IPPAG members attend the Canton fair and the Hong Kong ‘Gifts and Premiums’ fair every year in April: as these are the prime sourcing events in our industry.
An opportunity to hunt for the best new trends, and to cultivate relationships with our key suppliers.
We hold group meetings in parallel to this: and conduct several sessions: sharing best practices, exchanging case stories and discussing all aspects of the promotional items business. This years meetings featured high profile guest speakers:
– Mr Tim Andrews, CEO of ASI (the US based Advertising Specialty Institute) talking about trends and developments in the American Promotional Industry
– Dr Ann Leung, from AsiaInspection talking about risks and stumbling blocks in the areas of product testing and compliance
Our Hong Kong meeting is also forum for our Annual Report and Annual group survey: which digs deep into each member companies performance over the past year, highlighting key successes and best practices.
IPPAG also uses Hong Kong as the setting for its annual ‘Partner Supplier reception’.
We work hand in hand with our Partner Suppliers and use this events for two key purposes:
– to share latest IPPAG developments and CSR actions with our suppliers, and to highlight and congratulate their performance in an awards ceremony
– and to share invaluable face to face time with these key partners, thanks to our private showroom set up, and cocktail dinner.
The week’s event end with our group products meeting on the last day of the HK fair: with our 100+ fair participants coming together to share their best ‘finds’…