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We offer a wide range of events that create a wide range of networking occasions and educational evolution.

Upcoming events

    • 08/19/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 08/20/2024
    • 2:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront


    August 19-20, 2024

    Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront

    909 N. Hayden Island Drive

    Booth Pricing: 
    Premium: 10 x 14: $1200
    Standard:  10 x 10: $950
    Additional 10 x 10 booth: $750

    Special Thanks to our Sponsors


    Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available! Contact


    Monday, August 19th

    Set-up in the Grand Ballroom: 12pm - 5pm

    Networking Party: 5pm - 7pm

    Tuesday, August 20th

    Set-up in the Grand Ballroom: 8am - 10am

    Show Hours in the Grand Ballroom: 10:30am - 2:30pm

    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email

    • 08/19/2024
    • 08/20/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Holiday Inn Columbia Riverfront, Portland, OR


    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 Sponsor


    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.

    Questions? Call 425.667.2454 or email

who we are 

NWPMA is a regional affiliate of PPAI.  We are directed and move forward because of dedicated volunteers - peers in the promotional marketing industry.  Serving industry professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, our membership includes suppliers, distributors, multi-line reps, and service companies. 

our vision

  • To become the premier resource for the promotional marketing community.
  • To become the catalyst to establishing and fostering loyal regional relationships.
  • To  advance the professionalism and image of the promotional marketing industry and the community it serves. 
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