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07 September 2022

Review: Promo Show and APPA Awards Gala Dinner 2022

Promo Show 2022, held across two days in August at Melbourne's famous convention centre, is being lauded by distributors and suppliers alike as one of the most exciting APPA shows of the past decade.

Attendees were thrilled to not only reconnect with existing suppliers, but to see so many new exhibitors and new faces on the show floor. Product sponsor and new member Flow Sports only added to the excitement by gifting all attendees with a free massage gun, personalized with the APPA logo.

In a post-show survey, attendees raved about the event:

"I just wanted to say that was the best APPA Show! I don’t know if it was because we just haven’t had one for a few years but it was honestly amazing."

"I thought the marketing of the show was excellent, 99% of stands looks great and the activation initiatives added some fun."

"Suppliers' displays and interaction with distributors were great, showcasing new products, better decoration methods plus future business plans."

"Congratulations on a wonderful gala dinner and trade show - both were definitely the best we’ve had and really up-levelled from previous years that’s for sure."

"Great layout, lots of engaging stalls, great gifts!"

Highlights of the show included:

  • A showcase of decorators and decorating methods at the brand new decorator hub.
  • "Guess How Many Stress Balls" activation at the APPA stand.
  • Live t-shirt screen printing activation by AS Colour.
  • Hands-on personalisation of chocolates at the Chocolate Works stand.
  • Food trucks at the Cafe Area, distributing donuts, Thai food and other delicious treats to attendees.

Day one of the show was followed by a glamorous Gala Dinner at Crown Palladium to celebrate the 2022 APPA Awards. Notably, MC Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann received universal acclaim for putting a smile on the face of each and every person in attendance.

APPA would like to thank everyone who made both events such a success. Special thanks must be given to the valued sponsors of the trade show and gala dinner: JS Supplies, Headwear Stockists, SHINY, TRENDS, Logo Line, Entity Brands, Promo Collection, Chocolate Works, The Premier Collection, Re-Loved Apparel, Penline, JB's Wear, M24 Sports, AMI (Australian Marketing Institution), Good 360 and Personalised Freight Solutions.

Click here to view the Official Promo Show Photo Gallery.

Click here to view the Official Gala Dinner Photo Gallery.

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