Information exchange in the Far East
Wholesalers and distributors from around the world came together in Hong Kong at the spring meeting of Ippag, the International Partnership for Premiums & Gifts.
They discussed issues such as the consequences of the Ukraine crisis and the unstable political situation in various countries and regions of the Arabic world. Rick Brenner, Chairman of the American industry association PPAI (Promotional Products Association International), and Paul Bellantone, CEO of the PPAI, reported on the market in the US.
Members also looked ahead to the Open Space Forum which is being held from September 23 to 27 this year in Nice during which Ippag will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The meeting also addressed the retirement of President Søren Langhoff of Langhoff AS in Denmark, who is succeeded by Thibaut Fontaine of mcs Kick & Rush in Belgium.