Save the Date for our 2020 Events
August 20 2020 Tips and Sips, 5:30pm-7:30pm Location TBD
Sept 24, 2020 Holiday Showcase (NEW for 2020)
October 21st Lunch and Learn, Oak Brook, IL 11am-2pm
Nov 19, 2020 Winterfest and Holiday Celebration
PPAChicago Annual Events
Annual Showcase - Largest End User Show
Traditionally our Showcase is held in March each year and is often referred to as the “Best Regional Show” in the industry. Suppliers come with truckloads of product and samples. Hundreds of Distributor and their Clients make this show a must attend every year to see the latest products and walk away with new ideas. What better way for Suppliers to meet the end user and for Distributors to provide value than to spend at day at this show! We have over 1,300 people walk our Showcase Floor.
Charity Golf Outing
Come join the PPAChicago board members for one of the top Golf Outings of the summer typically held in conjunction with ASI Chicago Show. Network with other Supplier’ and Distributors within the industry while enjoying golf with colleagues and industry friends and supporting local charities.
Lunch and Learns
Held several times a year, four suppliers/multi-line Reps will captivate you with the latest trends, selling ideas, samples. This provides some of our smaller distributor members an opportunity to be introduced to supplier lines and reps that they might otherwise not have met and establish business relationships.
Tips and Sips
Tips and Sips are held in the evening after normal office hours and it is an open house setting at a local restaurant where we have 6+ Suppliers/Multi-Line Reps that showcase their products. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while networking.
Evening Networking Events
A great way to get to expand your work network while having fun at industry events. Mingle with other distributors and our fabulous suppliers and have some laughs. These events such as Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs games, Boat Cruises, beer tasting, billiard’s tournament, wine tasting are scattered throughout the year.