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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
11:30 am–How to Start Selling Swag in 5 Easy Steps
1 pm–Ride the Polar Camel Express to Profits!
2 pm–Grow Your Business with Toner-Based Heat Transfer Printing
3 pm–California Prop 65: What’s New and Why Could it Cost You?
4 pm–The Revolutionizing Power of "Troph-Ease"

Thursday, February 14
10:30 am–Presented by Xstamper
11:30 am–Social Media: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
1 pm - Learning to Glue Acrylic
2 pm–Laser Processing with Adobe Illustrator Software
3 pm–Understanding the Gold Mine of UV Printing
4 pm–The Revolutionizing Power of "Troph-Ease"

Friday, February 15
10:30 am–All About Metal
11:30 am–Open
1 pm–Open
2 pm–Open

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

2 pm–Grow Your Business with Toner-Based Heat Transfer Printing

Toner-based heat transfer printing is a great way to add full color images to rigid substrates and a wide range of clothing and textiles. JPPlus Digital Printing & Equipment Sales Specialists, will show you how easy it is to create on-demand projects…including printing WHITE on dark substrates!
Presented by Steve Stallard with Johnson Plastics Plus

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

4 pm–The Revolutionizing Power of "Troph-Ease"

Tripling your trophy capacity, while dramatically increasing your profits!
Presented by William Schwartz with US Award Supply

Thursday, February 14

10:30 am

More details to come.
Presented by Xstamper

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

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

1 pm - Learning to Glue Acrylic

Learn to glue acrylic easily and efficiently!
Presented by Cesar Orozco with RB Fabrication

2 pm–Laser Processing with Adobe Illustrator Software

Using Adobe Illustrator software with a laser system provides some advantages over other software. Find out what these advantages are, learn how to set up the software for your laser, and learn the basics of designing files specifically for laser engraving, cutting or marking.
Presented by David Stevens with Trotec Laser Inc

3 pm–Understanding the Gold Mine of UV Printing

PDS Equipment will present a clear understanding of UV Printing. We will show you the market trends and where it is headed. Discuss the opportunities for higher profits. Point out how to get out of the herd of crowded markets. Help you move your company into high resolution color. Learn to go to the next level.
Presented by Bill Lydick with PDS Equipment

4 pm–The Revolutionizing Power of "Troph-Ease"

Tripling your trophy capacity, while dramatically increasing your profits!
Presented by William Schwartz with US Award Supply

Friday, February 15

10:30 am–All About Metal

Expand your business to include commercial/industrial nameplates.  Learn all about durable metal nameplates and how to sell in to this lucrative market.
Presented by Bob Shapiro with ID Plates

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