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Wednesday, August 7

Welcome Breakfast and Keynote |
State of the Industry with Paul Bellantone, CAE, President and CEO of PPAI
Wednesday, August 7 | 8:30-10 am | 1.0 MAS

Join Paul Bellantone, CAE president and CEO of PPAI for this town hall-style meeting covering current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry. The presentation will include initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value, and protect and grow the industry. Breakfast will be provided.

Complimentary for SAAC members and $10 for nonmembers | Breakfast will be served 8:30-9 am


Sponsored by Bayside 

#EmpowerHer | Panel Session
Wednesday, August 7 | 2:30-3:15 pm | 1.0 CAS

This powerful and uplifting panel presentation focuses on building a strong community of empowered women in the promotional products industry. Attendees will come away with a new perspective on what they can achieve in their personal and professional lives.

Sponsored by Goldstar

SAAC Awards Reception
Wednesday, August 7 | 3:30-5 pm

Join us as we celebrate and honor those who have distinguished themselves in their profession while making an impact in our industry and SAAC. Heavy appetizers will be served.

Complimentary for SAAC Members (includes 2 drink tickets) and $20 for Non Members

Stone Brewing Tap Room Meet & Greet  
Wednesday, August 7 
| 7:00 pm
795 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

What better way to gear up for Day 2 than meeting other industry professionals at the famous Stone Brewing Tap Room?! It's just a short walk through the Gaslamp Quarter, located adjacent to Petco Stadium.

Complimentary for SAAC Members and $10 for Non Members

Sponsored by The SAAC Foundation.

ThUrsday, August 8

Supplier Spotlight 
Thursday, August 8 | 9-10 am 

Don't miss this fast-paced presentation from a few select, premier suppliers. Distributors will leave empowered with case studies and marketing strategies to share with clients, and a better understanding of how to collaborate with their vendor partners. 

NextGen | Panel Session
Thursday, August 8 | 10:15-10:45 am | 0.5 CAS

A group of promotional products professionals examine the differences between generations and the impact those differences have on businesses. As the millennial generation ages into more leadership roles, successful companies must adapt to the changing needs of the workforce.

Secrets to a Successful Website for You and Your Clients
Thursday, August 8 | 11-11:30 am | 0.5 CAS

In this session, Clark Hyde will explain the new SAGE Website Professional Plus, which is filled with original content for you to keep your website fresh. From industry-relevant blogs to videos, we'll teach you how to utilize that content to convert leads into customers. You'll also learn about another turn-key solution, SAGE Company Stores, where you can provide your clients with custom online stores, so that they can sell more of their branded merchandise on the web.

Prop 65 & State Regulations
Thursday, August 8 | 12-12:30 pm | 0.5 CAS

Join Anne Stone for this session on Prop 65 and State Regulations. Big changes are coming to California Prop 65 that could cost you and your business. In addition to the federal regulations that affect the promotional products industry, individual states have passed laws that can affect your company as well. This session is a must for navigating your interstate deals, not just by knowing the rules, but by having strategies in place to manage them. This course contains information regarding United States regulations, laws and standards, specifically.

Insight On a Buyer's Perspective
Thursday, August 8 | 1-1:30 pm | 0.5 CAS

This panel investigates the end buyer/distributor relationship and its critical role in the industry. This discussion, which features two end buyers and two distributors, will outline the key elements needed to form, maintain and enhance successful partnerships between the two roles.

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