The Gold Coast Promotional Products Association (GCPPA) held its second annual Success Summit April 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event drew 28 suppliers and 24 distributors, and it offered an opportunity to network and connect during the one-on-one, 25-minute meetings in suppliers’ private suites. At pre-scheduled meetings discussions of detailed ideas and projects were designed to build business.

The event began with a welcome lunch before attendees broke out for the pre-scheduled meetings. The group came back together for cocktails, dinner and networking.


During the dinner, a number of supplier member companies were presented with Charter Member Awards, recognizing companies who have participated in both of GCPPA’s Success Summits. Also that night, GCPPA honored TSF Sportswear’s Bret Pawlowski with a posthumous 2015 Supplier Rep of the Year award. Pawlowski passed away on March 30 from a brain tumor. A plaque was presented to Melissa Tichauer, TSF business manager, and Pawlowski’s partner, TJ Pelkey.

The meetings continued throughout the next day, culminating with a closing reception.