More Than Just A Trade Show

Education Straight From The Experts

Every great industry success story starts with a spark of inspiration. But what exactly makes a great education program? Is it the guest speakers? The session topics? The networking opportunities? At Expo East, all these elements flawlessly combine to bring you top education programming right to you. PPAI Members, PPAI Associates, and select regional associations* have access to 30 free education sessions designed to help you remain competitive in today’s complex business world.

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Connections Corner

  • Starts: June 03, 2019 11:00 AM
  • Ends: June 03, 2019 4:00 PM
  • Where: Room 312 Foyer, Level 3

The Connections Corner is your place to converse with colleagues and make new business connections in a casual environment. This unique networking opportunity helps you expand your business circle while feeling informed, engaged and empowered.

Join us for roundtable discussions centered around the latest trends for websites in our industry and best practices for keeping your website up-to-date. MAS 0.5

Track: Technology

Join Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS as she facilitates this roundtable discussion on incentive and recognition program best practices. Please come prepared to share your story, ask questions or just come to listen to your peers. CAS 0.5

Track: Incentives & Recognition

Join Kirby Hasseman as he facilitates this roundtable discussion on video marketing best practices. Please come prepared to share your story, ask questions or just come to listen to your peers. CAS 0.5

Track: Marketing & Advertising

Join this roundtable discussion with the 2019 Chair of the PPAI Board of Directors, Brittany David, MAS, this session will be an open forum for questions and discussions. MAS 0.5

Track: Strategies & Solutions

View The Full Expo East 2019 Education & Show Schedule


Lenore Goldberg Memorial Golf Outing

  • Starts: June 03, 2019 11:00 AM
  • Ends: June 03, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Where: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
  • Cost (Single Player) $140
Join industry colleagues for an amazing day of golf and networking for a great cause at The Lenore Goldberg Memorial Golf Outing taking place at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Course in Galloway, NJ.
Includes buffet lunch, a full round of golf on the Bay Course, the greatest swag bag ever and cart rental. Golf Outing Committee will contact all registrants in early May for information on who you wish to play with. For more information, contact the SAAGNY office at 914-848-7369 or 

Net proceeds benefit The SAAGNY Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The SAAGNY Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The SAAGNY Foundation was established in 1995 with help from the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY). The SAAGNY Foundation is the goodwill arm of the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York. The Foundation provides educational scholarships, general assistance, and a means for the promotional products industry to engage the community through charitable endeavors and activities.

Monday, June 3, 2019 
Noon – Buffet Lunch 
1 pm – Shotgun start 

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
401 S New York Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205 

Lenore Goldberg Memorial Golf Outing – Single Player - $140/Golfer 

Must be pre-registered in order to participate. Onsite registration will not be available. Registration closes after May 24.  Any questions, please email 


Price includes: Greens fees, cart fees, range balls, buffet lunch, and a fabulous goody bag!

Running along Reed’s Bay, the 18-hole links style Bay Course is dramatically influenced by winds blowing off of the Atlantic Ocean and will challenge even the best golfers.

Book Signing Event

  • Starts: June 03, 2019 5:15 PM
  • Ends: June 03, 2019 5:45 PM
  • Where: Professional Development Desk, Level 3

Make your education from Expo East go further. Take advantage of these book signing events, to take the learning back to your office.

When it comes to your marketing plan, are you taking the leap? Or, are you simply treading water? Most people are reluctant to try anything new for fear of breaking the cord. To an extent, marketing is experimental; however, if you do your homework—prepare and tighten the cord—the chance of failure lessens dramatically and the results, the ride and the success that follows are rewarding for both your business and your clients. That’s what 30 Seconds To Greatness does for all practitioners in the promotional products industry. It filters down Cliff Quicksells’s years of marketing experience as a supplier, distributor and industry educator into bite-sized information—multi-vitamin “dosages” designed to boost sales performance and motivate people to succeed.

Learn more about Cliff's session 8 Steps To Capture Your Creativity on Tuesday, June 4. 

Too much talking and too little listening is a typical practice of too many sales executives. Common sense suggests that having two ears and one mouth is a clear indication that they should be used in that proportion—particularly in professional selling. But then again, common sense just isn’t so common, is it?

As a result of goals and incentives combined with a competitive nature, salespeople are often driven to be fast-talking, self-centered, high-pressure individuals, causing their integrity to be compromised.

Selling with integrity is perceived as an oxymoron because ordinary salespeople approach the sales process like it’s a competitive sport—where there is a winner and a loser and the entire game is played on the defensive. But extraordinary sales professionals engage in the art of combining integrity with passion and focus on meeting their clients’ needs versus their own needs, by not trying to fit square pegs into round holes!

Shut-Up & Sell encourages sales specialists to incorporate an integrity-focused approach to professional selling based on common-sense principles depicted in humorous, real-life examples. It begins with a sincere interest to meet a need and develops into a mutually beneficial relationship.

In sales, walking the tightrope of attaining desired professional accomplishments while maintaining personal integrity is a bold yet achievable balance that when perfected, results in genuine ultimate success!

Learn more about her book here or her session Going Out For Business on Tuesday, June 4. 

Pre-Purchase A Boxed Lunch For Monday, June 3

Maximize your Education Day by pre-ordering your boxed lunch during registration or add it to your existing registration. Select from Turkey/Cheddar sandwich or a vegetarian sandwich option. 

Deadline to order is Friday, May 24. 

Lunches will be available 11am-1pm, June 3rd in the 3rd-floor foyer.

What Not To Do On LinkedIn

  • When: June 03, 2019
  • Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Where: 314
Bill McCormick View speaker details

Apparel Trends, Challenges & Opportunities For 2019

  • When: June 03, 2019
  • Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Where: 313
Colleen Hartigan View speaker details

8 Steps To Capture Your Creativity

  • When: June 04, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Where: Show Floor Professional Development Area
Cliff Quicksell Cliff Quicksell & Associates & iPromoteu View speaker details

Product Pavilion Sneak Peek

  • Starts: June 04, 2019 8:30 AM
  • Ends: June 04, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Where: Exhibit Hall D

Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to view featured products in the Top Sellers, Green Products, Express Ship and Made In The U.S.A. pavilions before the exhibit floor opens.

Each year attendees search the specialty product pavilions, taking notes and making plans to ensure their time at the show is as successful as possible. The Product Pavilions Sneak Peek gives attendees an incredible opportunity to create a game plan by mapping out the products they want to see and the suppliers they want to meet.

SAAGNY Regional Meet 'N' Greet

  • Starts: June 04, 2019 4:00 PM
  • Ends: June 04, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Where: Tun Tavern

Join SAAGNY after the show floor closes on Tuesday at Tun Tavern (across from the convention center). Hearty appetizers will be served and a cash bar. All are welcome!