2020 25th ANNUAL PPAMS MIDSOUTH PROMOSHOW
February 5-6, 2020
Wednesday and Thursday, February 5-6, 2020
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt
1919 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
PPAMS Rate: $169 + taxes until January 10, 2020
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.
Reserve your room online or by calling 615-329-1144 and asking for the Promotional Products Association (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. 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, January 31, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-465-8109.
The pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020
Pre-registration can only be done online at www.ppams.com
After January 31, 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 5
9:30am – 5:00pm – PPAMS Registration Desk at the Music City Center
Thursday, February 6
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 5, 2020
11:00am Registration Open (Exhibit Hall A1 Lobby)
12:00pm – 1:00pm POWER LUNCH: If I Were in Your Shoes
Our panel of industry leaders will discuss what they would do if they were in your shoes. They'll be sharing the emerging trends, technology, and strategy that will equip you to be successful in the next decade.
Panelists: Paul Bellantone, Dale Denham, and David Shultz
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: Hybrid Selling
Dale Denham will show you how even the smallest distributor can compete and succeed against big online companies by creating a strategy for hybrid selling.
2:30 – 3:00pm Snack Break (Hallway Outside of Seminars)
3:00pm – 4:00pm SUCCESS SUMMIT: Technology Trends and Tips for the Modern Distributor
We all want to simplify our lives, be more productive, and sell more. The good news is there are plenty to tech solutions being introduced (almost daily) that claim to help do these things. The bad news is that researching the best solutions and figuring out how to use them can be daunting. David Shultz with commonsku has done most of the legwork for you and during this session will share his advice.
5:00pm Registration Closes
6:00pm – 6:30pm Best of PPAMS Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - 8:30pm 25th Anniversary Membership and Awards Dinner
Join us for an unforgettable night as we celebrate our silver anniversary! We'll honor our 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, announce our Best of PPAMS winners and welcome our special guest, Paul Bellantone, the President & CEO of PPAI.
8:30pm - ???? Honky Tonkin’ with PPAMS (Whiskey Bent Saloon)
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-OFF domestic beer and well liquor and $5 Fireball shots.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
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
2020 PPAMS EXHIBITOR LIST
Corporate Identity Apparel
Lee Pearson & Associates
McDonald Terry Group
Miller & Associates
Pearson Marketing Inc