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APA Expo 2020 Las Vegas
Learning Lounge

Get quick, expert advice right on the expo floor. Stop by our Learning Lounge in Paris Ballroom for a unique educational opportunity. You'll pick up tips and tricks as well as important industry knowledge during these 30 minute sessions.

Wednesday, February 19
11:30 am–Your Ticket to Success: A Guide to Selling Promotional Products
1 pm–Why UV & Why Now
2 pm–Drinkware Is Hot, In More Ways Than One
3 pm–Grow Your Business with Apparel Industry Tools

Thursday, February 20
10:30 am–An Education in Adhesive Bonding
1 pm–Expand Your Sales Without Buying Equipment or Hiring Additional Staff
2 pm–If You Are Not Testing, You’re Guessing

Wednesday, February 19

11:30 am–Your Ticket to Success: A Guide to Selling Promotional Products

Breaking into the $24 billion promotional products industry can seem difficult. With millions of products to choose from, where do you even start? In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn what steps you can take to grow your business, build lasting relationships with new clientele, and quickly find products that fit your customers’ needs. Sit back, relax, and learn what it takes to be successful in this fast-moving, yet rewarding industry.
Presented by Diana Whitley, SAGE

1 pm–Why UV & Why Now

PDS Equipment will provide you with proven UV Print workflow solutions that you can implement at your company. The session will identify market trends and provide strategies to help you stand out and increase profits. Take your company to the next level with high resolution color. 
Presented by Bill Lydick, PDS Equipment

2 pm–Drinkware Is Hot, In More Ways Than One

JDS Industries marketing sublimation specialist, Jared Truman will explain what to look for in a good mug press. You will walk away knowing how to sublimate insulated tumblers, ceramic mugs & water bottles.
Presented by Jared Truman, JDS Industries

3 pm–Grow Your Business with Apparel Industry Tools

Learn about all of SanMar's marketing tools to help you grow your business by identifying your customers’ brand and applying the right tool for a selling occasion.
Presented by Holly Rox, SanMar Corporation

Thursday, February 20

10:30 am–An Education in Adhesive Bonding

Andrew Fondakowski with Lynx Specialty Tapes will help you determine the right adhesive type for your bonding project so you can do it right the first time.
Presented by Andrew Fondakowski, Lynx Specialty

1 pm–Expand Your Sales Without Buying Equipment or Hiring Additional Staff

Id Plates and Gemini is your one source for Blanks, Signs, Nameplates and Plaques.  Thick or thin, bright or satin, large or small, we have a solution to fit your metal needs. Our combined manufacturing processes include Printed, Cast, Tooled, or Etched. Most importantly we will teach you the attributes, capabilities and advantages of each process and product and how to sell them to your customers. 
Presented by Bob Shapiro, Identification Plates, Inc.

2 pm–If You Are Not Testing, You’re Guessing

Often application technique and default laser settings can be a major factor when it comes to laser marking quality. This session will target these factors plus others which can influence the quality of your marks when using CerMark laser marking products. Join us as we identify and correct these factors. 
Presented by Dennis Gilmore, CerMark

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