The PPAI Expo is an annual, promotional product industry event that is attended by more than 12,000 promo professionals. This year, Tactive traveled to the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center to connect with suppliers from some of the hottest brands in the corporate gifting market. The Tactive team took to the floor and viewed more than 800 exhibiting companies and emerged with the best new product ideas for you!
Our team was on the ground searching for the best ways to bring your brand to (real) life in the coming year. Here are a few of our team members’ favorite finds.
PPAI is a great experience for our account executives and project managers to get educated on the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer.
This time also allows them to connect and develop together as a team.
Tactive prides itself on taking a team approach to servicing our clients and the stronger the team, the better we can perform.
Courtney’s Favorite Promo Finds:
Women's Washed Satin Boyfriend Jacket
Unisex Triblend Tee
Prodir Eco Friendly Pens
Although there are a lot of tried-and-true standards in this industry, it’s always nice to see who is doing something different. Our clients are unique and deserve unique solutions. The opportunity for us to see all that our partners are doing and build relationships with potential new partners only helps to strengthen what we can offer those who depend on us.
Ryan’s Favorite Promo Finds:
Let's Support Custom Apparel
What an incredible experience to get the opportunity to network with the leading innovators in our field. I know our team expanded their knowledge of our industry, learned a thing or two, and saw some things in a new prospective!
Megan’s Favorite Promo Finds:
Rollink Collapsible Carry-On Suitcase
Rollink collapsible suitcases are designed to become your favorite travel companion, ready for a new adventure at a moment’s notice. Rollink is 75% thinner than an average suitcase, making it four times more efficient to transport and store.
Asobu Pet Water Bottle
Spending money on a pet releases a different kind of serotonin. The Asobu bowl is vacuum insulated stainless steel with an inner plastic coating for easier cleaning. The bowl is vacuum insulated stainless steel with an inner plastic coating for easier cleaning.
American Apparel came with their new RFID chips in patches and in their apparel. An innovative idea that they brought to (real) life!
Going to the PPAI show in Las Vegas is always a great learning and networking experience. Not only does it give attendees the opportunity to see and learn about new products and vendors, but it’s also a great way to build relationships with vendor reps. In an industry that’s all about building relationships, PPAI is a can’t miss event.
George’s Favorite Promo Finds:
Quikflip 2-in-1 Hoodie
Asobu Canyon Water Bottle
Our customers have increasingly requested environmentally safe products, the latest tech trends, and fashion-forward wear for their company. Meanwhile we experienced nearly a million square feet of exhibit space. The new connections we made, while our feet silently screamed, inspired creativity, exposed us to a new range of products, and allowed us to leave feeling confident about this year’s projects.
Ready to build your 2023 promo plan? Say, “Hey, Tactive!” and we’ll help you incorporate these fresh promo ideas with your brand.