SAGE Conference 2019
SAGE Conference 2019
Create Your Vision
Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas
South Pacific Ballroom
Free to Attend

Calling all distributors, from SAGE beginners to SAGE power users

Join us at SAGE Conference on Monday, January 14, the day before The PPAI Expo exhibits open. This user conference is open to all promotional product distributors, from those curious to what SAGE is all about, all the way up to SAGE power users!

Our SAGE experts take the stage to show you how to make the most out of your SAGE products and services. You’ll learn new techniques and strategies to improve your business, gain insights on technology trends, and be the very first to preview the latest SAGE technology developments for the new year.

So come and join 1,000 of your peers in one room to make new connections, get the energy going, and set the tone for a brand new year! SAGE Conference is free for all distributors and their salespeople.

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SAGE Conference attendees will receive 4.5 CAS education credits.

8:30am - 8:45am
Opening Remarks
David Natinsky, MAS, SAGE President
8:45am - 9:15am
The Promo Industry in Your Pocket: SAGE Mobile Tradeshow Planner
David Natinsky, MAS, SAGE President

The key to the ultimate tradeshow experience is right in your hands! Discover how SAGE Mobile, The PPAI Expo’s official show planner, can help you get more out of the industry’s largest tradeshow! Learn how to create a custom show floor walk list to easily find suppliers and remember who you visited. See how you can add notes, pictures, audio, and video recordings, view exhibitor information, check the education schedule and more!

9:15am - 10:15am
A Sneak Peek at What’s New and Coming Soon at SAGE
Eric Natinsky, SAGE CEO

Curious as to what we’ve been up to in the SAGE labs? We’ll show you our latest developments and give you the first exclusive look at what’s new and what’s coming soon at SAGE! This is the session where we do the big reveal of new products and new features and enhancements for existing products.

10:15am - 10:30am
10:30am - 11:00am
Hot Off the Press: Intro to SAGE Print Studio
Danielle Davidson, SAGE Account Executive

In this session, you’ll meet an industry-first feature, the SAGE Print Studio. Need to create your very own catalog or flyer for your next sales presentation? The SAGE Print Studio makes it easy to create custom marketing materials that add the finishing touches to your sales process. We’ll show you how to create print and virtual catalogs to send to your customers before a meeting, or to promote a company store you created for a new client.

11:00am - 11:30am
How a Company Store Keeps Clients Coming Back for More
Terri Sparkman, SAGE Sr. Lead Account Executive

What is a company store? Glad you asked. A company store is an e-commerce enabled, online storefront that allows for easy repeat ordering of your clients’ most common orders. You’ll lock in business with a client, while they enjoy their own convenient and completely customizable online store stocked with products like company uniforms, employee incentive gifts, and other promo products that they order on the regular. We’ll show you how to incorporate SAGE Company Stores into your offerings, how to qualify a client, and what exactly makes for a successful company store.

11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 12:35pm
Supplier Spotlights

Join us to hear from two of the industry’s top suppliers. They’ll preview what new promo products are on the horizon in 2019 and give tips on how to sell these top products to your customers.

12:35pm - 1:15pm
Leveraging Your Website: E-Commerce Myths and Realities in the Promotional Products Industry
Ryan Hanchey, CAS, SAGE Sr. Manager - Distributor Sales

“I can’t form a relationship with prospects online.” “How can I ever compete with Amazon and Walmart entering the promotional product space?” There are a number of myths circulating about e-commerce in our industry. In this session, we break down those myths and present you with digital strategies to improve your prospects’ buying experience, establish yourself as the expert, and build a loyal following that crushes the competition.

1:15pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm
On Another Level: Advanced SAGE Online
Ben Stallard, SAGE Account Executive

Congratulations, grasshopper, you have mastered the basics of SAGE Online. Now, you are ready for some next-level knowledge. In this session, we’ll show experienced users our advanced search options and other expert tips for getting the most out of SAGE Online’s features and capabilities. You’ll leave the session with new time-saving skills you’ll want to pass on to your team.

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Jumpstart Your Creative Process: A Look at Clever Case Studies
Andy Evans, SAGE Sr. Strategic Account Lead

Fresh inspiration for 2019 starts here! We’ll show you some inspiring case studies of how industry distributors outperformed their competition, by creating the perfect products to lead their clients’ marketing campaigns to success. You’ll leave SAGE Conference with new strategies for developing innovative ideas to win your clients over and help you reach new prospects in 2019.

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Our SAGE experts will be on-site to provide one-on-one, customized training for you and your team.

There’s no need to make an appointment -- the SAGE Answer Station will provide free, first-come, first-served assistance to distributors.

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