PPAI SPARK events are designed with the next generation in mind. SPARK’s targeted education, social responsibility and networking opportunities help young professionals in the promotional products industry further their careers while engaging with, and learning from industry peers. The 2019 program begins Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6 pm with a pool-deck kick off reception. The program concludes on Friday, July 19, 2019 with the closing event held until 7:30 pm. Please note based on previous SPARK events, attendees range from age 21-35 years old and participants have anywhere from 1 week to 10 years in the industry experience, which brings fantastic conversations and new ideas to reality. SPARK is a mobile conference that incorporates our host city, Charlotte NC, and the session format will include small group discussions, 1 on 1 partner dialog, breakout sessions and more!
This year’s topics will include:
- Best practices on sharing critical feedback
- Power of accountability
- Management basics
- Using all five of your senses for future campaigns
- The business of doing good and giving back
- Influential leadership best practices
- Trends in the industry and a look into the future
New this year: We hope that you enjoy our a-la-cart registration options this year. Please note each individual must be on their company roster and they must register themselves for the conference, the waiver forms and add on items.
Conference Registration Pricing: Conference registration includes amazing professional development sessions, as well as Thursday breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as Friday breakfast and lunch. Please note the SPARK Conference registration costs do not include the host hotel, the Omni Charlotte. The host hotel must be registered separately within the group block via our hotel link and not on their general website. Please book your hotel accommodations immediately following the SPARK Conference registration.
If you want to learn more about SPARK, take a look at some of the action from SPARK 2018 in Nashville.
We are currently working on building out a great event for you to attend SPARK. A high-level agenda should be available in the next few weeks to give you an idea of how the conference is structured. Final confirmation of speakers and presenters will be posted in the Spring of 2019. Check out last year’s speaker line-up.
We look forward to having you attend.