Professional Development2019-08-02T09:49:40-06:00


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Every year for Natcon, PPPC looks for dynamic presentations that challenge our thinking and push the promotional products industry forward—presentations that share proven practices with promotional products industry leaders and motivate our members in the pursuit of excellence.

This year’s Natcon theme is The Power of Partnerships and why developing and nurturing these strategic relationships are so vital to our industry. Paramount are the direct partnerships between suppliers & distributors and distributors & end-users, as well as the direct and indirect partnerships at play between multiline agencies, suppliers, distributors and end-users. It also includes the strategic partnerships PPPC recently established with PPAI and SAGE. Partnerships abound in our industry and are most successful when the parties involved seize opportunities to rise together and cooperate to achieve a common goal.

All education sessions will take place September 10, 2019.


Time Session
8:00am – 8:45am Registration and continental breakfast*
8:45am – 9:00am Opening Remarks by Jonathan Strauss, PPPC President & CEO 
9:00am – 9:45am State of the Industry Panel: Jonathan Strauss, Paul Bellantone, CAE, & David Natinsky – 0.75 MAS
9:45am – 10:45am Step into the Light by Jae M. Rang, MAS, Strategist, Speaker, Author, Mom – 1.0 CAS
10:45am – 11:15am Mid-morning and afternoon snacks*
11:15am – 12:15pm The Power of Partnership: How a Company Store Keeps Clients Coming Back for More
by Terri Sparkman, Sr. Lead Account Executive – 1.0 CAS
12:15pm – 1:15pm A light lunch*
1:15pm – 2:15pm True Partnership: Giving and Gaining Value From Every Customer Relationship by David Fellman – 1.0 MAS
2:15pm – 3:15 pm 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Leadership by Nikki Pett – 1.0 MAS
3:15pm – 3:30pm Mid-morning and afternoon snacks*
3:30pm – 4:30pm Power of Partnering… Leveraging Relationships for Mutual Benefit by Cliff Quicksell Jr., MAS+ 1.0 MAS

*food included for all participants pre-registered by September 3rd.

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