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PPAChicago produces one of the largest promotional products end-user tradeshows in the country, the New Product Ideas Show, held March 20, 2014, at the Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights, IL. This show offers the unique advantage of permitting member distributors to invite their clients, giving them a first-hand glimpse of the promotional products industry at its best. With over 300 product lines exhibited and approximately 1,700 total attendees, this is THE most important event of the year in the Chicago area.

What is PPAChicago?

The Promotional Products Association of Chicago, Inc. is a trade association comprised of distributors and suppliers of promotional products.

Founded in 1957 to serve the needs of local promotional products companies, PPAChicago has grown to represent nearly 500 companies. Further, the Association has grown in strength and stature, gaining recognition as an institution promoting a positive image for those involved in the industry. The purpose of the Association is to promote the general welfare among Distributor and Supplier members, and to provide a trade show, educational opportunities, organized social events and other lawful trade association activities as determined by the Board of Directors.

The Association fosters social relationships among Distributors and Suppliers in the Chicago area and elsewhere. Members attest to the benefits derived from personal contacts within the industry. PPAChicago strives to promote and better the future of its members and the promotional products industry in general.


Arlington Park Racecourse
2200 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60006