Thank you to all who attended PPAI's Inaugural SPARK conference and made it a great success!
SPARK’s unique take on education stood out. Participants took a bicycle bar (an open-air, multi-seat pedal vehicle) from the hotel to the event’s opening general session. There, Mike Ligon, founder of concert promoter HomeVibe Presents, delivered a behind-the-scenes look at leadership in a shifting industry and staying relevant in a changing market.
The following day featured six hours of education, beginning with career development expert Ian Harwick, who encouraged his audience to ask themselves what success meant to them and shared ideas on building a foundation to support that success. Later, Chris Sinclair, owner of St. Catharines, Ontario, distributor Brand Blvd., explored leadership, coaching and team building from a young professional’s perspective.
“It was refreshing to attend a work event where people realized you don’t have to be sitting in a stuffy room or at a tradeshow to network, learn, and develop a greater appreciation for this amazing industry.” Parker Nafe, GEMPIRE
“I really enjoyed attending and had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people.” Chris Arvay, Proforma
“It was such a cool experience and what an honor being able to say I was among the first group in attendance.” – Austin Moody, Grapevine Designs
“I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the content. Being new to the industry it was really helpful to meet others around my age and talk to them about their journey within the industry! I hope to continue to grow my career within the industry and I feel that this event was exactly the motivation I needed to really push myself! I am hoping to attend next year’s event!” – Alyssa Inkrott, 3M Promotional Markets
“On behalf of the SPARK workgroup, I would like to thank you for supporting the inaugural SPARK conference. We know you’ll be returning back home and to the office with a lot of positive energy and new industry friendships that will last a life time. Please stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming SPARK events like SPARK at Expo.” Jeff Franklin, Headwear Professionals
To Read More About Spark, check out PPB Newslink article: Inaugural Spark Conference Hits Its Mark.
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