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February 6-7, 2019

2019 PPAMS PromoShow Exhibitor Contract

3 Minute instructional video: How to register distributors and invite clients





Wednesday and Thursday, February 6-7, 2019 




Music City Center

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.




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 amanda@ppams.com 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 www.ppams.com


After February 1, you will still be able to register onsite.




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






all events (except the Pub Crawl) are at the Music City Center





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

                                    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS 

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 growth — and 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.





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 



Exhibitor List


3M Promotional Markets




American Ad Bag


American Calendar


Ariel Premium Supply




BIC Graphic


Brentwood Line - The Sourcing Department


CFS Promotional Products


Charles River Apparel


Cochran & Company


Corporate Identity Apparel




Cutter & Buck


Delta Apparel


Dixie Seal & Stamp Co., Inc


ETS Express, Inc


Evans Mfg




Flanagan and Associates




Gold Bond, Inc


Heritage Sportswear


Hit Promotional Products


Hub Pen Company






In Stepp Marketing


Lee Pearson & Associates


Leed's | Bullet | JournalBooks | Trimark




M. Burky & Associates Inc


MAC Marketing


McDonald Terry Group




Miller & Associates


Naylor Enterprises


Next Promotions


OTTO International


Outdoor Cap


Paramount Apparel International, Inc


Pearson Marketing Inc


Peerless Umbrella Co.


Perry Ellis International


Prime Line




S&S Activewear


S²  Marketing Group


Sanford B2B




Showdown Displays


Skinner & Kennedy Co., Inc




Sweda Co LLC




The Bentcil Company


Tom Powell & Associates


TriBci Wholesale Printing Essentials


Two Fish Apparel


Vantage Apparel


Xtra Blanks Apparel, LLC