BPMA Education Programme

Category: Events

Take off at FarnBorough

If it’s September, then this must be Farnborough. The site of the first ever powered aircraft flight in Britain played host to the latest edition of the UK’s main promotional media show on 12 September. Merchandise World came to the new multi-million pound Farnborough International Exhibition Centre for the first time, providing 131 promotional companies with the platform to engage with the country’s main distributors.

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Allwag 20 year celebrations to help next generation

To mark its 20th anniversary and to thank valued suppliers and partners for their continued support, hard work and commitment, Allwag Promotions hosted a party inspired by the blockbuster movie, The Greatest Showman. Held at the picturesque Lion Inn in Chelmsford, Essex, more than 100 guests were greeted on arrival to an array of circus-themed acts, including fire dancers and a snake charmer, before being treated to a three-course meal.

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Wild Thang range welcomes giants

Liverpool-based Wild Thang helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of the city’s year as European Capital of Culture, welcoming back the giant street theatre puppets to Merseyside.

More than one million people witnessed the event titled ‘Liverpool’s Dream’ with wild Thang the official merchandise supplier in conjunction with Culture Liverpool.

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Fluid Branding Attend Dreams Come True Charity Ball

On 5th October 2018, Fluid Branding’s Manchester office attended the Dreams Come True 30th birthday charity ball at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel.
Fluid Branding were proud to be sponsors of the event for the UK children’s charity, whose mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people from 2 – 21 years old with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true.

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WINNERS TAKE ADVANTAGE – Merchandise suppliers and distributors were lauded by their peers at the annual Advantage Group event

The Advantage Group held its 19th annual catalogue launch and awards dinner at Sopwell House Hotel and Country Club in July. Outgoing BPMA director general, Gordon Glenister, was on hand to see the awards being presented at the St Albans’ venue. He was also recognised with a cake presented by Advantage boss Lawrence Angelow, and presented with a commemorative trophy by former BPMA president Gill Thorpe.

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The BPMA Brexit Summit aims to answer questions and provide some clarity over the looming event

With the industry’s main exhibition and networking opportunity, Merchandise World taking place in Farnborough on 12 September, it makes sense to use the gathering to share advice and air views on one of the biggest issues facing business in Britain – Brexit. The BPMA Brexit Summit takes place on the afternoon prior to Merchandise World. With Britain set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, businesses have only six months to prepare for an event that still has many question marks around it.

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The Sedex Conference 2018

The Sedex Conference is Sedex’s largest annual gathering, bringing together hundreds of Sedex members and non-members alike from across the globe to meet face-to-face, share ideas and learn about the issues that matter to every responsible business. The Sedex Conference 2018 is being held 13th – 14th March 2018 at The Brewery, located in the centre of London’s financial district.

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BPMA regional events gathering momentum

The BPMA regional events being held across the country in March and April are gathering pace as many members are now signing up.

Gordon Glenister commented “ We want to provide in one day so much content on best practice around compliance and service level standards  – a constant challenge for our industry.  We have produced guides from both our legal partners at Croners and Intertek on product safety.  Each event will have 3 keynote speakers. 

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HAPTICA® live ’17: Impossible not to feel

In a (marketing) world that becomes more digital all the time, the communications with customers often become fleeting and less tangible. However, trade visitors, who attend the HAPTICA® live ’17 in Bonn/Germany will experience that marketing can also be sensual and concrete: On March 22, 2017 the “Experience of Haptic Advertising” at the World Conference Center Bonn will present marketing tools that are impossible not to feel and that convey long-lasting advertising messages to the target group.

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Recognition and motivation for PAGE members

The PAGE group launched its 2016 catalogue to members before its 2016 conference and awards dinner where it celebrated its distributors. Held at Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa in Coventry on 2 June 2016, the conference was followed by a table top exhibition where 33 suppliers showed the products that had been selected for the new catalogue. The awards dinner was attended by 150 dinner guests including the top UK business gift suppliers and distributors.

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Promote Your Brand for PPW

Now in its 4th year, Promotional Products Week (PPW) will be partnering with Pancreatic Cancer. This year it takes on a new twist as the bpma education day, the new bpma show and the new look bpma awards will be a part of the week too.

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