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    • 07/31/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy, 21090 ST Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33433
    • 28

    JULY 31, 2024
    Maggiano's Little Italy
    21090 St Andrews Blvd
    Boca Raton, FL 33433

    Ticket Deadline EOD July 24, 2024

    Join us for an exciting new event hosted by GCPPA where distributor service companies take the stage to pitch their services. Drawing inspiration from the popular "Shark Tank" format, this event will feature top distributor buying groups and national distributorships presenting their unique offerings in a dynamic and engaging setting.

    Each participating service company will have 10 minutes to showcase their services. After the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an extended networking session. This session will allow distributors to connect directly with the presenters, ask detailed questions, and explore how these services can benefit their business.

    The networking session will be set up with display tables around the perimeter, where service companies can provide additional information, offer demos, and have in-depth conversations with interested distributors. This is a unique opportunity to form valuable connections, gain insights, and discover new partnerships that can elevate your business to the next level.

    Don’t miss this chance to dive into "GCPPA Pitch & Power" and experience a new way to connect and grow within the promotional products industry. Mark your calendars and get ready to network, learn, and be inspired!

    During this event you'll hear speakers from:

    • 07/31/2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Standing out in a crowded marketplace is one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome. In this session, Bill Petrie will explain why standardizing every aspect of a promotional products business is the key to growing and scaling a business. Using specific examples that can be implemented immediately, this session will show each attendee how to use standards – and holding firm to those standards – as a point of differentiation that will lead to wild success.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • ·        Learn the key areas where standards will apply to your business.
    • ·        Master the metrics that will allow you to manage internal and external expectations.
    • ·        Position your company as “the Standard” for your target audience.

    About Bill: Widely considered a marketing and branding thought leader, Bill has over 24 years of working in executive leadership positions at leading promotional products companies, always working collaboratively to achieve the “wow” desired by the target audience. The Founder and Creative Director at brandivate, an award-winning full-service marketing services and advertising agency, Bill is a featured speaker at national and international events, a serial creator of content marketing, and co-host of the industry-leading podcast Promo UPFront. Bill is also the co-founder of Promocations which builds unique and transformative networking events that build and foster distributor and supplier relationships.

    A fierce advocate for the Promotional Products Industry, he is a former PromoKitchen chef, a Past President of the Regional Association Council (RAC) board, current Vice-Chair of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) and has worked closely with senior leadership at Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) on many committees and work groups. In appreciation of his years of dedicated service, Bill was the 2024 recipient of the PPAI Icon Award for Distinguished Service to the promotional products industry.

    • 08/02/2024
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Come and meet GCPPA's your fellow GCPPA members and board members for our first Coffee & Conversation of the year.  This is a chance to catch up with each other for an informal discussion about what's going on with GCPPA, what's happening with the industry at large, and what you're experiencing at individual businesses.

    This event is free for all GCPPA members. Please register to receive your login credentials. 

    Sponsorship Opportunity:

    For the nominal $50 sponsorship you'll have your logo posted on the marketing for this Coffee & Conversation event, and you'll also receive an introduction and 5 minutes of dedicated air time to promote your business. 

    • 08/15/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Sidewalk Chef Kitchen 6500 NW 12th Ave #101 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
    • 40

    GCPPA's annual trade shows might be the main course, but during this event you'll indulge in a delectable showcase of GCPPA's other member benefits and gain useful insights on how to leverage them for your business!

    Join us for an unforgettable afternoon where we'll tantalize your taste buds with insights from each of our current member benefit partners. From discounts to educational resources, our lineup of speakers will serve up a mouthwatering spread of knowledge, highlighting the savory benefits available exclusively to GCPPA members. And we'll wrap up the event with a class that'll help you sharpen your knife skills in the kitchen. 

    As you savor the insights, enjoy a sumptuous lunch provided by our generous sponsors. This event is a feast for the mind and body, offering a nourishing blend of information and cuisine.

    For non-members hungry for a taste of what GCPPA has to offer, there's a nominal $30 fee to attend. However, should you decide to join the association during the event, we'll gladly deduct this fee from your membership dues. Come join us for a feast of benefits and discover the rich flavors of membership with GCPPA!

    • 09/19/2024
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy, 21090 ST Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33433

    GCPPA Rush Hour Rip Tide
    Speed Networking Event

    Ready to ditch the traffic jams and dive into high-speed networking? Gear up for an exhilarating pre-rush hour escape from the office with GCPPA's inaugural Rush Hour Rip Tide event! Leave work in the rearview mirror and surf the wave of networking excitement as we ride the Rip Tide to new connections and opportunities!

    This event will kick off with a quick cocktail reception where attendees can mix, mingle, and grab a drink at the cash bar. Then, supplier rep sponsors will be stationed at their tables while distributor attendees cycle from table to table in timed intervals for some quick-fire networking sessions.

    Heavy hors d'oeuvres are included with the ticket price, ensuring you stay fueled for all the exciting interactions.

    • 10/15/2024
    • 10/16/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale
    • 28

    October 15-16, 2024
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale
    1100 SE 17th St
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

    It's official we're having a show like no other! 

    Join us for the exciting 2024 GCPPA Fall Expo, where we’re enhancing our format to better meet the needs of both distributors and exhibitors! This year, we’re introducing a dynamic two-day show designed to maximize networking opportunities and business growth.

    Exhibitor Hybrid Suite Package: For those looking to maximize their exposure and savings, we offer the Exhibitor Hybrid Suite package. Participate in both the Power Meetings on Day 1 and the Standard Exhibitor Segment on Day 2 for a combined rate of $1200—saving you $250. Includes 2-night hotel stay.

    Day 2: Standard Exhibitor Segment: Day 2 will feature our traditional exhibitor format, where all exhibitor suites will be open to all distributors and their clients. This is a fantastic chance to showcase your products and services to a broader audience, including potential new clients. Standard Exhibitor suites are available for $850. Includes 1-night hotel stay. 

    Day 1: Power Meetings Segment: On the first day, we’ll facilitate private Power Meetings between exhibitors and GCPPA distributor member companies. Each exhibitor will have up to 15 dedicated private meetings, each lasting 15 minutes. This is an unparalleled opportunity to engage in focused discussions and build valuable connections. The cost for Day 1 participation is $600 per exhibitor suite. Includes 1-night hotel stay. 

    Don't miss out on this premier event, designed to foster connections and drive business success in the promotional products industry. Register now to secure your spot and take advantage of these new opportunities!


    October 15, 2025

    8:30am-9am -  Distributor Check-in 

    9am-11:15pm - Individual Power Meetings

    11:15-11:30am - Grab and Go Snack Break

    11:34pm-1pm - Individual Power Meetings

    4pm-6pm - Awards and Social Networking Reception

    October 16, 2025

    8:30am-1pm - Registration/Hospitality room open

    9am-1pm - All suites open to distributors and their clients

    *Schedule subject to change. All exhibitors and attendees will be notified with schedule changes that affect them. 

    By registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to comply with the terms and conditions outlined in the 2024 GCPPA Fall Expo Contract

    • 10/15/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Ft. Lauderdale FL
    • 15

    October 15, 2024
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale
    1100 SE 17th Street Causeway
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

    GCPPA is excited to introduce an innovative "Hybrid" trade show format for this year's Fall Expo. On Day One (Oct 15), we’ve implemented an appointment-focused format to ensure you get the quality time you deserve with all your favorite suppliers, supplier reps, and business service companies. No more fighting for attention – enjoy equal, dedicated time with each exhibitor. 

    As part of the registration process, you’ll be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. This will help us tailor your meetings to maximize your time with show exhibitors. GCPPA staff will provide each exhibitor with a dossier containing the information you’ve shared, allowing them to focus on what your clients want and need.

    To secure your spot in this exclusive appointment-focused format, GCPPA requests a $20 registration fee from distributors. This ensures your place and helps us provide a seamless and valuable experience.

    We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Expo and making the most of this innovative approach to trade shows!

    • 10/16/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Ft. Lauderdale FL

    October 16, 2024
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale
    1100 SE 17th Street Causeway
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

    GCPPA is excited to introduce an innovative "Hybrid" trade show format for this year's Fall Expo. On Day Two of the GCPPA Fall Expo, we shift to an open format where distributors and their clients can freely visit any unoccupied exhibitor suites throughout the day. While not as private as the appointment-focused format of Day One, this setup still offers valuable interactions with exhibitors.

    Enjoy the flexibility to explore various suites at your own pace, engage in meaningful conversations, and discover new products and services that cater to your clients' needs. This open format ensures you have ample opportunities to connect with suppliers, supplier reps, and business service companies in a more relaxed environment.

    Join us on Day Two for a dynamic and engaging trade show experience that complements the focused appointments of Day One. We look forward to providing you with a comprehensive and enriching event at the GCPPA Fall Expo!

    Members can experience day two at no charge, and invite clients at $25 per person. Non-members can attend the show at $25 per person (cannot invite clients). 


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09/12/2023 Tuesday Learning Lab: "Seven Reasons Why Marketing Fails and Ways to Prevent Them"
08/30/2023 Wild Wednesday Webinar: "Hit the TARGET with Your Marketing"
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07/26/2023 Wild Wednesday Webinar: "Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, How They Can Make a Difference in Your Business"
07/11/2023 Tuesday Learning Lab: "Going For the Gold, Building and Entering an Award-Winning Pyramid Marketing Campaign"
06/28/2023 Wild Wednesday Webinar: "What's New?"
06/13/2023 Tuesday Learning Lab: "What can the New AI-Powered Functions in SAGE do for You."
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03/28/2023 PPAI: Promotional Products Work Expo
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08/31/2022 Wild Wednesday Webinar: How PPAI Promotional Products Work can Elevate Your Business
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08/09/2022 Tuesday Learning Lab: Multi-Task Like A Pro: How to Manage All Your Projects at Once
07/27/2022 Wild Wednesday Webinar: " Data-Driven Blueprint for Success"
07/12/2022 Tuesday Learning Lab: "Fulfillment Programs: Potential and Pitfalls"
07/12/2022 Coffee & Conversation
05/25/2022 Wild Wednesday Webinar: How to Charge for Creative Services (as a Distributor)
05/03/2022 2022 GCPPA PromoCon
05/02/2022 Cocktails & Conversation
03/30/2022 Wild Wednesday Webinar: “AMPlify Your Sales”
03/29/2022 GCPPA On Tap - Ft Lauderdale
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11/11/2021 Coffee & Conversation
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10/27/2021 Wild Wednesday Webinar
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09/14/2021 Vendor Spotlight
09/14/2021 Tuesday Learning Lab
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07/20/2021 GCPPA On Tap
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12/08/2020 Annual Membership Meeting
12/08/2020 TUESDAY LEARNING LAB: ExpoDirect-2-You “Sneak Peak”
11/18/2020 WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: The Disruption is Here, Are You Ready for the Future of Work?”
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08/20/2020 GCPPA Vendor Spotlight: Encore
08/19/2020 WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINAR: Technology Tools to Increase Efficiency in 2020
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