PPPC National Convention 2018



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Professional Development Speakers


Terie Craig, Neil Piitz, Danielle Tjalsma



CONTENT

In the current industry climate, how can we “Make Our Industry Great Again”? Your speakers bring 90+ years of combined experience that tells us that it makes sense to work better together with kindness, respect to create business development opportunities between suppliers, distributors and reps. Our session discusses how we can WORK TOGETHER to achieve our goals, and more importantly, do it as truly equal partners. With technology creating a faceless business environment, it is essential for all the links of the chain that is our industry to come together to create relationships of trust, confidence & honesty based on mutual respect and appreciation.

LEARNER OUTCOME
  • Ideas for better ways to communicate across all levels of the promotional marketing chain
  • A true understanding of how your peers really feel and what you can do to bring out the best in all of them [based on anonymous surveys from over 50 industry professionals
  • An understanding of why these partnerships are so important and how you can capitalize by nurturing them
  • How to create business development opportunities that will benefit all AND improve the work environment of everyone involved.
TOPIC

R3 [Radical Relationship Reform] - SHE said; HE said; SHE said

  • How to capitalize on the knowledge that we are interdependent, equal partners
  • How to discern the truth about industry perceptions vs reality
  • How to create win-win partnerships with your industry peers
  • How to build a culture of mutual appreciation and respect
  • How to create business development opportunities by implementing that culture
  • How to Make Our Industry Great Again!” with RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY, LOYALTY, FAIRNESS, HONESTY and KINDNESS
CAS: 2.45 points

Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Toronto Airport Marriott

SHE: Terie Vickers-Craig
[CYA International / Toronto]

Terie brings 32 years of industry experience to the R3 presentation, with perspective from all links in the chain [Supplier, Distributor, Multi-Line Agent and End-User] Terie will be the “voice” of the supplier for the purposes of Radical Relationship Reform. Terie was a marketing consultant and multi Line rep to top Suppliers for years before becoming the Director of Marketing for Debco.

HE: Neil Piitz
[Differenciate Consulting Ltd]

Neil brings 32 years of industry experience to these discussions with perspective as a Supplier, and as a Distributor. Neil will be the “voice” of the distributor for the purposes of Radical Relationship Reform. Neil has a long history as a successful distributor, including the incredible rise from Reaction, to Accolade Reaction to selling it all to Golf Town!

SHE: Danielle Vickers-Tjalsma
[CYA International / BOSTON]

Danielle brings 29 years of industry experience to this table, with perspective from all links in the chain [Supplier, Distributor, Multi-Line Agent and End-User]. Danielle will be the “voice” of multi-line/factory reps for the purposes of Radical Relationship Reform. Danielle and her husband Rimmer ran IDEAS EXPRESS, a successful agency representing top industry suppliers and were instrumental in the introduction of Leeds to Canada.

All 3 speakers are now highly respected sales and marketing consultants where they use their experience to help promotional companies reach their goals.

BONUS SESSION

The PPPC Annual Supplier/Distributor Round Table will take place as the 2nd half of this presentation. This is an opportunity for ALL to come and discuss solutions, air concerns, and develop proactive strategies to grow our businesses TOGETHER!