SPARK 2021 Direct-2-You

SPARK is a year-round program for young professionals in the promotional products industry. Attendees have typically been between the ages of 19-36 years old with industry experience ranging from 1 week to 6+ years. Conversations take place throughout the year through educational sessions and networking events. SPARK combines actionable takeaways and professional development opportunities to help further careers while engaging industry peers.




Event Agenda

Thursday, May 20, 2021

12:00 - 12:15 PM CT

Welcome To SPARK Direct-2-You

12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Panel Discussion

Lead by the SPARK workgroup

Topic: How to balance a hybrid world with virtual and in-person events

1:15 - 1:30 PM CT

Break

1:30 - 3:00 PM CT

Breakout Sessions

Topics:

Balancing virtual and in-person events
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Social responsibility
Supplier and distributor communications
Building and embracing confidence as a professional
Prospecting in the future

3:00 - 4:00 PM CT

Social Hour

4:00 PM CT -

SPARK Direct-2-You Conclusion


Conference Fee Information

Early Bird Pricing - Register By May 1
PPAI Members: $25
PPAI Associates: $50 

After May 1
PPAI Members: $75 
PPAI Associates: $125 

Company Discount Available
PPAI Member Company Pricing: $150 For All Young Professionals Registration
PPAI Associates Company Pricing: $250 For All Young Professionals Registration
Contact Kathlene Brethowr for Company Discount.


Event Speakers

 Kacie Brinner 

 Information Services Project Supervisor 

 SAGE 

  Anthony Carpenter, CAS  

 Owner 

  The Branded Creation, Powered By Proforma  

 David Geiger, Esq., MAS 

 General Counsel 

 Geiger 

  Charity Gibson  

  National Account Coordinator 

 Peerless Umbrella 

 Noelle Leverentz  

 Territory Manager: Florida  

 Hit Promotional Products 

 Austin Moody 

 Business Development & Customer Experience Manager  

 Grapevine Designs  

 Madelyn Petrarca  

 Vice President of Operations  

 Payden & Company 


SPARK 2021 Direct-2-You Sponsors


Become A Sponsor For SPARK D2U 2021

Download the contract to reserve your sponsorship. If you just can't make up your mind, contact your account manager to discuss how your company can be involved with SPARK. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best technology practices for participants?
During the panel discussion, it is recommended that participants mute themselves and turn off their webcams unless they would like to be part of the recording. Please note participants will be on video and speaking with each other during breakout and networking sessions, therefore, it’s recommended that participants have a webcam and a headset/mic that connects to your computer for the best audio.


What happens after I register?
Registered participants will get the unique login information one hour before the start of the virtual conference on Thursday, May 20 from kathleneb@ppai.org.


Privacy
By registering for the conference, you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list and to have your photo taken at the event. Please contact Shannon Johnson if you want to be removed. 


Consent To Use Photographic Images 
Registration and attendance at, and/or participation in the SPARK or any Association meetings or events constitute an agreement by the registrant to fully consent to PPAI’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproduction and audiotapes of such events and activities.


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


Questions on Registration:
Please email Kathlene Brethowr.


SPARK Workgroup

 Kacie Brinner, CAS 

 Information Services Project Supervisor 

 SAGE 

 Anthony Carpenter, CAS 

 Owner 

 The Branded Creation, Powered By Proforma 

 David Geiger, Esq., MAS 

 General Counsel 

 Geiger 

 Charity Gibson 

 National Account Coordinator 

 Peerless Umbrella 

 Noelle Leverentz 

 Territory Manager: Florida 

 Hit Promotional Products 

 Austin Moody 

 Business Development & Customer Experience Manager 

 Grapevine Designs 

 Madelyn Petrarca 

 Vice President of Operations  

 Payden & Company 

Event Highlights

CAS Certification Credits

Participants Earn Industry Credits

This Year's Focus

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