PPAI Magazine September 2023

Inside PPAI | Community No Minimums FREE SETUP New Display Kit Sale! All Products Printed in Full Color Go To DiscountMarketingProducts.com to see all Sale Display Kits ValidVtahlriud 8th/r3u1/23 #KIN40000 8ft x 5ft Fabric Display Wall 9ft Feather Flag & Premium Pop-Up Table Now just $1,095(C) #SFK30002 10’X10’ Black Steel Frame Tent Two 9ft Feather Flags & 6’ Table Cover Now just $1,125(C) PPAI/582106 SAGE/50398 PDX Drives PPAI’s Tech Committee Agenda MEMBERS OF THE 2023 PPAI Technology Committee met at the Association’s headquarters in early August for an all-day meeting, which mostly addressed PDX’s future in the promotional products industry. PPAI put together the Technology Committee, announced last February, with an eye on balance between suppliers and distributors as well as size of companies. The August meeting represents the coming together of tech experts across the industry, bringing with them – in the building or via video connection – different perspectives and, potentially at times, different opinions on how to unlock a more efficient promo world. “The value of us all coming together is we represent the industry,” says Rose Arendarczyk, SVP of transformation at HALO and committee chair. “While we have our own individual corporate strategies and business practices, to have everyone in the room together collectively, bringing their voices and input together to shape how best to move forward on behalf of the industry is powerful.” The topic dominating the Tech Committee’s August meeting was PDX – Promo Data Exchange – an open standards formula PPAI • SEPTEMBER 2023 • 91