Upcoming events

05 Aug 2015 12:00 PM • Keegan’s (Town Center VB) 244 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
28 Sep 2015 • Bethesda, MD
19 Oct 2015 1:00 PM • 12042 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
19 Oct 2015 6:00 PM • Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump 12042 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
20 Oct 2015 • DAY 1: Richmond DAY 2: Hampton Roads
20 Oct 2015 8:30 AM • Richmond Hilton Hotel and Spa
21 Oct 2015 • Hampton Roads, VA

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Upcoming events

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Keegan’s (Town Center VB) 244 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Sponsored by: 

    Join Harold Wood for a presentation of products and case studies from BIC Graphic and learn how using some of these products can help raise awareness amongst your clients about the effectiveness of promotional products. 

    Distributor Members or Non-Members


    Wednesday Aug 5, 2015


    Noon - 1:30 pm 



    The Town Center of Virginia Beach

    244 Market St

    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    No Cost

    Pre-registration is requested. VAPPA Membership is encouraged but NOT required. 
    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 30 Sep 2015
    • Bethesda, MD

    PPAI Product Responsibility Summit

    DATE: September 28-30, 2015

    LOCATION: Bethesda, MD


    Explore the product safety issues currently impacting the promotional products industry, as well business implications and challenges associated with compliance.

    Take Your Product Responsibility Knowledge To The Next Level.

    The PPAI Product Safety Summit is one and half days full of education focused on the most-pressing product safety issues, as well as the business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance.

    Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and product certification groups, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices.

    Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now. This limited-seating event will fill quickly. Register now to secure your spot.


    PPAI Members: $950
    PPAI Nonmembers: $2,000

    What is included in my registration fee?
    A full conference registration includes all educational sessions; the Welcome Reception on Monday night; breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as the Summit networking dinner on Tuesday evening. The registration fee does not include hotel accommodations.

    Hotel Information

    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 12042 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233


    The Product Safety Awareness Program is designed to foster an industry - wide commitment and a culture where companies like yours are not only aware of product safety but are also engaged in the discussion. 
    It’s not just for suppliers anymore. 

    By participating in this Product Safety Awareness Education Event, you can become a Product Safety Early Adopter, a status you can promote in your marketing materials. This gives your clients confidence not only in the power of promotional products but in their safety. 

    VAPPA is thrilled to be able to partner with PPAI to bring you this interactive seminar.
     WHEN  October 19, 2015

    TIME  1 pm to 5 pm

    WHERE  Hilton Shortpump

    WHO All industry professionals (Suppliers & Distributors)

    COST $25 per attendee

    INCLUDED Refreshments and materials for the course is included in the attendee cost. All attendees will have a complimentary invitation to the VAPPA PEEP SHOW RECEPTION immediately following the education. 

    •  receive a tool kit with the PSA logos to add to websites, business cards, catalogs, quotes, etc
    •  have complimentary access to the evening VAPPA PEEP Show reception immediately following
    VAPPA has secured a block of rooms that you are welcome to utilize. With the VAPPA Fall Showcase scheduled the following morning, you may decide to stay on the property to be able to take advantage of the full schedule of events.

    Hotel details available soon. 

     FAQ's  Get answers to many FAQ's 


    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump 12042 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • Day 1 Richmond / Day 2 Hampton Roads

    Exhibitor Registration
    2 DAY Event

    Day 1 Richmond
    Booths (SOLD OUT as of 7/28) 
    8' Tabletop Exhibit Space Available

    DAY 2 Hampton Roads, VA
    8' Tabletops Exhibit Space Available

    Reserve your exhibit space for the VAPPA Fall Showcase.

    Register today as space will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Show sponsors receive premium placement. 

    NOTE: you must be logged in as a current VAPPA member to sign up to exhibit. If you receive an error message, either your email account needs to be updated to the company membership or your account is not current for the year. Please call Dana at 757.491.3114 or email Dana@vappa.biz to update your account.

    Click Here to download the PDF contract 

    CLICK HERE to view all event details

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • DAY 1: Richmond DAY 2: Hampton Roads

    The VAPPA Fall Showcase is a two-day event. This year we are delighted to offer additional educational opportunities in conjunction withe the main event. 

    Distributors - Click Here To Register

    Exhibitors - Click Here To Exhibit

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • DAY 1: Richmond DAY 2: Hampton Roads

    Distributors... Yes, this is where you register! 

    Click the gray box on the left to continue...

    Having Trouble Registering?

    After You Register....

    #1 Check out the Full Event Site and schedule
    #2   VAPPA Members...Invite Your Clients
    Client Registration
    • Click here to see what your client sees on the client registration site

    • Custom Registration sites are available upon request. Ideal for members who invite 20 or more clients and are interested in managing their lists. Email Dana@vappa.biz if interested.

    Distributor Toolkit 
    • Click here to see the toolkit of marketing pieces for your to use.

    Hospitality Events
    • Many clients use the VAPPA Shows as a cultivation event. You have two options if you are interested in doing this...
      • OPTION 1
        VAPPA offers hospitality booths for any interested members interested in a pipe and drape space to meet with clients. Email Dana@vappa.biz for more details.
      • OPTION 2
        Members can coordinate directly with the event space venue to plan something special for their clients. 

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Richmond Hilton Hotel and Spa

    10 Technologies To Increase Efficiency

    with Dale Denham, MAS+

    Date:  October 20, 2015

    Time: 8:30 am


    Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa

    Designed for: Suppliers, Distributors and End-buyers

    CAS/MAS Points: 1.5 CAS Points for industry professionals

    Cost: No Cost

    About this session:

    With as much as we have to accomplish in our business and personal lives, it is imperative we use technology effectively. It starts by using simple technology to remove time-wasters from your day. By leveraging tools and methods strategically, you’ll gain time to play more or work more. This session will cover the top 12 technologies anyone can use to make their day more efficient. This session is open to distributors and clients. The information shared will help you save time and money no matter what industry you work in. 

    About Dale Denham, MAS+:

    Dale Denham, MAS+, is the CIO for top 40 distributor Geiger and previously served as Senior Vice President of ASI. Recognized as the industry’s top technologist, Dale has continued to deliver innovative, helpful products and solutions during his 20 years in the industry.
    Among the first 10 people certified as a Master Advertising Specialist+ by PPAI., Dale was also recognized by ASI Counselor Magazine as one of “40 under 40” and named one of Corporate Logo’s Most Influential People in 2004. Follow Dale on Twitter www.twitter.com/GeigerCIO .

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Richmond Hotel and Spa ShortPump 12042 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233
    • 21 Oct 2015
    • Hampton Roads, VA

    October 21, 2015

    9 am - 10 am: Distributors & End-Users Welcome

    10 Suppliers

    5 Minutes Each

    Highlights New and Noteworthy Items

    Coffee and continental breakfast provided

    Please arrive by 8:45 to allow time to pick up your badge.

    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Marriott Chesapeake 725 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320

Past events

21 Jul 2015 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (ROANOKE)
15 Jul 2015 WEBINAR: How to maximize your membership with VAPPA
11 Jun 2015 FREE WEBINAR: "A Public Speaking Guide for Promotional Products Professionals"
21 May 2015 PPWW Lunch by BIC Graphic NA (RICHMOND)
18 May 2015 Promotional Products Work Week
14 May 2015 FREE WEBINAR: " From Frazzled to Focused: Take Control of Your Day with Time Management"
14 May 2015 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Lunch by KeyFetch (VB)
13 May 2015 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Lunch by KeyFetch (RICHMOND)
21 Apr 2015 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Lunch by Suntex (RICHMOND)
09 Apr 2015 FREE WEBINAR: "10 Technologies To Make Your Day More Efficient "
31 Mar 2015 SAGE Training
31 Mar 2015 2015 VAPPA Spring EXPO
31 Mar 2015 Distributor Hospitality Booth Sign Up
31 Mar 2015 2015 Spring EXPO EXHIBITOR Registration
30 Mar 2015 Annual Member Appreciation Party & Pinnacle Awards
19 Mar 2015 FREE WEBINAR: "Spring 2015 Fashion Trends "
12 Mar 2015 EXPO East 2015
17 Feb 2015 VAPPA Spring EXPO 2015
11 Jan 2015 PPAI EXPO 2015
18 Nov 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon
21 Oct 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon
09 Sep 2014 Vendor Appreciation Reception
09 Sep 2014 Fall Showcase
09 Sep 2014 VAPPA Fall Showcase 2014 (Exhibitor Registration)
08 Sep 2014 Pre-Show Social
22 Jul 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
26 Jun 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
24 Jun 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (ROANOKE)
17 Jun 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (VB) "Setting up a Service Award Program"
12 Jun 2014 FREE WEBINAR:How Analyzing Your Supply Chain Can Yield Quantifiable Business Results
10 Jun 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
03 Jun 2014 VAPPA Town Hall (Hampton Roads)
19 May 2014 EXPO East 2014
15 May 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Chesapeake)
15 May 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
13 May 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (VB)
08 May 2014 FREE WEBINAR: Pyramid Power… How to benefit from entering, winning, and marketing our industry’s “Oscar”
22 Apr 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
10 Apr 2014 FREE WEBINAR: "Get Maximum Performance Out of Your Sales Force"
03 Apr 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (Richmond)
18 Mar 2014 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (VB)
13 Mar 2014 FREE WEBINAR: "It's Personal: The Brand, The Consumer & Employee Recognition"
18 Feb 2014 Annual Kick-off Party & Pinnacle Awards
18 Feb 2014 VAPPA Spring EXPO 2014
18 Feb 2014 2014 Spring EXPO EXHIBITOR Registration
06 Feb 2014 FREE WEBINAR: "Creating Value Through Positive Emotions: How Full Is Your Bucket?"
13 Jan 2014 PPAI EXPO
09 Jan 2014 FREE WEBINAR: Networking in the 21st Century
05 Dec 2013 DRINK.LEARN.VAPPA. Winery Event (RICHMOND)
12 Nov 2013 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (RICHMOND)
29 Oct 2013 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (ROANOKE)
24 Oct 2013 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon (VB)
17 Oct 2013 WEBINAR - How to Win an Order Using Creative Decoration
26 Sep 2013 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon
18 Jul 2013 VAPPA Summer Social
18 Jun 2013 EAT.LEARN.VAPPA. Luncheon
19 May 2013 EXPO East
26 Feb 2013 VIP Forum
26 Feb 2013 MAPPA Spring EXPO 2013
25 Feb 2013 Pinnacle Awards & Annual Meeting
13 Dec 2012 FREE WEBINAR: Explosive Upselling
20 Sep 2012 Fall Showcase 2012 (Richmond)
19 Sep 2012 Fall Showcase 2012 (Virginia Beach, VA)
23 Aug 2012 Get Connected Breakfast (August)
27 Jun 2012 Get Connected Breakfast (June)
03 Jun 2012 Promotions East 2012
30 May 2012 Get Connected Breakfast (May)
01 May 2012 SAGE Seminar Series
25 Apr 2012 Get Connected Breakfast (April)
28 Mar 2012 Get Connected Breakfast (March)
21 Feb 2012 Spring EXPO 2012 - Exhibitor Registration
02 Jan 2012 PPAI EXPO
10 Nov 2011 Webinar- Nov 10



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