PPAI Technology Summit

The inaugural PPAI Technology Summit brings technology leaders from the promotional products industry together to tackle the challenges facing our field. See the complete schedule below.

Who Should Attend: Attendees should be in an IT leadership position including IT Manager, IT Director, Business Analyst, CIO, CTO, VP of IT and other leaders responsible for an organization’s technology

Click here to see who is registered.

Registration Fees:
PPAI Member
$499  Through March 31
$649   April 1 – Onsite
$699   Through March 31
$849   April 1 – Onsite

What is included in my registration fee?
A full conference registration includes all educational sessions Wednesday and Thursday; the Opening Night Reception on Wednesday; breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on Thursday.

By registering for the conference, you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list. Please contact PPAI should you wish to be removed by e-mailing
Rachel Robichaud.

Certification Credits: 7.5 MAS

Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel - Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23: $138 per night.  Reserve your room today

PPAI has secured the following airline discounts:

American Airlines
American Airlines is offering attendees a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare. To make your discount reservation, go to
www.aa.com and be sure to reference the Promotional Code: 6554DC

Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines is offering attendees special airline discounts.  To make your discount reservation, go towww.delta.com and enter the following meeting event code in the box provided on the
Search Flight page:  NMGTL

United Airlines
United Airlines is offering attendees special airline discounts when flying into either the Philadelphia airport or the Atlantic City airport.  To make your discount reservation, go to
www.united.com and be sure to enter your Offer Code: Z123123456 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

Questions Regarding Registration
Please call 972-258-3030 or e-mail
Rachel Robichaud.

Questions Regarding Membership
Please call 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or e-mail
PPAI Membership


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

PPAI Expo East Tradeshow

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Opening General Session / Association Update

3:45  – 5:30 pm

Best Practices Sharing

  • Open Discussion and Idea Generation
  • Each attendee will share 1 best practice that has helped in their business (favorite software, process, IT management tip, etc.; Maximum 2 minutes per person)

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Opening Night Reception

5:30  – 6:30 pm

Tabletop Booths Open

Thursday, May 22, 2014

7:30 -8:15 am

Networking Breakfast

7:30 -8:15 am

Tabletop Booths Open

8:30 -10:00 am

Industry Electronic Communication, Part 1

Electronic communication is essential for this industry to thrive.  Hear case studies from promotional products distributors and suppliers who have “solved” the order status problem and learn how easy it is to implement for any industry company.  Eliminating the headaches of complex integrations between suppliers and distributors of all sizes is the key to success.  This will lead into an open discussion on how to make further improvements in industry electronic communications.

10:00 – 10:15 am


10:00 – 10:15 am

Tabletop Booths Open

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Industry Electronic Communication, Part 2

During this session, promotional products industry IT people will work together to learn what others are doing.  Whether you are looking to automate: order status notification, inventory checks, proof routing, or invoices, this is the place to learn how to get things done and without spending a lot of money.

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Tabletop Booths Open

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Cloud Computing

Scott Kinka, Evolve IP

It is becoming increasingly evident that having cloud play a role in your IT strategy is a necessity. Learn what big picture cloud options are available to your business while also gaining specific case studies on how your peers are using the cloud. Get ahead of this trend and position your infrastructure to meet this need.

2:30 – 3:15 pm

Open Source

With so many niche players developing best in class software, there will be an increasing need to have systems talk to each other and this is not currently done well.  This discussion will include architecture, APIs, leveraging open source and more. 

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Wrap Up

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Tabletop Booths Open

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing prior to April 21, 2014 and are subject to a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after April 21, 2014 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please e-mail cancellations to
Rachel Robichaud.




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