PPAI Magazine May 2024

The Coolest Way To Put Your Outfit’s Moisture-Wicking Claims To The Test If you relish competition, the Houston Promotional Products Association’s Pickleball Social is right up your alley. This event is not just about the game – it’s a unique platform to foster professional relationships and create lasting memories. With friendly competition, door prizes and endless networking opportunities, HPPA’s Pickleball Social is kind of a big dill. Coolest Excuse To Try Poutine PPPC’s NATCON offers over 100 suppliers, 180 booths and the tastiest French fries and cheese curds north of the border. Suppliers, distributors and clients from coast to coast trek to the Great White North for the two-day event. Among the offerings are professional development sessions, networking events, the annual PPPC Awards and the ever-popular Networking After-Party. The Coolest Way To Mix Promo, Hot Dogs, Cold Beer And Fly Balls The New England Promotional Products Association is the real MVP for taking their members out to the ballgame. The social outing provides opportunities for industry professionals to mingle while cheering on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. A home run of an event, indeed. Coolest Competition What do you get when you mix Shark Tank plus The Voice plus promo? PPAI’s annual game show, The Pitch. Held at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, The Pitch features seven suppliers trying to win over a respected panel of industry judges in front of an audience of Expo attendees. The live, interactive event showcases a mix of established and up-and-coming suppliers, each given three minutes to sell their chosen product. 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 Coolest Stuff In Promo | Must Read PPAI • MAY 2024 • 47