The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members were euphoric on Tuesday, September 14, as they gathered at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, for their first indoor trade show in nineteen months. The positive energy was palpable. Exhibitors had smiles on their faces, as if they were children on Christmas morning, as they arrived to set up their booths.
The day began with an interactive educational session featuring PPAI President and CEO Dale Denham and SAAGNY President Rachel Levin engaging the 60+ attendees in conversations regarding their businesses, supply chain issues, customer wants and needs, and how PPAI and SAAGNY can help them now and in the future.
This was followed by the trade show in the Grand Ballroom. Knowing that there would be some of our loyal distributor members who would not be able to be in attendance, SAAGNY arranged to have each supplier in attendance to be videotape their Promo Sales Pitch. Those videos once edited, will be placed on the SAAGNY website for our distributor members to catch up with their favorite suppliers. SAAGNY President, Rachel Levin noted, “Watching vendors and distributors reengaging, in-person, was incredible! From our conversation with Dale Denham, to the tradeshow floor, we, as a board, were extremely proud of the turnout and are looking forward to our next two end-user shows in October.”
Congratulations to our Supplier Raffle Winner - Allison M. and our Distributor Raffle Winner - Bill A.
Thank you all who came out to join us!