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…