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The NoVA Showcase is co-sponsored by both the Chesapeake Promotional Product Association (CPPA) and The Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA). The show is designed for both distributors and their end-buyers. Buyers that attend this event will have a large "showroom" of ideas guaranteed to inspire new marketing strategies and ultimately boost sales for the distributors they work with.

CPPA & VAPPA are committed to creating a professional and exciting environment where distributors feel at ease about inviting clients to attend.  Join us for this exciting event. 

How To Invite/Register Clients


OPTION 1:
 Register your clients yourself by using this link

OPTION 2: Send your clients an e-vite and they register themselves

Download this PDF Client Evite


The link to the client registration site is embedded in the PDF form. If you want to send your clients a link directly , simply copy and paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nova-showcase-2018-client-registration-registration-42497019730

Please note: Only first names are printed on badges. We collect minimal information only. All pre-registered guests will receive a reminder email two days prior to the event.

Questions? Please email Dana@cppa.biz or Dana@vappa.biz 


Who's Exhibiting

As of March 28, 2018

A.T. CROSS Company
ACC
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APPI (Advertising Promotions Premiums & Incentives)
Ariel Premium Supply
Atlantic Sales Team
Bag Central by Ken Quin
BagMakers
BIC Graphic
Brooks Medals
Carolina Made
Charles River Apparel
Delta Apparel
Edwards Garment
Evans Manufacturing
Fey PPG
Friedman & Assoc
Gemline
Harry Fotopoulos & Associates
Headwear
Hit Promotional Products
Hub Promotional Group
KC Fields and Associates
Mike Valentini Promotions
Morco
Partyka & Assoc
Prime Resources Corp
SanMar
Sequel, Inc
Showdown Displays
SunGraphix
Suntex Industries
Sweda
Tekweld
The Magnet Group
The Marketing & Sales Group
Towel Specialties
TSF Sportswear
Vantage 

Location

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport

2200 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20170

Hotel Block Information

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport

 2200 Centreville Road  

Herndon, VA 20170

$149 a night (includes parking and internet)

Book online here

Reserve by: 3/9/18

FAQ's

Below are some FAQ's about the structure of the event and how we will maintain your client's anonymity during  the event. 

How does the client registration process work? 
We know how much you value the relationships with your clients and our goal is to make registration secure and efficient. We also want to make sure we obtain the information you need to follow up with your customers and hopefully make a sale. At no point do other distributors have access to the end user registration list

When a client registers online, we ask only basic information that allows us to badge your client currently and also provides enough information for you to follow-up with post-show leads. 

What will the client badge have on it? 
We list only client's first names and a badge number on each badge that allows suppliers to take notes on necessary leads. These badge numbers allow us to assign each attendee a distinctive number that is in turn linked to the distributor that person signs up under.

Do I need to pre-register? 
It is recommended to pre-register.
CPPA Distributors pre-register here
VAPPA Distributors pre-register here
Clients pre-register here

Pre-registration closes April 6. All others can register onsite at the event

Do my customers need to bring bags? 
No, we will furnish bags. We will also give each end-user instructions on what information to get about products they are interested in.

How do I find out about items that my customers are interested in? The best way is to follow up with your customers right after the show and ask them. Suppliers will also lead sheets that will be collected and sent to distributors after the show.

Do I need to walk with my customers on the show floor?
It’s great if you can, but we understand that you may have several customers at one time and you need to be available. Between the notebooks and lead sheets, we hope that we have a system in place for you to receive leads even if you can’t escort your customer.

What if one of my customers is also invited by another distributor?Chances are many people have more than one source for promotional products. You need to make sure that your customers know that you have invited them to this event. When they register, end-users will be asked who invited them to the show.

Will my customers see pricing information? 
No. We forbid suppliers to have anything in their booth that includes non-coded pricing and contact information. Volunteers from the CPPA & VAPPA Board of Directors walk the show floor before it opens to scrutinize what is in each supplier’s booth. If you see inappropriate information being distributed, please report it immediately to show management.

Is there a chance my customer will try to place an order directly with a supplier? 
In our show environment, suppliers are held to a Code of Conduct that prohibits them from exchanging contact information and/or accepting orders from end-users. Please inform show management of any inappropriate conduct on the show floor. The situation will be addressed immediately and turned over to the CPPA & VAPPA Board of Directors for review.

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