Admits Errors In Expo Scheduling;
CES Dates Never Changed
The Promotional Products Association
International (PPAI) announced
last week that it is changing
the dates of its PPAI Expo
for the next two years, citing
a scheduling conflict with the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In a release
to members, PPAI stated that “CES was recently rescheduled to be held the
same week as the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.”
However, PromoGram has
learned that CES never changed
its show dates for 2007 and 2008
once it first scheduled and published
them four years ago, according
CES communications director. In a Monday
interview with Counselor,
Steve Slagle, president of PPAI, admitted
that the association first noticed
in “August or September” that
the two shows would be held simultaneously.
Slagle said his organization became
aware of the conflict when it looked
at posted convention dates on the Las
Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
web site. He acknowledged that neither
he nor other PPAI officials previously
checked the CES Web site, where its
2007 and 2008 dates had been posted
for several years. “Nobody on
our team was aware that there was a
conflict until late summer,” he
2007, the Expo has been rescheduled
to take place January 3-6, with exhibits
open January 4-6. And for 2008, the
Expo will be held from January 14-18,
with exhibits open January 16-18. This
now sets up an industry conflict in
2007, as The ASI Show Orlando
is scheduled for January 3-5 (with
exhibits open January 4-5).
Cohn, president of The ASI Show,
says ASI was surprised by PPAI’s
decision to move the show and believes
it will “create a significant
conflict” for suppliers and distributors. “Both
CES’ and The ASI Show’s
dates have been set for years,” he
says. “It is disappointing that
PPAI created this conflict when hundreds
of suppliers and distributors have
already made plans for the 2007 shows
based on the published show schedules.”
says ASI is looking at ways to ensure
that suppliers and distributors “have
the best show experiences in 2007” and
is in the process of surveying its
members for additional input. To participate
in the survey, go to www.asishow.com/survey
With Event Management Firm
Access Sports & Event
Management LLC has merged
with Promowearhouse (asi/301444)
and has named the distributorship’s
former president, Lee Pagan,
director of business development.
Terms were not disclosed. “They
have been good friends of
mine for years and we just
came together,” says
Pagan. “They have
great clients and I have
the experience in promotional
products. Now I can offer
my customers more things:
plane tickets, goodie bags,
fulfillment, etc. Being a
one-man shop I had to do
everything. Now I can focus
on sales and give better
which had $425,000 in sales
last year, has discontinued
its name and ASI number.
Pagan has moved into the
Access Sports office and
is currently seeking a
new ASI number.
Camp Chef (asi/43659) won the Best Barbecue Accessory at the 2006 Vesta
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in the “Diversified
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