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Brenda Hyatt, Chief Editor/Journalist; Donald Scelzo, Photographer
Las Vegas, NV (2016) PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) was held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) from January 10-14, 2016 with more than 10,000 attendees. This event is the promotional products industry’s premier event. All exhibitors were conveniently located entirely on the first level this year thanks to the expansion of the MBCC. Distributors, retailers, and suppliers from all over the world exhibited their brands and met with their customer base. Following are just a few of the products showcased during the show.
Pandle, the Nanosilver-infusted silicone handle is designed to protect from germs and improve grip; great for public transportation, gym, or the office. Company contact: Mirja B Neumann, PR and Marketing Manager, at Mirja@Pandlehandle.com.
Raining Rose®, the lip balm company and more, displayed a sample packet of new products that included a Credit Card Hand Sanitizer Spray, a Euro Balm in new flavors “Mint Julep”, “Vanilla Crème”, and “Berry Brulee”. Cartoon Balm and Ibuprofen were also included in the sample packet. Their All Natural Lip Balm is now Gluten Free. Mason Linn is the person to contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Line Company issued sample kits to attendees that included sunscreen lotions, BZK Antiseptic Towelettes, bandages, blistex, and a sting and bite pad. To request their catalog go to www.royalindustries.com/needcatalog.
Promotional products made by “Best products” are made in the USA and include the BEST Bottle Coolie, Party Cup Coolie, Freedom Bottles, The Cup™, and the Bolero Tumbler, just to name a few. Company website: www.bestpromotionsusa.com.
The WineO™ Custom Wine Stoppers were a big hit with attendees this year. They are better than corks, made with wood, and they fit all standard wine bottles (except the twist off bottles). Your design can be engraved or color UV printed. Go to www.coolwinestoppers.com for more information.
PPAI’s vision statement is “The Promotional Products Association International advocates the power and value of promotional products in the marketing and advertising professions to ensure the success of its members and the global industry”. “We serve our members best by serving our industry first”. PPAI Expo 2017 will be held Jan. 8-12, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. To register go to: http://expo.ppai.org.