Final report 2019
15 October 2019
It’s the No. 1 industry meeting place in Europe and the innovation centre of the industry. Major enterprises and organizations as well as important masterminds and personalities from the promotional products industry will come to Düsseldorf from 7 to 9 January 2020. Paul Ballantone, President of the world’s biggest association will share insights into the American market and will be available for questions and advice with his colleagues. More than 500 general managers and high-level representatives of associations and service providers use this trade show for networking. That’s when the PSI Network will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary with a redesigned Members Only Lounge, an exclusive presentation programme and sustainable choices for business talks. With trending topics such as sustainability, personalisation and merchandising a top priority, the focus of the trade show will be on the future.
06 September 2019
From the meteorological point of view the night was calm – but it was raining stars in Wiesbaden on 6 September when the shining lights of the sustainability scene in the promotional products industry were recognised. In the company of some 140 sustainability promoters from the sector the PSI celebrated five years of PSI Sustainability Awards that night – the only sustainability award in the promotional products industry. Once again serving as a stage for this spectacle was the magnificent Wiesbaden Kurhaus, already previously hosting the second PSI Sustainability Summit.
21 August 2019
For 60 years the International Network of the Promotional Products Industry has celebrated sustainable business, lasting contacts, trends and innovations – and above all: a strong community. From 7 to 9 January the PSI trade show will be held concurrently with the parallel events viscom and PromoTex Expo for the second time now.
25 July 2019
For Clemens Arnold (2bdifferent), Melissa Streif (Warth und Klein Grant Thornton), and Anja Heidbüchel (Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH), the 5th July was entirely dedicated to examining social and ecological initiatives, sustainable products and campaigns, all created by the promotional product industry. For the first time, all three were part of the 7-strong expert jury which met up on the day to prepare for the PSI Sustainability Awards. After the preliminary round of judging, a total of 74 finalists qualified for the next stage, in which they will be competing for the only sustainability prize currently awarded to the promotional product industry, which also happens to be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The winners of the competition will be announced in the magnificent surroundings of the Wiesbaden Kurhaus on 6th September. Once again, the PSI Sustainability Summit will provide the prelude to the industry’s sustainability day.
06 February 2019
The promotional products industry focuses ever more strongly on the three pillars of sustainability: economy, ecology and social matters. PSI, the international network of the promotional products industry, has documented and promoted this commitment with the PSI Sustainability Awards since 2015. This year sees the only sustainability awards in this industry being presented for the fifth time now – but with an extended participation procedure and over 260 companies that were already pre-nominated as a result of this.
10 January 2019
One visit, all the perks – a brilliant idea, well received. Featuring a total of 1,084 exhibiting companies, the new trade show network consisting of PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom underscored its ambition of becoming Europe’s largest combined event for advertising and selling. More than half of the exhibitors came from outside Germany, representing a total of 38 countries.
26 November 2018
PSI has repositioned its highlights, expanded its concept and enhanced its profile. Besides exciting programme additions, even more exclusive product launches and new special areas like the Marketing Innovations area, two parallel events will take place for the first time, completing the lineup of offerings for advertising professionals.
18 October 2018
Why should marketers deal with the blockchain? Which SEO strategies will be successful in 2019? And when is a brand sexy enough for the POS? From 8 to 10 January, find all the answers at the “World of Advertising and Selling” in Düsseldorf. The heart of the new trade show event, which consolidates the power of the trade shows PSI, viscom and PromoTex Expo, will be the “Marketing Innovations” forum, the place where marketing decision-makers, creative professionals and designers can learn all there is to know about new marketing strategies, merchandising & licensing and advertising at the POS.