SAY HI TO THE NEW IPPAG TRENDBOOK!
We are proud to present IPPAG’s latest trendbook: showcasing the best promotional marketing ideas from around the world…
To make your 2018: “CONNECTED, EASY, FUN, SECURE, and SUSTAINABLE…”
IPPAG members manage the complexity of promotional marketing with desirable solutions to enhance your brand®…
How? By keeping a close eye on what’s trending… and helping you to maximise impact.
Check out our new trendbook here and follow us to be ahead of the curve…
In parallel to the yearly HKTDC Gifts & Premiums fair which is the prime sourcing event in our industry, IPPAG and its members once again had the opportunity to meet up in Hong Kong for our General Assembly and a series of meetings and events.
Board elections were held:
– Mr Thibaut Fontaine has been renewed as Chairman of the Board for 2018
– and Mr Kaspar Benz (Pandinavia, Switzerland) was elected in replacement of Mr Andy Ducksbury (Lesmar, UK).
Our meetings then covered a series of IPPAG updates followed by a presentation by guest speakers Mr Paul Bellatone / Mr Dale Denham from PPAI giving us updates on the US Promotional Products industry.
Focus on the US continued with a presentation from Mr Jeff Lederer, Prime Resources giving his fellow members valuable insight on the strategies and changes that have led to his company’s success.
Best case stories from the past months were then presented showcasing the best of member’s sales operations, products, and creative ideas
The day rounded off with our official IPPAG dinner in a friendly and lively atmosphere and with our awards ceremony:
Congrats to our Best case stories winners:
– Chilli Ideas, Romania for the ‘Most innovative Promotional solution’
– Gimmick company, Guatemala for the ‘Most original product idea’
– Pandinavia, Switzerland for the ‘Best marketing Campaign’
IPPAG also hosted a Partner Supplier reception at the HKCEC on April 27th. This event is an opportunity for our members to meet with our dedicated, trustworthy and long term Partner Suppliers to develop existing ties and create new ones. Partner Suppliers are also rewarded for their collaboration with IPPAG members over the year with social awards for the best resultsn the best progress, the best CSR status and the best creative capabilities.
Last of IPPAG’s events in Hong Kong was our traditional ‘Products’ meeting where our members exchanged the latest and most inspiring products they found during the fair: this will be the source for our upcoming IPPAG ‘trends’ collection! Keep a lookout…
The 2018 IPPAG Convergences Awards:
At IPPAG, we want to:
act more… / act better… / act differently…
… by investing together to offset our activities and give back.
We want our chosen project / supported charity to be:
feasible… / relevant… / impactful… / and effective…
And that’s why we have teamed up with Convergences:
an international think-tank focused on advocacy and mobilisation to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” world.
Every year, the Convergences Awards reward the best projects initiated by public, private and solidarity-based partners seeking to build a fair and sustainable future. Award winners receive multiple benefits:
- A financial donation to support their project
- Visibility, networking, support and mentoring
IPPAG is proud to be supporting and sponsoring this years Convergences Awards: All of the IPPAG member companies and our Partner Suppliers are getting involved and you can too!
The first step, which is now launched, is the call out for applications:
This is for projects that are connected to the following UN SGS
We will prioritise projects in low cost production countries most relevant to IPPAG
- high social and/or environmental impact
- innovative and replicable
- projects carried out by solidarity-based organisations in partnership with other public or private organisations
- 2 years of existence
- Economic viability
- Effective impact measurement process and sustainability demonstration
Once project applications are closed and validated, at a later stage, our members and the public will be called upon to vote for their favoured project…
An international jury will also assess the projects and place their official vote: leading to a semi finale, and then a finale…
The award-winning project will be announced in June, and will then be presented at the Convergences World Forum in September.
IPPAG and its member companies will continue to lend their support to the designated charity project.