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Presidents Message – July

Dear Members of the SAAC Community,

As we gear up for an exciting summer, I want to remind you to secure your spots for the SAAC Expo 2024 happening this August. This year’s Expo promises to be truly spectacular, especially with our Disneyland Extravaganza on Thursday, August 15th– it’s an event you won’t want to miss! Tickets for the Disneyland Extravaganza are selling fast, so I urge you to purchase yours before they sell out to ensure you don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, complete with open bar, food, music and the opportunity to network with the industry’s best until the park closes!

Sponsorship opportunities for suppliers for the Disneyland Extravaganza are also available—Walt Disney once said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” 

Come out and explore this year’s SAAC Expo, which will feature: workstations with electrical outlets so that you can leave the office with confidence and use the show floor as your office, wifi, refilling water station, product pavilions with case studies, massage lounge, quiet lounge, SAAC snacks lounge, beer garden networking social lounge at 3pm Thursday, free headshot by a professional photographer, and a host of other amenities ready for you to experience at EXPO! Special session panels featuring the best of our industry’s distributor and supplier icons speaking on topics such as Working Without Overwhelm, How I Sold $1M in Promo, Supplier/Distributor- Sales Through Collaborations, Affiliate and Buying Groups- Benefits and CriteriaAm I Ready for a Virtual Assistant?, Why It Matters- Industry Leaders Doing Things Differently, and a special session of Ask The Promo Lawyer Anything. The FOMO is real!

In addition to the excitement of the Expo and Disneyland, I am also thrilled to announce that the SAAC Foundation will be unveiling the winners of our student scholarship program at the SAAC Expo. Your support for the Foundation directly contributes to initiatives like these, which empower and support the future leaders of our industry. Furthermore, mark your calendars for the SAAC Foundation’s annual golf tournament on October 16th, 2024 at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena—a wonderful opportunity to network and support a great cause!

You, our wonderful SAAC members, are the heart of our organization, and without your support, SAAC wouldn’t be the organization it’s becoming today and we’ve been thrilled by the enthusiasm and excitement from our members regarding the SAAC transformation this year. Your feedback and engagement have been invaluable as we strive to enhance our offerings and community impact.

I hope each of you is having a successful and fulfilling summer so far, filled with growth and prosperity. We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to gather together once again at the SAAC Expo, where we can celebrate our members’ achievements, forge new connections, and create lasting memories.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Let’s make this summer one to remember and I look forward to seeing you all at the SAAC Expo in August!

Warm regards,

Amy Williams

President, SAAC