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2024 NWPMA Fall Showcase Distributor Registration

  • 08/19/2024
  • 08/20/2024
  • 5 sessions
  • 08/19/2024, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • 08/19/2024, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (PDT)
  • 08/20/2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (PDT)
  • 08/20/2024, 10:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • 08/20/2024, 10:30 AM 2:30 PM (PDT)
  • Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront, Portland, OR

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NWPMA 2024 FALL SHOWCASE

August 19-20, 2024

Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront

909 N. Hayden Island Drive

Members and Non-Members are invited to attend for no fee

Members may bring clients to the show by purchasing a client ticket for $10 ($20 at the door)

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors


Schedule for Monday, August 19th

4PM| Professional Development session on sustainability with Quinn Bui, National Sales Manager at RUPT

5PM| Networking Party in the Columbia Event Center A

Schedule for Tuesday, August 20th


9AM| Beyond the Now: Practical Insights to Navigate the Future in the Columbia Events Center A presented by prominent industry leaders Kevin Walsh, President of Showdown Displays; Josh Pospisil, MAS, VP of Business Development at AIA and Jill Rogers, Director of Sales and Business Development at Ideation.

In this thought-provoking session, our panelists will explore the future of the promotional products industry. They will dive into topics around the economy, sustainability, globalization, labor, digital transformation and AI. You will also learn a little bit about them personally and we will offer Q & A if time allows.  

10AM| Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast

10:30AM - 2:30PM| Show Hours in the Grand Ballroom


About Our Speakers


Kevin Walsh, CAS, President at Showdown Displays


Kevin Walsh has led an impressive career as a business leader and strategist in the Promotional Products industry for more than 35 years.

Serving as the President of Showdown Displays, Kevin devotes his time toward strategic planning, talent acquisition, innovation, and stewarding the company culture and values. Through his commitment to this role, he has been a driving force in growing Showdown Displays to become the largest provider of portable displays in North America and the #8 Top supplier in PPAI’s 2024 Top 100 listing. Kevin’s vision, and Showdown Displays’ success, personify both the entrepreneurial spirit and the evolving nature of the promotional industry.

Kevin joined Showdown Displays in 2011 originally as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, helping to form the strategy and build the team, brand, and organization. Prior to Showdown, Kevin has held senior leadership roles in operations, product development, marketing, and sales for Wrangler Jeans & Shirts, VF Imagewear/RedKap, LeePrintwear and New Buffalo Shirt Factory/ProPlayer.

Throughout his career Kevin has completed presentations at featured industry events to audiences in the thousands and has also been featured in several well-known industry publications, including Wearables Magazine, The Press, and Promo+Promo Magazine. Most recently, he was recognized by Counselor Magazine in its’ Power50 ranking, as #11 of the most influential members in the promotional industry.

Kevin has been a proud member of the PPAI Board of Directors since 2020 and is currently serving as the Immediate Past Chair, as well as a member of the PPAI Executive Committee.

Through that journey, he counts his greatest accomplishments, being a loving husband to his high school sweetheart and a dedicated dad to two fantastic kids.


Josh Pospisil, Vice President of Business Development, AIA

Joshua Pospisil has been in the industry for 10 years, or a decade as he likes to say. He got his start at KTI Promo, a supplier focusing on tech products in Houston, TX. Joshua started as a Marketing Associate with a promotion to Marketing Manager within 6 months. After attending his first PPAI Expo, Joshua fell in love with the promo Industry. Shortly after his first Expo, Joshua was then promoted to Sales & Marketing Manager at KTI Promo, where stayed for about 8 years. Joshua then made his move to HIRSCH, a top 40 supplier in Promo, as the Key Accounts Manager in June of 2021. After about a year, Josh was promoted to National Accounts Manager where he continued to fine tune his skills, while building long lasting customer relationships/friendships. In January of 2024, Joshua made the decision to leave HIRSCH and join the nationally recognized AIA Corporation to become the new Vice President of Business Development. The AIA community/bond is very strong and Joshua loves how AIA truly embraces everyone. Joshua loves being granted the opportunity to lead/coach a team and help build relationships from the ground up.

During his time in promo, Joshua has volunteered with PromoKitchen, is a past president of HPPA, and has been a board/committee member for both RAC and RRC. In 2023 & 2024, Joshua was ranked #2 & #15 on the Online 18 for your top people to know in promo, as well as having the opportunity to speak at PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference

Joshua loves promo in and out and can’t imagine working in any other industry. He is an avid lover of all things PINK, and does his best to spread as much kindness as possible, not just in promo, but to anyone he comes in contact with. In his free time, Joshua loves to spend time with his 2 kids, 2 dogs, and his close friends and family. Joshua tries to stay as active as possible when he is not traveling for work but does love time to just sit and take in the latest scary movie.


Hotel Accommodations


Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront

NWPMA Group Rate - rooms starting at $164/night

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Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email shay@nwpma.org

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