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2024 International Personalization Expo Schedule

Get ready for an exciting lineup of educational sessions designed to expand your knowledge, inspire innovation, and spark new connections at this year's International  Personalization Expo! Our schedule is packed with insightful topics and dynamic speakers to ensure you make the most of your Expo experience. Whether you're a seasoned personalization professional or just starting your journey, there's something for everyone. 

Monday, February 5

5–7 pm

Registration Open


Tuesday, February 6

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30–9:00 am

Know What You Have in Your Product

Let's get Jiggy

The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck The Exit or Sale Of Your Awards Business

9:30–11:00 am

Examining the Properties and Possibilities of Fiber Laser Marking Systems

The Importance of Content Creation In Your Business

12:30–2:00 pm

CorelDRAW: Review, Photographs & Productivity

Company Culture and Sincere Management: A Recipe for Hiring and Retaining Talent

Unlocking Business Growth with AI: Harnessing Innovation in Awards and Personalization

2:30–4 pm

Open an Etsy Shop

Laser Engraving Photographs - The Next Steps (AND a LIVE demo)

The Magic of Customer Service

4:30–6 pm

101 Ways to Grow Your Business with Heat Transfer Vinyl

High Impact, Common Sense Hiring & Retention

Roundtable Discussions

Wednesday, February 7

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:00 am

Colorfill: Hands-On Session

CorelDRAW: All About Wood and Adding Bling to Your Engraving

7:30–8:30 am

PROSPER Formula for Awards & Personalization Businesses

UV Printing: From Production to Profitability

AI Technology: A Panel Discussion

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

9–10 am

The Bottom Line of Happy Employees: How Company Culture Drives Success

Community Marketing: Leveraging local events and networking

Laser Hacks to Expand Business and Increase Productivity

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

1–2 pm

Welcome First Time Attendees

4:30–6 pm

Party on the Show Floor: After Hours Event


7:00 pm

Super Bowl Experience

Thursday, February 8

7:30 am–4:30 pm

Registration Open

7:30–10:00 am

Blazering – Lasering with Sandcarving

How to Sublimate from Start to Finish

7:30–9:00 am

Successfully Manage a Personalization Business with Process Improvement

CorelDraw for Beginners... and Even Advance users will Learn a Trick or Two!

9:30–10:30 am

Strategies for Hiring and Developing People: Developing a Workforce to Support our Partners.

Panel Discussion

Streamline Production

8 am–4:30 pm

ARIEF Silent Auction

10 am–4:30 pm

Trade Show Floor Open

6–7:30 pm

Awards Celebration

Friday, February 9

8–9:30 am

Member Breakfast and Annual Meeting

9 am–Noon

Trade Show Floor Open

How to Register

Visit the Expo registration for details on how to sign up.


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