PPAI Magazine May 2024

Coolest Reason To Pack Your Dramamine And Pool Floaties Bid bon voyage to boring hotels. Promocations is putting a unique twist on networking by taking promo professionals onto the high seas. From previous cruises to the Bahamas and Mexico to a future trip to Key West, all-inclusive PromoCruises promise a purposeful bonding experience through snorkeling, karaoke and most importantly, an open bar. If you’re not a fan of doing business on the open ocean, Promocations has an event on the horizon in Nashville. PROMO PROS LOVE AN EVENT. Meet-ups, usually face-to-face and often on a trade show floor or at a conference, are a great way to learn, connect and build a business. The industry’s calendar is full of them, so organizers are working hard to make memorable impressions. From unique trade shows to energized networking opportunities to informal get-togethers where industry professionals unwind, here are some of the promotional community’s coolest events. Coolest After-Party To Promo’s Biggest Party Step into Eyecandy, the ultimate unofficial after-party following The PPAI Expo Party, the ultimate official party. With an eclectic mix of attendees, you never know who you’re going to bump into on the dance floor, or who will share their bottle service. With a direct view of the blackjack tables, there’s no better place to blow off steam and maybe score a drink on someone else’s dime. Coolest Regional Trade Show Venue Kick off summer in the Big Apple at Citi Field. The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York’s annual Summer Showcase has landed at the home of the New York Mets in 2024. Between connecting with exhibiting suppliers, distributors and their invited guests can take a stadium tour, enjoy free ballpark snacks and possibly go home with two free tickets to a Mets game. What’s not to love? Must Read | The Coolest Stuff In Promo julie deshaies / Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com 46 • MAY 2024 • PPAI