2019 PPAMS PROMOSHOW
February 6-7, 2019
Wednesday and Thursday, February 6-7, 2019
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt
1919 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
PPAMS Rate: $179 + taxes until January 14, 2019
Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt is 1.5 miles from the Music City Center and two blocks from the Vanderbilt University campus in the city’s West End area. Walk to over 50 restaurants from our 169-room hotel, which is just minutes from downtown. See over 300 species of plants, shrubs and the Bicentennial Oak on campus. You’ll enjoy free parking, complimentary breakfast, fitness room, and business center.
CLICK HERE to make reservations online or by calling 615-329-1144 and asking for the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPA) rate.
The Music City Center is home to the largest parking operation in downtown Nashville and with their reasonable rates and 24 hour security, it’s the best place to park downtown. The garage is located on 6th Avenue and Demonbreun, directly across from the south entrance to Bridgestone Arena. CLICK HERE for a directions and a map.
PPAMS Members – FREE
Members of any Regional Association – FREE
Distributors with a PPAI, UPIC, ASI or SAGE number – non-member rate*
Any Promotional Products Distributor with five invoices from promotional products suppliers – non-member rate*
No one under the age of 16 can attend this show.
*Non-Member Rate: $50 per attendee for the show, $25 per attendee for each seminar
For the ultimate show experience, attendees can purchase a VIP pass.
The VIP Experience includes:
- Valet parking on the day of the show.
- Early access to the show floor.
- Pre-printed name badge so you don't have to wait in line.
- Access to the VIP Lounge with drinks, snacks and a light lunch.
- Concierge to carry your bags to the car when you're done.
- Premium show bag.
VIP passes must be purchased by Friday, February 1, 2019.
>> CLICK HERE Purchase the VIP Experience.
END-USER / CLIENT ATTENDEES:
For the final two hours of the show, distributors will be allowed to bring clients. This is not intended to be as big as our Road Show, in fact, we encourage distributors to escort their clients on the show floor (there's no way they can see it all in two hours). This will give you the opportunity to bring clients who have a big project in the works or may have missed the show in August.
- Distributor members, who are also show attendees, can invite clients to attend between 1-3 pm.
- Distributors will be charged $25 for each client that attends.
- You are responsible for escorting your clients and collecting all leads.
- For an additional fee you can provide complimentary parking or valet service for your clients. Please contact or call 615-465-8109.
>> CLICK HERE to view/download instructions (PDF) and learn how to invite your clients
The pre-registration deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019
Pre-registration can only be done online at
After February 1, you will still be able to register onsite.
NAME BADGE PICKUP:
A name badge is required for all events. You can pickup your name badge at the registration counter outside of Exhibit Hall A-1 at the following times:
Wednesday, February 6
9:30am – 5:00pm – PPAMS Registration Desk at the Music City Center
Thursday, February 7
7:30am – 3:00pm – PPAMS Registration Desk at the Music City Center
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
all events (except the Pub Crawl) are at the Music City Center
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019
9:30am Registration Open (Exhibit Hall A1 Lobby)
10:30am – 11:30am SUCCESS SUMMIT – Prop 65: What you need to know to protect yourself
Nathan Cotter, Compliance Manager for Hit Promo, presenter
Think Prop 65 doesn’t apply to you? Think again! Whether you sell items to clients in California or anywhere in the nation, if those products could end up in the hands of California consumers, then you’re liable. Prop 65 requires that a “clear and reasonable warning” be provided by a Person/Company in the course of doing business, who manufactures, produces, assembles, processes, handles, distributes, stores, SELLS, or otherwise transfers a consumer product which he or she knows to contain a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity to any person to whom the product is sold or transferred.
Hit Promotional Products has been on the forefront of making sure that promotional products are compliant with Prop 65. Their compliance director will be joining us Nashville to give you the latest information you need to be compliant with Prop 65 and the questions to ask of any supplier you do business with.
12:00pm – 1:00pm POWER LUNCH
Holly Rox, National Trainer for SanMar, presenter
Do you wish you could see into the future and know what the next hot products are? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the time and money to travel the world uncovering the latest cultural and design trends? On Wednesday, February 6th, you don’t have to go any further than the Music City Center to learn about consumer trends that are coming down the pike. You’ll hear the latest research on how today’s consumers work and live, and which products have the functionality to meet those demands.
12:00pm - 5:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up (Exhibit Hall A1)
1:00pm – 8:30pm Featured Product Showcase Open (Hallway Outside of Seminars)
1:30pm – 2:30pm SUCCESS SUMMIT – NOPE – A Reckless Optimist’s Guide to An Unstoppable Life
Kimble Bosworth, presenter
We all feel like life stops us in our tracks sometimes. In our personal and professional lives, things can be unpredictable and sometimes uncomfortable. That will never change. But how you deal with unpredictability and overcome ‘uncomfortable’ can change your experience of all aspects of daily living – from traffic jams to job transitions to tragedies. With the right tools and the right attitude, everyone – even you – can be unstoppable. Kimble Bosworth sure has been.
In this session, she will share stories and strategies including:
· 5 key tools to setting your path – having good intentions, setting goals, getting back on track, and more
· The secret to identifying the obstacles in your path before they stop you
· How to use one simple word – NOPE – to remove those obstacles
Along the way, you might also learn how Kimble invented the cheeseburger.
2:30 – 3:00pm Snack Break (Hallway Outside of Seminars)
3:00pm – 4:00pm SUCCESS SUMMIT – Intro to Promo Standards
Stewart Switzer, facilitator
Learn what the industry’s top technology minds are working on to make all of our lives better. Learn what the industry leaders are doing to get suppliers and distributors on the same page with organizing Product Data, Inventory, Purchase Order Processing, Order Shipment Notifications, Order Status, Media Content and Invoicing. Learn how PromoStandards can help your business, how it can save you time and money. Find out if PromoStandards are right for your business. Suppliers and Distributors welcome.
4:00pm – 5:00pm SUCCESS SUMMIT – New Year, New Trends
Samara Anderson, presenter
A new year is both an opportunity for reflection and growthâ€Š—â€Šand that holds true in the marketing world. Reflections and revisions lead marketers to explore exciting directions come the new year. We believe wholeheartedly that it’s better to anticipate these trends rather than try to play catch up once they’ve already become the next big thing. The pros at redpepper, a local ad agency, took some time to rattle their brains, gaze into their internal crystal balls, and make some predictions for the top marketing trends of 2019. During this session you’ll learn the top 10 to look out for.
5:00pm Registration Closes
6:00pm – 6:30pm Best of PPAMS Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - 8:30pm PPAMS Membership and Awards Dinner
8:30pm - ???? Honky Tonkin’ with PPAMS
Meet at Whiskey Bent Saloon for drink specials and some Honky Tonkin’ on Broadway! Be sure to pick up your wristband at the registration desk or the Awards Dinner for $1 domestic beer and well liquor and $5 Fireball shots.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
7:00am - 9:00am Exhibitor Set Up (Exhibit Hall A1)
8:00am Registration Open (Exhibit Hall A1 Lobby)
9:30am – 3:00pm VIP Lounge Open
9:30am VIP Access to the Show
9:30am – 3:00pm Featured Product Showcase Open (Exhibit Hall A1)
10:00am - 3:00pm Show Floor Open to Distributors (Exhibit Hall A1)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Show Floor Open to End-Users (Exhibit Hall A1)
3:00pm Exhibits and Registration Closes
Corporate Identity Apparel
In Stepp Marketing
Lee Pearson & Associates
M. Burky & Associates Inc
Miller & Associates
Pearson Marketing Inc
Perry Ellis International
S² Marketing Group
Tom Powell & Associates