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APA 2019 Intl Expo Education sessions
Learning Lounge

Get quick, expert advice right on the expo floor. Stop by our NEW Learning Lounge 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 13

10:30 am–Apparel Trends

Stay up to date with the latest Trend information and Product examples for 2019. Holly Rox, Product Trainer from Sanmar, will be introducing these new trends to educate and inspire you about fresh, relevant looks. By understanding retail trends, you can anticipate your customer’s desires before they even ask.
Presented by: Holly Rox with SanMar

11:30 am–How to Start Selling Swag in 5 Easy Steps

Did you know promotional product distributors receive an average profit margin of 40% on orders? This session will cover how to break into the highly-profitable $23 billion promotional product industry. We’ll discuss how simple it is to get started, ways to attract new clientele, and how to easily find the best products at the best prices. You’ll become your clients’ go-to source for all their branding and promotional needs.
Presented by Ben Stallard with SAGE

1 pm–Ride the Polar Camel Express to Profits!

A presentation and open forum discussion about laser engraving the various JDS Polar Camel double-wall vacuum insulated family of products. We will cover graphic setup, use of the rotary attachment, pre-laser product prep, laser settings and pre-delivery product prep. We will also cover sales and marketing of these products to your customers.
Presented by Dan Messerschmidt and Sara Thompson with JDS

3 pm–California Prop 65: What’s New and Why Could it Cost You?

Proposition 65. Big changes are coming to Cal Prop 65 that could cost you and your business. This session is a must for navigating your interstate deals, not just by knowing the rules, but by having strategies in place to manage them.
Presented by Anne Stone with PPAI

Thursday, February 14

11:30 am–Social Media: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes

A-Z plus 4 social media tactics, tips and secrets.
Presented by Eddie Hill with Award Masters Inc

1 pm

More details to come.
Presented by RB Fabrication

2 pm

More details to come.
Presented by Trotec Laser Inc.

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