Overview And Agenda

Find The Next Great Idea At North American Leadership Conference

A strong results-driven, multi-national program, led by an elite group of recognized leaders and innovators, the PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) delves into the most relevant, top-of-mind business issues and ideas impacting the promotional products industry with an emphasis on networking events, emerging business issues, trends and best practices.



Attendees earn 12 MAS points for the NALC program

Rise above the rest by earning an industry designation. PPAI live education provides opportunities to learn from industry experts while earning credit toward certification. The MAS logo next to this event indicates both course level and the amount of credit provided. The journey is easy with more opportunities than ever before to earn your designation. For more information, visit the PPAI Certification page. 

Below is the tentative agenda for the 2016 North American Leadership Conference. Additional details on the event will be available soon. Schedule subject to change.


Sunday 8/14/2016 top
1:00 PM - 6:00 PMRegistration
4:15 PM - 5:00 PMFirst Time Attendee Reception
All first time attendees are welcome to gather to meet each other in a small group setting before the event kicks off.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOpening General Session and PPB Rising Stars Awards Presentation
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMOpening Night Dinner and Guest Speaker
Monday 8/15/2016 top
7:30 AM - 9:00 AMNetworking Breakfast
Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMGeneral Session - Big Picture, Future Landscape
10:20 AM - 11:30 AMGeneral Session - Managing In The New Economy
11:30 AM - 1:15 PMNetworking Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMNetworking Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMGeneral Session - General Management Best Practices
2:45 PM - 3:45 PMBreakout Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGeneral Session - Promotional Products 2020
6:30 PM - 9:30 PMMix & Mingle Dinner
The Mix & Mingle Dinner is an optional, unconventional and exciting dining experience featuring great local food and good company, designed to introduce you to people you wouldn’t otherwise have met. Attendees will attend dinner in randomly assigned networking groups of 8-10 people. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. Attendees must cover their own dinner expenses. Restaurant selections will be made with attendee preferences in mind.
Tuesday 8/16/2016 top
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMGeneral Session - Changes In Technology
10:20 AM - 11:15 AMBreakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMGeneral Session - Digital Strategy, Execution, Impact
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMGeneral Session - Online Promo Landscape
2:45 PM - 3:30 PMBreakout Sessions
3:45 PM - 4:45 PMGeneral Session
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMClosing Event



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