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2018 Spring Showcase Professional Development Sessions

Wednesday, April 11th from 10:15am - 5:00pm  ~  Room 141


Session 1: "What Every Distributor Needs to Know About
Asset Protection, Tax Reduction and Estate Planning"

   Presented by Larry Oxenham

 Time 10:15am -11: 45am  CEU: MAS 1.5

From this presentation, you will learn lawsuit protection, tax reduction,
and e
state planning strategies most advisors are unaware of.



Larry Oxenham is one of America's top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of professionals achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their assets for lawsuit protection and tax reduction.


He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject including The Asset Protection Bible. His career has been credited with helping thousands of people save millions of dollars. 


Larry Oxenham is a nationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals at hundreds of conventions, conferences and seminars across the country. 



Session 2: "Get in Touch! |  With the Power of Promotional Products"

Presented by Kim Todora 
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm       CEU: CAS 1
Embrace the opportunity to build meaningful relationships that last by putting
your brand into the hands of your target audience.  Kim will be covering the
latest promotional products trends case studies and consumer and buyer research
- and most importantly the power of promotional products
Session attendees will receive a copy of the PPAI Promotional Products Fact Book.

Pro D Power Snack Break 30 minutes

Session 3: "
Get in Touch! | Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand"

Presented by Kim Todora 
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm       CEU: MAS 1


Content is the new currency that drives brand engagement in a word of empowered buyers.
It is about sharing information, rather than pitching products.  Great content supports your

efforts to reach and engage buyers at every stage in the buying process - whether that

content is helpful how-to video, a sleek infographic, or a well-crafted case study.  Learn

how to Get in Touch! by building an effective brand content marketing strategy.



Kim R. Todora, Communications & Branding Strategist - Promotional Products Association International


Kim R. Todora directs the comprehensive integrated and buyer-targeted industry branding, media relations, social media, collegiate, trade show and industry outreach and awareness programs.


Kim is an active member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Data & Marketing Association (DMA) and represents PPAI on the advisory council for Advertising Week and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.


Prior to PPAI, Kim owned a marketing communications agency specializing in advertising, branding, public relations and cause marketing for more than 11 years. As a creative communications and branding strategist with more than 36 years’ experience in advertising and public relations with Bozell, J. Walter Thompson and The Todora Group, she has created communications, branding and sales success for a variety of clients including American Airlines, Chili’s, Don Pablo’s, Texas Tornado Hockey, The Arena Group, Williams Communications, Doskocil Pet Products, BusyBody Home Fitness, Larry’s Shoes, Mariner Health, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, E-Systems/Raytheon, March of Dimes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Ronald McDonald House, and many others.


Session 4: "Apparel Decoration Panel Discussion"

Panel Members include: Brian Gregory and Darren Cook
Time: 3:450pm - 5:00pm       CEU:TBD



Brian Gregory is the Owner of D&S Specialties, Inc in Emmett Idaho. 


He joined the family business in 1995 after graduating from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and marrying the boss's daughter! 


He has been active in the Promotional product industry for 23 years and in the embroidery industry specifically for over 20 years.  He has lead D&S Specialties, Inc to  a perennial A+ rating from SAGE and a 5 Star rating from ASI.


D&S has set itself apart as a premier promotional products decorator in the promotional products industry with a focus on high quality decorating and friendly, responsive customer service.


Immediately following Professional Development, please join us for
fabulous food and networking upstairs.  
Time to "Put a Brand On It"


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