When creating any of our Professional Development platforms, PPAI strives for balance in our education programs that meet the variety of skill levels and interest levels of the audience, whether it be a live event or webinar. To achieve this, PPAI is looking for dynamic presentations that challenge our thinking and push the promotional products industry forward, informing promotional products industry leaders about proven practices and motivating the pursuit of excellence. If you have an interesting presentation idea, you are invited to submit an application to our Call For Presentations.
Benefits of Presenting At A PPAI Event
- Become recognized as an expert in the promotional products industry
- Influence an audience of key leaders and decision makers
- Become a launch pad for debate and discussion
- Influence and actively shape how the promotional products industry will look in a few years
- Promote your session to thousands of PPAI members in printed brochures, websites, e-newsletters, e-mails, articles in PPAI Media, and/or press releases.
- Contribute to the enhancement of the promotional products industry and profession
- Help others succeed and ensure they avoid common pitfalls
- Boost the profile of yourself and your organization
- Network with colleagues and meet potential new clients
- Industry Service credit will be provided to speakers that don’t receive a speaker honorarium
Specific Topics Requested for Events
• Strategic Foresight: contains content and subjects related to the future of our industry and business.
• Strategies & Solutions: contains content and subjects related to strategic issues such as acquisitions, reorganization, or motivational or inspirational presentations.
• Diversity & Inclusion: contains content focused on discussions around diversity and inclusion in the industry.
• Corporate Responsibility: contains content and subjects focused on state and federal regulations. This area will focus on product, corporate, supply chain security, social and environmental responsibility.
• New To The Industry: contains content designed for participants with less than three years' experience in the promotional products industry.
• Customer Service: contains content and subjects related to creating a customer service training best practices and training.
• Marketing & Advertising: contains content and subjects related to defining, promotion, target marketing, advertising or branding.
• Sales: contains content and subject related to the mechanics and management of the sales process, sales presentations, prospecting, program selling, and penetrating markets.
• Technology: contains content and subjected related to doing business electronically including internet training, camera-ready artwork, sales automation, multi-media and catalog creation.
• Decorate: contains content and subjects focused on screen and digital printing, embroidery and sublimation.
• Incentives & Recognition: contains content focused on building programs that motivate, retain and grow your client's workforce.
Preparing Successful Proposals
Questions to consider:
- Does the presentation inform the promotional products industry about proven practices, push the leading edge of the profession, and motivate the pursuit of excellence?
- Does the proposal adequately explain what will occur in the session?
- How engaging is the presentation likely to be?
- How well does this proposal deliver positive, solution-oriented outcomes supported by research and/or program evaluation?
- How well does this presentation fit the content area description and focus points?
- Will this reach a specific level of the audience (general, novice, intermediate, advanced, executive, etc.)?
Submit Your Proposal For A Live Event Live Event Opportunities
The PPAI Expo 2020
January 12-16, 2020 Las Vegas, NV
Call for proposals for Expo 2019 are currently closed. Call for proposals for Expo 2020 are open through February 28, 2019. Notice of selection will be sent out by July 13, 2019.
Expo East 2020
June 3-5, 2019 Atlantic City, NJ
Call for proposals for Expo East 2019 are currently closed. Call for proposals for Expo East 2020 are open until August 15, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Notice of selection will be sent out by November 15, 2019.
August 29, 2019, Irving, TX
Call for proposals for the SAGE Show 2019 Call for proposals are open until March 30, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Local industry speakers within driving distance of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex are encouraged to apply. Selected presenters will be contacted if selected.
Women's Leadership Conference
June 24-26, 2019 New Orleans, LA
Call for proposals for the Women's Leadership Conference 2019 are currently closed. Women's Leadership Conference 2020 will be open until November 29, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Selected presenters will be contacted if selected.
July 18-19, 2019 Charlotte, NC
Call for proposals for SPARK 2019 are currently closed. SPARK 2020 will be open until November 29, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Selected presenters will be contacted if selected.
North American Leadership Conference
August 11-13, 2019 Dallas, TX
Call for proposals for the North American Leadership Conference are currently closed. North American Leadership Conference 2020 will be open until November 29, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Selected presenters will be contacted if selected.
August 11-13, 2019 Dallas, TX
Call for proposals for Tech Summit 2019 are currently closed. Tech Summit 2020 will be open until November 29, 2019, at 12 pm CST. Selected presenters will be contacted if selected.
Submit A Proposal For A Webinar Digital Event Opportunities
Every Wednesday 1-2 pm CST
The webinar schedule is open for proposals and selected presenters will be contacted if selected. Please note the webinar program is on a volunteer basis.