Although the U.S. economy continued its fits-and-starts recovery in 2011, promotional products sales during the period outpaced almost all other non-electronic media. PPAI’s annual survey
The 11th edition of PSI will take place on 15, 16 and 17 September 2009 at Paris Expo, Pavilion 5.2/5.3 – Porte de Versailles.
The PSI Paris is one of the european meeting point for the gift and premium market with over 250 exhibitors, 350 brands will be represented and more than 4 700 professional visitors will participate.
Here are our questions to Clémence Long, PSI Paris trade show Director:
Sandrine Balaguer is giving us some news about European Sourcing !!
For those who are not aware of “europeansourcing”, it’s a Mega on-line database,www.europeansourcing.com.
Genuine search engine of promotional objects and business gifts, listing more than 1500 catalogues of European suppliers…
Its goal: To connect the promotional product market actors in Europe, while respecting everyone’s working habits and culture.
What’s new about European Sourcing??
Interview between DocLogo+ and Sandrine Balaguer:
For a few months I have received e-mailings announcing that a new tradefair for the premium and gift industry was launched in Amsterdam, Holland: the Pro8. I’m quite astonished: why would distributors visit this fair rather than PSI or would they visit both fairs ? What is so new and innovative that will make the fair a success.
Below is an interview with John Swaab from PRO8, my questions are quite agressive, but it’s true that I’m really not convinced (yet) that this fair has it’s place in the actual market.
Henk : Dear Tetsu, Could you please give some short feedback about your company, I learned your company is working since 1984 in Premium and gift business ? Does your company import products from China, or do you source from US suppliers ? For which major corporations does your company work ?
Tetsu : Although most of the products we sell are made in China, we work with trusted intermediaries in the United States to procure the imports. Some of our suppliers import the items directly from China on our behalf. Others buy the products and imprint them for us as needed.
Our company has worked extensively with many major corporations and nonprofits during the twenty plus years we have been in business. These include: American Express, Barnes & Noble, Citicorp, Prudential Investments, the United Nations, MTV, OppenheimerFunds, Universal Motown Records, Young & Rubicam, Elsevier and Continental Airlines.
Henk : Are your clients mainly based in New York or do you also serve clients throughout the US or even abroad ? Your website is very complete, and it seems easy to order online. So I suppose you get orders from all over the US ?
Many distributors in Europe now buy frequently from the far east. But only a few buy promotional products from the New World. It’s a pity because there are some innovative items there that deserve attention. This interview is about a range of Promotional golf products made in Canada by the company Zoogee.
Learn more about the Dutch promotional products market, a small but very (re)active market.