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Schedule

· Expo
DAY 1 | Expo Open
Visit the EXPO section throughout the day to connect with and support our generous event sponsors.
2021-03-16T12:00:00Z 2021-03-16T17:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Expo+Open https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Pre-Conference Welcome & Networking
Join us here and get excited about what is coming your way in this two-day experience or simply get acquainted with the Hopin platform.
Parker Melvin Sandra Kelley, MAS
2021-03-16T12:14:00Z 2021-03-16T12:45:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C++Pre-Conference+Welcome+%26+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
DAY 1 | Pre-Conference Networking
Click in the networking section and meet new people in 3 minute introductory sessions. It's like speed dating, but not creepy.
2021-03-16T12:15:00Z 2021-03-16T12:45:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Pre-Conference+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Edwards Garment Co. Virtual Factory Tour
Platinum Sponsor Edwards Garment is excited to share a brief virtual factor tour.
2021-03-16T12:45:00Z 2021-03-16T13:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Edwards+Garment+Co.+Virtual+Factory+Tour+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Keynote Presentation: Start With Why! | Heath Slawner
Understanding the WHY is key to bringing bold visions to reality.
Heath Slawner
2021-03-16T13:00:00Z 2021-03-16T14:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Keynote+Presentation%3A+Start+With+Why%21+%7C+Heath+Slawner https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Break & Informal Session with Heath Slawner
TAKE A BREAK! Or Visit the STAGE to participate in an informal Q&A session with Keynote Presenter, Heath Slawner.
Heath Slawner
2021-03-16T14:00:00Z 2021-03-16T14:15:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Break+%26+Informal+Session+with+Heath+Slawner https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
DAY 1 | Break Out Sessions
Breakout Sessions will begin at 2:15 pm.
2021-03-16T14:10:00Z 2021-03-16T15:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Break+Out+Sessions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Breakout Session 1 | Uncommon Leadership
Latisha Marshall, Sr. Director of Sales Operations, ePromos
Latisha Marshall
2021-03-16T14:15:00Z 2021-03-16T15:00:00Z America/New_York Breakout+Session+1+%7C+Uncommon+Leadership++ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Breakout Session 2 | How to Manage Enterprise Level Accounts
Jon Sloan, President and CEO of Mercury Promotions
Jon Sloan
2021-03-16T14:15:00Z 2021-03-16T15:00:00Z America/New_York Breakout+Session+2+%7C+How+to+Manage+Enterprise+Level+Accounts+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Break
TAKE A BREAK! Or Visit the EXPO in your down time.
2021-03-16T15:00:00Z 2021-03-16T15:15:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 1 | Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Panel
Maureen Dwyer Johanna Gottlieb Julie Kwan Michelle  Sourie Robinson
2021-03-16T15:15:00Z 2021-03-16T16:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+Diversity%2C+Equity%2C+Inclusion+and+Belonging+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
DAY 1 | EXPO & Networking
Close the day visiting sponsor booths and/ or networking with other conference goers 3-minutes at a time.
2021-03-16T16:00:00Z 2021-03-16T17:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+1+%7C+EXPO+%26+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
DAY 2 | Expo Open
Visit the EXPO section throughout the day to connect with and support our generous event sponsors.
2021-03-17T12:00:00Z 2021-03-17T17:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Expo+Open+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | Pre-Conference Welcome & Networking
Join us again before the official start of Day 2. Connect others in the pre-event STAGE chat or network one-on-one in the NETWORKING section.
Parker Melvin
2021-03-17T12:14:00Z 2021-03-17T12:45:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C++Pre-Conference+Welcome+%26+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
DAY 2 | Pre-Conference Networking
Click in the networking section and meet new people in 3 minute introductory sessions. It's like speed dating, but not creepy.
2021-03-17T12:15:00Z 2021-03-17T12:45:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Pre-Conference+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | Edwards Garment Co. Virtual Factory Tour
In case you missed it on Day 1, Platinum Sponsor Edwards Garment is excited to share a brief virtual factor tour, again.
2021-03-17T12:45:00Z 2021-03-17T13:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Edwards+Garment+Co.+Virtual+Factory+Tour+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | The Future of Technology and the Promotional Products Industry with Dale Denham, MAS
Dale Denham
2021-03-17T13:00:00Z 2021-03-17T14:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+The+Future+of+Technology+and+the+Promotional+Products+Industry++with+Dale+Denham%2C+MAS https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | Break
TAKE A BREAK! Or Visit the EXPO in your down time.
2021-03-17T14:00:00Z 2021-03-17T14:15:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
DAY 2 | Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions will begin at 2:15 pm.
2021-03-17T14:10:00Z 2021-03-17T15:00:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Breakout+Sessions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Breakout Session 3 | Street Cred in the New Ethos
Bobby Lehew, Chief Content Officer, commonsku
Bobby Lehew
2021-03-17T14:15:00Z 2021-03-17T15:00:00Z America/New_York Breakout+Session+3+%7C+Street+Cred+in+the+New+Ethos+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Breakout Session 4 | How Creative Cultures Grow Sales
Janie Gaunce, President & CEO, Grapevine Designs
Janie Gaunce
2021-03-17T14:15:00Z 2021-03-17T15:00:00Z America/New_York Breakout+Session+4+%7C+How+Creative+Cultures+Grow+Sales https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | Town Hall Discussion with Paul Bellantone,CEO of PPAI and Tim Andrews, CEO of ASI
PAUL BELLANTONE Timothy Andrews
2021-03-17T15:00:00Z 2021-03-17T16:15:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Town+Hall+Discussion+with+Paul+Bellantone%2CCEO+of+PPAI+and+Tim+Andrews%2C+CEO+of+ASI+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
DAY 2 | Break
TAKE A BREAK! Or Visit the EXPO in your down time.
2021-03-17T15:00:00Z 2021-03-17T15:15:00Z America/New_York DAY+2+%7C+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Day 2 | EXPO & Networking
Before signing off visit sponsor booths and/ or network with other conference goers 3-minutes at a time.
2021-03-17T16:00:00Z 2021-03-17T17:00:00Z America/New_York Day+2+%7C+EXPO+%26+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmlc Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Kara Keister

Social Good Promotions

Parker Melvin

Event Emcee

Maureen Dwyer

DEIB Moderator

Johanna Gottlieb

VP of Sales, Axis Promotions

Julie Kwan

HR Talent Development Consultant, Hilltop Holdings

Michelle Sourie Robinson

President & CEO, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Don Spencer

Session Moderator

Heath Slawner

Keynote Presenter

Dawn Ruler

Stage Moderator

Timothy Andrews

CEO of ASI

Sandra Kelley, MAS

MiPPA President

PAUL BELLANTONE

CEO of PPAI

Dale Denham

Senior Vice President & CIO, Geiger

Sarah Merrill

Session Moderator

Jon Sloan

Speaker

Bobby Lehew

Chief Content Officer, commonsku

Janie Gaunce

Speaker

The event is over

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Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)

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HPG

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