PPAI Magazine March 2023

What Attendees And Exhibitors Are Saying 2023 “Many people have referred to Expo 2023 as a reunion, which is spot on. It was great to see customers that we had not seen in three years and, after warm embraces, reverting back to business as usual. The world has changed a lot in those three years, and it was exciting to show and explain to customers the big technological leaps we took during that time.” Murray Siegel, marketing director at Towel Specialties With over 10-plus years of Expos, this year proved to be one of the strongest, with an impressive group of attendees, show floor flow and a strong, enthusiastic energy.” Jeffrey Brenner, director of sales and marketing at SeikoWatch of America “Expo was a very positive experience for us this year. The floor was packed with people, our booth was consistently very busy, education was dynamic, and the off-floor socials were great. Particular standout social moments included the Promopalooza event and the alphabroder party. I also really enjoyed ‘The Pitch’ – the presenters were all excellent, and the judges were very engaging. It was a great way to experience new product ideas.” Mark Graham, president and chief brand officer at commonsku “Everyone I talked to said that the first day of the show was packed. When I had a chance to walk the floor myself it was after hours, so I missed the rush but saw a lot of sustainable and eco-friendly products and initiatives, some awesome new decoration methods, a nice smattering of retail offerings finally making their way into our world, and probably my favorite thing of all – names and booths of new suppliers! It’s a very exciting time to be in promo.” Charity Gibson, national accounts coordinator at Peerless Umbrella “There is no looking back. PPAI Expo had our Brand Fuel team re-engaged, learning new trends and connecting with key and new suppliers. In particular, we loved the focus on sustainability. There is no doubt that our investment in this experience will pay great dividends as we giddy-up into a new year. Way to go, PPAI staff! Way to show up, members!” Danny Rosin, CAS, co-president of Brand Fuel Must Read | PPAI Expo 2023 62 • MARCH 2023 • PPAI