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2016 Fall Showcase Professional Development Sessions

Thursday, Sept 15th from 1:30pm - 5:00pm  ~   Vancouver Room

Two sessions:

presented by Seth Barnett, PPAI's Diversity Development & Engagement Manager

Session 1: 1:30 - 3:00 

Millennials: Attract, Engage, Retain   1.5 CAS

Session Description:

At 53.5 million-strong, Millennials are now the largest generation in the US workforce. It is imperative that you as a business leader be proactive in identifying emerging talent so that you properly recruit and retain a younger workforce. Be sure to attend the upcoming session to help keep you informed about this important part of the workforce.

Pro D Power Break 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Refresh with a snack, make some calls, chat with your peers about what you just learned!

Session 2: 3:30 - 5:00

The Professional Life of a Millennial: Selling To A New Market   1.5 CAS 

Session Description:

It is no secret that Millennials are products of their environment and upbringing. They have lived in a world surrounded by marketplace competition and have seen the fear that develops from a failing economy. Not only that, most Millennials were seeking their first careers when the economic bottom fell out from under the global market. Each of these factors significantly contributes to how Millennials operate within the economy.

Learn the value of the new millennial market and what it can do for the future of our business. Gain insight from exclusive research in neuroscience, economics and demographic change to help you create success in a new and ever-changing marketplace.


Seth Barnett is the Diversity Development Manager for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). As an advocate for the industry's marketplace success, he develops new ways for business to meet the growing demand of a diverse workforce and a changing buyer market. Prior to his present position, Barnett spent three years as the association’s Government Relations Manager where he coordinated legislative and regulatory obligations for the industry.

Barnett holds a bachelor of science degree in management from Johnson & Wales University, a master’s degree in public administration from Walden University and a master’s degree in law from American Public University.

To learn more about PPAI’s generational diversity programs, visit and follow us on twitter using #PPAINextGen.

Immediately following these Pro D sessions, in the same area
please join us for our Annual Meeting and Networking Party!  
Plenty of food, beverage and fun!
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