Review: APPA Leadership Conference 2019

On Friday the 24th of May 2019 the 3rd annual award winning APPA Leadership Conference was held. 110 leaders and influencers from across the promotional product marketing industry attended the sold-out event at Hyatt Place in Essendon Fields (Melbourne).

The highly anticipated annual event is designed specifically for APPA members who wish to network with other like-minded peers while engaging on issues of leadership and business development. This years line-up of distinguished keynote speakers included Amanda Gore, Bruce McDonald, Dave Staughton, Pamela Jabour, Michael McQueen and Tom Griffiths.

For the third year in a row 100% of the delegates in attendance indicated they would return in 2020 and another 100% stated they would recommend the Leadership Conference to their peers.

The official 2019 Leadership Conference video (including testimonials) can be viewed here.

APPA President Robert Williams stated, “The highlight of my day was the vibe of being around promotional product professionals, hearing some great speakers and sharing the insight, it was just fantastic.  For those who have not made the trek to come down to the Leadership Conference it is well worth the investment I wouldn’t look at anything else.”

Jane Hamilton Managing Director of Honeycomb Promotions said, “This is my 3rd year (in attendance), this time I bought my leadership team with me and they have loved the day. It’s a great nurturing environment where distributors and suppliers can get together and talk about our pain points. And not only our pain points, but our wins and give each other that nudge and support that we need.”

APPA would like to thank everyone who not only attended the conference, but who also laughed, danced and engaged with the speakers to make this our best Leadership Conference yet.

The event was made possible by sponsors Association Insurance (PPI), Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), Gun Web Systems, Sidekicker, Personalised Freight Solutions (PFS), Nottage International and JS Supplies- thank you for your ongoing support.

Keep an eye out for a full review of the 2019 Leadership Conference in the next edition of APPA's Promotional Products Marketing Magazine, coming this July.

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