We'll have a relaxed, reception atmosphere where you can bring your clients to meet with some of our favorite exhibitors and get the inside scoop on their best-selling promotional items.
(Non-Member distributors, you will be welcome to attend, but your end buyers are not included in this event. Join today, and bring them along! Membership link
Registration will open soon for this event!
AzPPA Recognized with a 2018 Silver Pyramid Award at the PPAI Expo!
Your 2017 AzPPA Board of Directors was honored to receive a Silver Pyramid Award for developing the first Regional Sponsorship Program!
Suppliers, click here for more details on becoming a named Sponsor.
February 20, 2018
AzPPA Tours the SanMar Avondale Warehouse
On Tuesday, February 20th, more than 80 AzPPA members and guests will be treated to a tour of the Avondale warehouse of SanMar - a 2018 Platinum Sponsor of AzPPA.
This event is SOLD OUT!
Watch this space for more opportunities to meet with our suppliers and to network with our distributor community.
March 2018
AzPPA Goes Local is Back!
We'll be getting more details out to you soon, but watch for information on smaller, casual, local meetings to be held in your area.
If you would like to make sure that your part of town has an event, please contact our Executive Director,, to help schedule an event!
Details to be emailed after2/21/18!
Name That Board Member!
Can you name the two AzPPA Board members pictured below? Email your answers to The first person to send in both correct identifications will win a $10 gift card to be presented in March 2018!
This little charmer is in her second year of service on the AzPPA Board of Directors. Do you know her name?
Only one of these adorable twins is serving on the AzPPA Board this year. Can you identify the promo pro?
Important Links
AzPPA Wild Wednesday Webinars
Wednesday, February 28th - Packaging, Fulfillment, and Creative Distribution - Cliff Quicksell, MAS+
Wednesday, March 28th - Charity Gibson
Details to Follow
PPAI Webinars
February 14, 11:00 am - If Only I Had Known: Volunteer Leadership Tips and Tools
February 21, 11:00 am - Roadmap to the Supply Chain
February 28, 11:00 am - Structural Safety: The Life and Death Question of Your Supply Chain
March 7, 11:00 am - Protective Measures in an Active Threat Environment
March 14, 12:00 noon - Imprint and Application Processes
March 21, 12:00 noon - ICPHSO 2018 Recap: Accelerated Change in the Exponential Age
March 28, 12:00 noon - For the Love of Learning
April 4, 12:00 noon - Stepping Up and Stepping In
April 11, 12:00 noon - Prop 65 and State Regulations
Save the Dates!
Watch for more details about these upcoming AzPPA events:
May 2018 - Social Event
June 2018 - ASI Roadshow
July 2018 - Family Fun Activity
August 28, 2018 - The AzPPA Expo at the Mesa Convention Center
Benefits of Membership
PPEF Scholarships:
Since 1989, Promotional Products Education Foundation has been helping students reach their higher education goals. Today, PPEF provides both need and merit-based scholarships to students who have a parent in the promotional products industry or who work for a company in the industry.
• 117 scholarships were awarded in 2017
• $175,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2017
• Over $1.7 million in scholarship money has been awarded since 1989
A PPEF scholarship can help you work towards a more brilliant future.
Apply today by visiting ppef.usScholarship deadline is March 15, 2018
For more information about the benefits of Membership in AzPPA, click here.
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Sponsors and Affiliations
AzPPA is Proudly Affiliated With:
Sarah Weber, 2018 Communications Chair
Betsy Andrade, Executive Director
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