PPAI And PSI Announce Trade Show Partner Association Agreement
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the world's largest and oldest international not-for-profit promotional products association, in conjunction with the Germany-based Promotional Product Service Institute (PSI), recently announced a partner association agreement with a key goal of providing each association's membership open access to trade shows, resources and networking opportunities. The partnership with PSI is a natural extension of PPAI's offerings to its members. The focus of the agreement is improving access and encouraging global outreach in the promotional products industry. PPAI serves members from around the world and has agreements and alliances with more than 30 U.S. and international associations.
Under the agreement, PPAI members are invited to register for and attend the PSI Show 2013, January 9 to 11, 2013, in Dusseldorf, Germany, and likewise, PSI members are invited to attend The PPAI Expo, January 14 to 18, 2013, in Las Vegas. In addition, members of each association are welcome to attend the opening ceremony/general session for each event.
"PPAI is committed to providing products and services that afford our members the opportunity to continually enhance their business and relationships," said Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. "We are excited to partner once again with PSI, and we will work together to elevate our respective show brands and create greater opportunities for access both in the U.S. and international markets. We are pleased to welcome PSI members to The PPAI Expo 2013 and look forward to the interaction and exchange of ideas."
The PPAI Expo 2013 is on track to be even bigger and better. Last year, the PPAI Expo brought more than 20,315 participants including 11,718 distributors from 4,453 companies together under one roof for the five-day event. The PPAI Expo featured more than 1,447 exhibiting companies and 3,326 booths presenting more than 100,000 products occupying 1,000,000 square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.
Promotional Products Association International is the world's largest and oldest international not-for-profit promotional products association with a 109-year history of serving a membership that has grown to more than 10,600 corporate members; and advocating for the $17.7 billion promotional products industry with its more than 31,000 businesses and 432,000 professionals. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company's name, logo or message. PPAI offers education, trade shows, publications, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its members. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry's only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org.
Europe´s largest trade fair for promotional products, the PSI Trade Show brings together suppliers and distributors and showcases the latest promotional products trends and innovations. Last year, more than 993 exhibitors come to Düsseldorf for Europe's largest trade show for the promotional products industry.