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    PPAI is the trusted leader in the promotional products industry delivering essential knowledge, resources and community to ensure the success of its members, those who manufacture, import and resell promotional products, and the promotional products industry itself.

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    Expo East

    Building on the roaring success of The PPAI Expo, Expo East is creating its own type of momentum in June. Industry professionals from all walks of life gathering in Atlantic City to collaborate and share their stories of success. Join us for another great opportunity from PPAI.

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    JUNE 11-13, 2018

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    Where Knowledge Becomes Inspiration

    Promo Connect, a new online knowledge community platform powered by PPAI, allows you to keep those important networking conversations going even after you leave the meeting. Avoid other ad-heavy platforms and take your business-related discussions and issues to the platform developed for the promotional products industry.

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  • Professional Development

    PPAI Online Education

    PPAI delivers the best of the best in online learning opportunities to everyone in the promotional products industry. Whether you are new to the industry, a promotional products professional or a C-level executive, PPAI online education provides opportunities to learn from industry experts while earning credit toward PPAI certification.

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PPAI Updates Professional Development Transcript

PPAI has launched a new look and feel to the Association’s certification transcripts to provide efficiency and a more user-friendly experience. Changes to professional development program include the addition of a TAS transcript to go alongside the CAS and MAS transcripts. Furthermore, the transcript features new TAS and CAS required courses and elective requirements.

As an industry professional earns a certification, the transcript for their previous certification will fall away to help keep them focused on the certification they are earning. All previous credits and certifications can be found in the “Total Transcript” in the upper right-hand corner. The transcript will now list the date when a CAS or MAS was earned and when it needs to be renewed prominently at its top. It will also feature a progress bar to show how many credits are needed towards earning a certification for the first time or a renewal.

For certification transcript questions or concerns, contact PPAI’s professional development team at certification@ppai.org.

Rep. Fred Upton Honored As PPAI Legislator Of The Year

Upton is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 6th congressional district, serving since 1987. He received the award in recognition of a career in public service that has focused on uniting communities by supporting a stronger economy, good-paying jobs, affordable health care, a secure retirement and a fair chance for everyone to succeed. Notably for the promotional products industry, he co-sponsored the Save Local Business Act (HR 3441), which provides clarification to the legal definition of a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, and he has met with leaders of the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA) for the past three years.

Expo East Registration Is Open!

Expo East is the largest promotional products trade show in the Northeast with more than 2,000 attendees and nearly 400 exhibitor booths. This show is one not to be missed. It's everything you've come to expect from PPAI under one roof. Find Out More Or Register Today

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