The Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago (PPAChicago) held its in-person End-User Showcase on May 13 at the Renaissance Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. It was the regional association’s first in-person event since the pandemic began.

The show had 74 suppliers representing 100 different lines and almost 600 distributors and end users registered. PPAChicago held the event with various COVID-19 safeguards in place to make everyone attending felt safe, comfortable and ready to get back to business.

The show included a “Where’s Waldo” game to provide some fun and excitement. Attendees that located all the Waldos strategically placed throughout the show were invited to the Prize Wheel to take a chance on winning one of 300 prizes donated by members.

Many of PPAChicago’s members provided support for the show including Gold sponsors Sanmar and Koozie Group, and Bronze sponsor Warwick Publishing. Other member companies donated products including show bags and their contents, prizes and items for a Swag Box offered for sale to members to help support the event. The members also supported the show by providing volunteers to help with set up and staffing.

On the heels of this year’s successful event, PPAChicago has scheduled its 2022 Showcase for March 17, 2022, at the Renaissance Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg.