Trade Only 2013 National Show "Most Successful Ever"
January 28, 2013

Adverse weather conditions could not stop the seventh Trade Only National Show from being the most successful ever, its organizers have announced.

The show—held January 23 and 24 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK—saw thousands of visitors through the doors over its two-day run.

The bpma Annual Awards Dinner organized by Trade Only on the middle night of the show enjoyed record attendance, while almost 150 delegates attended the inaugural bpma Education Day on the 22 which included sessions by Cliff Quicksell and a rousing closing address by Paul Bellantone, president and CEO of PPAI.

HPC Global Hires Michael Kogutt
January 23, 2013

HPC Global, located in Hanover, Pa., has hired 28-year industry veteran Michael A. Kogutt, MAS, MASI, as vice president of sales. In this position, Kogutt is tasked with growing sales and, more importantly, quality relationships with distributors.

3 Things I Learned In Vegas
January 21, 2013

Jetlag beaten and back on East Coast time, its time to talk about what I learned from this year's PPAI Expo.

Day Two and Final Day Coverage of the PPAI Expo 2013
January 18, 2013

Day two of the PPAI Expo went similarly to the first, the show appearing as busy as the prior day. Yesterday saw several of the show's cornerstone events, such as PPAI's The Power of Two Party and the show's final keynote luncheon, "Business Values From A Six-Year-Old."

Visstun Holds Contest at PPAI Expo to Announce New Variable Ink Jet Print Capability
January 17, 2013

Visstun is holding a contest during the PPAI Expo 2013 to showcase its new variable ink jet print capabilities. Distributors that buy a drink at any concession stand on the show floor receive a Visstun cup with a custom code printed using Visstun's new printing capability. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

3 Must-sees in Vegas
January 16, 2013

Exhibits at The PPAI Expo opened today. What are you hoping to see?

Resolutions for 2013
January 14, 2013

Hey everyone! Long time no blog! Sorry about that. I've been on the road a lot this last month, and also trying to write 4,000 things at once. It was not a good combination, as I'm sure you can imagine. And now I'm off this week for PPAI Vegas, so hooray, MORE TRAVEL!

PPAI Expo 2013 Begins Monday, January 14
January 11, 2013

The PPAI Expo 2013, the promotional product industry's largest annual trade show in the U.S., begins on Monday, January 14. Held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the event offers a week of education, networking and new products for distributors.