Who We Are:
We are a member-driven organization delivering quality education, trade shows, networking
forums and friendship to promotional products professionals in the Southeast. Our supplier
members come from virtually every state in the nation. Distributors are from Alabama, Louisiana,
Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. An 11 member Board of Directors, which is elected each
year by the membership, governs us.
Exclusive Opportunities for SPPA Members:
• Weekly e-newsletter with the latest news from SPPA as well as trends in advertising, small
businesses, technology and sales.
• 10% discount on SAGE products allowing you to search products, build a website and more
• Fed-Ex discounts of up to 40%
• Complimentary subscription to PPB Magazine, the official business monthly of PPAI
• Annual Coupon Book with exclusive savings totaling over $6,000
• You are automatically qualified for a UPIC identifier allowing you access to thousands of
promotional products suppliers and the ability to search for products
• There are 27 regional associations, and as a member of SPPA, you can attend their events
at their member price
• Employees of member companies can attend all SPPA events for free or discounted
• Free admission to THE Show of the South, Promo Lunches and Fall Showcase
• Free admission for you and your sales staff to attend any ASI Show! and the PPAI Expo
• Access to our online membership directory to find local sales reps for the companies you do
business with and access recordings of past webinars.
• Opportunity to bring your clients to the Fall Showcase in Birmingham, allowing them to see
and touch thousands of products in a secure environment
• Great discounts on PANTONE products (save up to 25%)
• Discounted ZOOMcatalog membership for distributors (50% off)
• NEW FOR 2017 – Access to our member app that will allow you to find out about any show in the country, SPPA events, find local reps, see current specials and much more
• Fall Showcase – we visit three cities, in three different states, in three days with our Fall
Showcase. The event features professional development seminars as well as a tabletop
tradeshow. In 2017 we will visit Louisiana on September 6th, Jackson MS on September 7th,
and Birmingham AL on September 8th.
• THE Show of the South – it’s our largest event of the year and the largest show in
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. In addition to a packed show
floor with over 90 suppliers, the show also features a full day of professional development
and networking with nationally acclaimed speakers. Our 2017 show is scheduled for
February 14th and 15th in Birmingham, AL.
• Promo Lunch – our Promo Lunch features 5 suppliers who each give a 20 minute
presentation and pay for the lunch. This year we are holding Promo Lunches in New
Orleans LA, Mobile AL, Montgomery AL, Lafayette LA, Birmingham AL, Pensacola FL and
• Holiday Showcase – our Holiday Showcase will return in October 2017 in Pensacola
Beach, Florida. In addition to the show, this year’s Holiday Showcase will include a golf
tournament, beach party, and professional development. This is the perfect time to see the
first new products for 2018, find out about year-end closeout specials, and get ideas you
can take back to your clients for the holidays. It’s also a good time to bring your family and
enjoy the last warm days of the year on the white sand beaches of Florida’s panhandle.
• Webinar Wednesdays – held the last Wednesday of each month, these webinars are free
for members of SPPA and will allow attendees to can CEU points towards their TAS, CAS,
MAS, BASI, or MASI designation.
Annual Membership Dues Rates*:
$135 Distributor Teir 1 (5 company representatives or less)
$150 Distributor Teir 2 (6-11 company representatives)
$175 Distributor Teir 3 (12+ company representatives)
$150 Supplier Membership
$150 Supplier Representative Membership
$150 Business Services Membership
* Annual membership refers to a yearly dues rate covering membership from Jan 1 - Dec 31 without prorate.