SAGE Announces SAGE Show Will Replace The MAPPS Show In February 2013

I’m pleased to let you know that today SAGE announced the SAGE Show and Education Day. The SAGE Show will be held February 26-28, 2013, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and will replace the MAPPS Show beginning in 2013.

The SAGE Show will expand its reach to serve the entire central U.S. with a new location, a new date, a full day of professional education, new networking events and parties, a hosted client day and an expanded partnership with PPAI.

Building on the strength of our successful “Power of Two” Alliance, PPAI has aligned with SAGE to market, sell and grow the SAGE Show and produce the SAGE Education Day. The expanded relationship is an integral part of PPAI’s long-term strategy to better serve the promotional products industry through a streamlined exposition schedule with locations geographically targeted to meet the needs of all members.

Over the last 17 months, PPAI has grown by 38 percent to more than 10,600 members, 33 percent of which are based in the central United States. With this type of growth, PPAI is working hard to fulfill its goal of serving the industry and its members at every level, large and small – wherever they are – in every geographic area. The SAGE Show will establish a strong foothold in the region and an exhibition from which to serve the industry like never before.

With our recent launch of Expo East in Atlantic City and this expanded relationship with SAGE, we are creating a simple, convenient and powerful opportunity for suppliers and distributors to grow their business in the first half of the year. Clearly, the expanded Power of Two relationship with SAGE makes sense for PPAI and the industry, but I am especially pleased that we were able to create these member-focused opportunities without adding another tradeshow to an already overcrowded calendar.

The three-day SAGE Show will include two full show days, a hosted client day – providing promotional consultants the opportunity work with and educate their invited customers in a controlled, professional environment – a full day of professional education, a top-notch keynote speaker, a networking reception, a first-rate party, and much more.

More information about SAGE and the SAGE Show may be found here.

2 responses to “SAGE Announces SAGE Show Will Replace The MAPPS Show In February 2013

  1. ASI has a show scheduled in Fort Worth, two weeks earlier, February 6-8, 2013.

  2. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Bruce. We are aware of the close proximity with other show dates.

    The transition of the MAPPS Show to the SAGE Show is the direct result of both SAGE and PPAI listening to members and the industry at-large and responding to meet their needs. In this industry, there are many avenues – and literally hundreds of live events – for suppliers and distributors to network and experience new products, services and case histories. Not every business can or should attend every event on the calendar. The SAGE Show will offer unique networking, professional development and business building opportunities that we believe make a compelling case for attending and exhibiting. I’m especially pleased that we were able to partner with SAGE on the SAGE Show without adding another tradeshow to the calendar by replacing the MAPPS Show in 2013.

    Thanks again for your input.

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