A regional promotional professionals association

Upcoming events

    • 04/04/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota
    Register

    Welcome to the 2024 Room Show "Sales Safari" 

    Thank you to all the distributors who voted on the suppliers to invite to this event.

    Our exhibitors: 

    Ace High & Compass | Alphabroder  |  Bag Makers | Denik | Goldstar 

    Hirsch & The Game Headwear | HPG - Beacon and Best | Showdown Displays

    Stormtech | The Magnet Group | Tomax 

    This is the show where distributors receive powerful information surrounding the supplier company, their products, selling ideas, case histories, samples, new contacts, and inspiration.  Distributor groups rotate from room to room in pre-assigned groups.

    Registration deadline

    March 26

    Schedule

    8:00 am - Pick up pre-registration package 

    8:00 - 8:45 - Buffet Breakfast (free) 

    9:00 - 12:30 - Exhibitor Presentations (1 break for 15 minutes) 

    12:30 - 1:20 - Buffet Lunch and Awards Celebration 

    1:30 - 3:30 - Exhibitor Presentations 

    3:30 - 5:00 - Reception with cash bar and door prizes 

    Hotel Reservations: 

    Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota 

    RESERVATION ONLINE - $129 per night plus tax 
    Deadline: March 15 



    • 04/04/2024
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota
    Register

    Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting of Members

    Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

    3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441

    Ballroom 

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    Step into the Spotlight! Join Us for a memorable Awards Celebration Lunch!

    It's time to mark your calendars because something truly spectacular is on the horizon! We cordially invite you to bask in the glow of success and celebrate excellence at our highly anticipated Awards Celebration Lunch.

    This isn't just another event; it's a momentous occasion where we honor those whose dedication, innovation, and sheer brilliance have set new standards of achievement. Whether you're a nominee, a supporter, or simply someone who appreciates the thrill of victory, this is an event not to be missed!

    Awards: Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame, Volunteer of the Year, and Super Star Awards

    1. As a member of UMAPP, you are also supporting your regional association as this event doubles as the Annual Meeting of Members and is being held in conjunction with the Room Show. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet feast crafted to be impressive.

    Secure your place amongst the luminaries and be part of an event that promises to inspire, delight, and leave you with a sense of pride and accomplishment. RSVP now to reserve your spot at the table of champions!

    Note: This event is for staff of UMAPP member companies, the families or friends of the award winners, or retired professionals formerly of a UMAPP member company.

    • 04/30/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hopkins Center for the Arts





    • 05/02/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Golden Nugget Restaurant, Minnetonka, Minnesota
    Register

    "Learn How to Boost Your Sales"

    Lunch 'N Learn Series - Case Study Format

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    Branded products are incredibly effective tools when used strategically.

    Join us as Roni Wright from The Book Company and Steve Donlin * present real-world examples of how your fellow distributors have driven business growth through strategic, solutions-based campaigns using branded products. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the essential factors and processes that drive successful solution-based selling
    • Gain insight to customer information you need to create meaningful solutions designed to meet your customer’s business objectives
    • Distill key lessons from case studies you can apply to your customer needs

    Details: 

    • Arrive between 11:15 - 11:30 to get seated. The first presentation will begin promptly at 11:30. 

    • Lunch is provided via an abbreviated menu to order on site. Please note during registration any dietary restrictions. 

    • This event is limited to 35 people. 

    • UMAPP Members only: $15 per person 

    • If you are not sure if your company is a member, please EMAIL the office. 

    Steve Donlin represents: ADG Promo Products, Alexander, Honest Abe, 3M Promotional Markets, Tomax, Mike Brothers, Pelucida and Partners for Incentives. He will touch on each line during the presentation.  



    • 05/16/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar
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    In 'Prospecting with Power: Unveiling the Psychology of Success,' we explore how mindset, practical strategies, and wellness impact effective prospecting. Learn to overcome challenges, boost confidence, and leverage data for success. The presentation concludes with key takeaways, a Q&A, and contact information for further inquiries.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Understanding the Psychological Foundations of Prospecting
    • Enhancing Progress and Confidence in Prospecting
    • Integrating Physical Wellness into Prospecting Success
    • Cultivating Perseverance and Problem-Solving Skills 

    Presenter:

    Jenna Quaranta (or better known as JQ to most in the industry) is the NEW Director of Sales Training for top supplier HPG Brands. JQ holds over a decade of industry experience as both a Supplier and PPD, JQ's reputation as an industry thought leader and Sales powerhouse is indisputable.

    Sales is not just the act of selling for JQ, instead, her no-BS approach combined with a tactical mindset is a key component in her ability to bring value to customers and their businesses. She utilizes her knowledge as a Certified Business Coach to provide a path to success for her customers in a consultative manner.

    Furthermore, as a Certified Mental Health Ambassador, JQ emphasizes that, to be a strong Professional, you must also possess a strong mind, body and discipline. JQ’s innovative approach creates a unique relationship with her customers where service is supported by the products she sells, not the other way around.

    Recognized in the Top 10 by PPAI’s Online18 as one of the industry’s key influencers, many people’s first introduction to JQ is via her social media, give it a follow and you’ll see these words come to life.

    Approved by PPAI for 1 point CAS Session Code 2049 

    Note: A Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to all registrants at least two weeks before the event. 


    • 08/05/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Oak Marsh Golf Course, Oakdale, Minnesota
    • 70
    Register

    Join us for a swing at success! 

    We're thrilled to extend a personal invitation to you to tee off for a day of camaraderie and networking. 

    • Putting contest 
    • 50/50 Board 
    • Raffles 
    • Door Prizes 
    • Hole in One ($5,000) 
    • Awards banquet and appetizers

    Rub shoulders with fellow industry professionals who share your passion for success. Whether you're discussing industry trends or swapping business strategies, the connections you make could lead to fruitful collaborations. 

    Relaxation and Recreation: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily operations. Enjoy a day in the great outdoors; it's the perfect opportunity to unwind while engaging in a friendly game of golf. 

    Limited to 70 golfers. Register early! 

    This event is open to all members of UMAPP, customers, and friends.  Friends and customers must be registered on the same team as a UMAPP member.  

    • 08/06/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Inwood Oaks Event Center, Oakdale, Minnesota
    Register

    UMAPP's Brand Connection Expo end buyer tabletop show is an opportunity to connect with both distributor sales reps and their customers. 

    Schedule: 

    August 5
    Afternoon/evening set up (time to be determined by venue) 

    August 6 
    Exhibit Hours: 10 - 2 

    Keynote speaker:   
    8:30 - 9:45 Free to everyone 

    Jerry Holl, author of "Downhills Don't Come Free". A journey about one man's bike trek from Alaska to Mexico and what he learned about resilience, strength and overcoming fear. He will reveal how this journey forever altered his life and why he embarked on it in the first place. 

    Show Details: 

    • $550 for the first table | $500 for each additional 

    • Up to two free lunch tickets per exhibitor for show staff

    • This is a tabletop show. Tables are 8' x 2' and are undraped.  Note on the registration form if you will require a drape

    • Exhibitors will receive the attendee and registration list following the show

    • Cancellation policy: full refund if cancel 30 days prior (by July 5); forfeit show fee paid if cancellation occurs after July 5

    • Reminder: this is an end buyer show.  Color coded badges will distinguish distributors and end buyers

    • Exhibitors are not responsible for relaying end buyer interests in products to distributor sales reps. We expect the distributors to manage their customers

    • Please consider being a show sponsor and/or providing donations to our registration table
    You have a choice where your table is located. Please view the floor plan and list on the registration form your top three choices. We will accommodate requests if possible. Floor plan.2024.BCE.pdf


    • 08/06/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Inwood Oaks Event Center, Oakdale, Minnesota
    Register

    UMAPP's Brand Connection Expo end buyer tabletop show is an opportunity to connect with both distributor sales reps and their customers. 

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    Nonmember suppliers are allowed to exhibit at our show for an increased cost. The company MUST have a current ASI, PPAI, or SAGE number to qualify. 

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    Schedule: 

    August 5
    Afternoon/evening set up (time to be determined by venue) 

    August 6 
    Exhibit Hours: 10 - 2 

    Keynote speaker:   
    8:30 - 9:45 Free to everyone 

    Jerry Holl, author of "Downhills Don't Come Free". A journey about one man's bike trek from Alaska to Mexico and what he learned about resilience, strength and overcoming fear. He will reveal how this journey forever altered his life and why he embarked on it in the first place. 

    Show Details: 

    • $550 for the first table | $500 for each additional 

    • Up to two free lunch tickets per exhibitor for show staff

    • This is a tabletop show. Tables are 8' x 2' and are undraped.  Note on the registration form if you will require a drape

    • Exhibitors will receive the attendee and registration list following the show

    • Cancellation policy: full refund if cancel 30 days prior (by July 5); forfeit show fee paid if cancellation occurs after July 5

    • Reminder: this is an end buyer show.  Color coded badges will distinguish distributors and end buyers

    • Exhibitors are not responsible for relaying end buyer interests in products to distributor sales reps. We expect the distributors to manage their customers

    • Please consider being a show sponsor and/or providing donations to our registration table
    You have a choice where your table is located. Please view the floor plan and list on the registration form your top three choices. We will accommodate requests if possible. Floor plan.2024.BCE.pdf


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