PPAI Announces Milestone of 10,000 Members

10,000th Member Celebrated At The PPAI Expo 2012  

Las Vegas, NV, (January 4, 2012) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; ppai.org), the not-for-profit association for member companies of the $16.5 billion promotional products industry, announced at The PPAI Expo that the Association’s membership has reached a 10,000-member milestone. PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone spoke at the Expo general session where he shared the milestone news with members and show attendees.

"Achieving the 10,000 members-mark is certainly an incredible milestone for us. We continue to be inspired by the strength of our industry and the professionalism of our members who are the brain trust that build credibility and community for us all," said Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI President and CEO. "Strength in membership brings benefits to all PPAI members. The more members we have the greater share of the industry we represent and this means our voice grows stronger and our common goals are easier to achieve."

"The success of the industry depends upon the success of our members and we will continue to offer the industry’s best value in membership, superior benefits and the highest level of market-education and resources in order to remain the preferred service-provider and industry authority to members on a global basis," explained Bob McLean, PPAI executive vice president.

10,000th Member

-- David Peterson, president of Polar Bear Marketing based in Riverside, California, was recognized as the 10,000th PPAI member during The PPAI Expo, the industry’s largest and longest running tradeshow and a Top 50 Show according to Tradeshow Week. His membership will continue to be celebrated throughout 2012 in a variety of ways. Look to hear more about and from David Peterson throughout the year.

About PPAI

Since 1903, the Promotional Products Association International, a not-for-profit, has been the standard-setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its members. Today, PPAI serves more than 10,000 global members who lead the $16.5 billion industry. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry’s only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org.




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