Upcoming events

    • 04/08/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)


    We need to stop chasing what we can’t control and focus on what we CAN control!  How will business be different in eight to ten weeks? What will change, how will we adapt?  Will your business be ahead of the curve? As we all know, we will get beyond this, but will YOU be prepared.  What lessons can be learned from this and how will you change your mindset for the coming changes?


    This 45 minute educational session will get you prepared for the next positive phase of “What’s Next!”


    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.


    About the Speaker:

    Cliff Quicksell Jr., MAS+, MASI has been involved in the promotional products and sportswear industries for the past thirty-six years. For more than 30+ years he has been speaking, training and consulting internationally to associations and national business groups on more effective ways to market themselves and their products and services. Cliff has been recognized by PPAI & PSDA for creativity, received PPAI’s Ambassador Speaker Service Award and been named one of the top six industry speakers and trainers. He’s also been recognized by Counselor Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Promotional Products Industry. Currently Cliff is President and CEO, Cliff Quicksell & Associates, and is VP of Affiliate Marketing at Industry Top 10 Distributor, iPROMOTEu.


    • 04/09/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • ONLINE

    GCPPA Virtual Happy Hour

    Thursday, April 9, 2020  | 4:00-5:00pm (eastern)

    Pour your favorite drink and join us for a special work-from-home happy hour on Zoom. There’s so much going on right now, we thought this would be a good way to relax and (virtually) mingle with others in the local promotional products community who are experiencing the same things you are. There’s no agenda, no speaker, no program… it’s just a chance for us to get together and talk.


    • 04/15/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)


    In the blink of an eye our world has changed. With over 80 million people moved to working from home in just one week, the landscape of how we conduct business is ever changing. Working remotely has its benefits and drawbacks. Learn how to navigate the new normal by using key platforms and technology. Jenny will use her years of experience working and hosting virtual training to help you excel at home. She will show you programs like Asana, Slack, Zoom, Facebook Groups, 15Five, Google Sheets, and more. Jenny will also share best practices when working with video conferencing and ways to stay connected with your clients.


    Learning Outcomes:

    • Become aware of key online platforms that help you manage working from home.

    • Learn how to stay connected to your teammates and customers.

    • Hear best practices on how to engage people while on a video conference call.


    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Number with your survey.


    About the Speaker:

    Jenny Taylor is a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, a facilitation method that maximizes the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of every person on the team. Jenny is the President of Journey Creatively, LLC, a consulting agency providing leadership development training, team facilitation, company strategic planning. She has served as the Executive Director for PPAF for over 2 years and through her leadership their profitability increased 25%. She also serves as the Executive Director for The Partnering Group, a national buying group in the promotional products industry. She has worked in association management for 12 years and before that worked for non-profit organizations.  Her passion is helping individuals and organizations become better in leadership, sustainability, team dynamics and more. She earned her B.A. from Anderson University and her M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and was certified as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator in March of 2017.


    • 04/22/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)


    The current world COVID-19 pandemic and the rippling effect throughout our economy seems to bring bad news followed by more bad news. It’s not like life is handing us lemons, it’s like it’s raining lemons and where the heck is the lemonade?  We each have our stories, in this presentation, Paul will share lessons he learned when circumstances seemed to crash every aspect of his life — personal, professional, financial, emotional, spiritual and mental.

    Learn coping skills and strategies to learn how to accept new realities, let go of anger and find constructive attitudes that allow you to find peace and success.


    Attendees Will Learn:

    • How to Love What Is

    • To Let Go of Negativity

    • To Find Your Way to Peace & Success


    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.


    About the Speaker:

    Paul is the executive director of MiPPA, an industry speaker, writer, consultant and coach. He has been inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and the MiPPA Hall of Fame. He served as the chairman of the board of PPAI in 2007, founded a sales promotion agency, was a multimillion dollar sales person serving some of America’s best known brands.  He loves adventure travel, has summited Mt Kilimanjaro, climbed Mt Ararat, walked the length of the state of Michigan from Indiana to Canada and is in a constant search for his next adventure.


    • 04/29/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020  | 11:30am-12:30pm (central)


    The world has changed. . . again.  With every change comes opportunity and challenges and it is up to each of us to understand the talents we possess and the new reality in front of us and how we can support our clients to help them achieve their goals.  This talk will be about creativity, conversation and connection. My goal is to spend as much time answering your questions as anything else, I want this to be engaging and leave people with ideas of how to move forward successfully.


    Attendees will learn:

    • How to move from being a commodity to a conversation enabler

    • How to build trust

    • How to help your clients succeed

    • How to communicate effectively during this crisis for long term benefit


    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin Number with your survey.


    About the Speaker:

    Ben Baker is an international speaker and an author, contributing both to magazines and other people’s books over the last number of years. His book “Powerful Personal Brands: a hands-on guide to understanding yours” was released August 1, 2018. You can download a free chapter at www.PowerfulPersonalBrands.com.  He believes in giving back to his community and is a dedicated volunteer. Whether it is for his congregation, festivals in the area where he lives, or through mentoring youth at the University level, he believes that he may not be able to change the world, but can influence his corner of it. In short. . . he helps brands tell engaging stories that compel their customers to take action. STOP being a commodity! INSTEAD, be a brand worth loving!


    • 05/13/2020
    • Doubletree by Hilton DeerfieldBeach - Boca Raton, 100 Fairway Dr, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

    Coming back May 13th, 2020!

    Book by April 1, 2020
    and get a free (1-night) stay at the host hotel!


    In the event the show is cancelled for reasons beyond control of show management, money advanced by exhibitor will be refunded in full. In such cases, show management shall be free from any claim for damages which exhibitor alleges to have suffered as the result of such cancellation.  Because of the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitors can cancel their space on or before May 1st and receive a full refund of show fees.


    May 12, 2020

    4-6 pm - Meet & Greet

    May 13, 2020

    7-9:30 am - Exhibitor Setup

    10-11 am - Brunch Seminar for Distributors and Clients

    10:30-11 am - Show Open to Distributors Only

    11am-3pm - Show Open to Distributors and Clients

    • 10/06/2020
    • Hugh's Culinary, 4351 NE12th Terrace, Oakland Park, FL 33334

    Join us for the 2020 GCPPA Fall Expo & GCPPA Tech Summit

    The GCPPA Fall Expo is a "table top" show. The registration price for this year's Expo is $495 and will initially include either an 8ft table or an 8ft rack space. However, opportunities purchase additional tables ($250) or rack spaces ($225) at a discounted rate among other add-ons are available during the registration process.

    For an additional $200 companies that are providers of technology solutions for distributors can also choose to participate in the 2020 GCPPA Tech Summit. Choose this registration option to be one of six presenters at the summit which will run concurrently with the 2020 GCPPA Fall Expo. Each of the slots will be scheduled to  speak at periodic 20-minute intervals throughout the day, and a schedule will be posted at the event and throughout our marketing efforts.

    As always if you have any questions about registration costs, components, or just general questions regarding the event please feel free to contact us at the office during standard business hours (M-F EDT).

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