Paper First Affiliates’ 2018 trade show heading to San Antonio

Paper First Affiliates announced its 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show with a twist — a video promotion to highlight the location and dates for its 24th annual event. The show is headed to San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt on Feb. 1-3, 2018. The venue is right in the hub of downtown, steps from the famous Riverwalk and just a few blocks from the Alamo.

The announcement comes just two months after their successful 2017 show held at the Westin Resort, just outside of Palm Springs, California (Feb. 6-8, 2017). The 2017 event featured nearly 70 vendors, educational vendor sessions, engaging round table discussions led by PFA Board Members, and of course, a great night of fun and entertainment, featuring an outdoor Spring Beach Bash on the golf course, with a band featuring one of the original Beach Boys, David Marks. A nostalgic night of listening and dancing to some old tunes that everyone knows the words.  

Not only did PFA continue its tradition of incentivizing members and exhibitors to stay on track with their scheduled appointments, using fun elements such as Wheel of Fortune Spins (for being at the right place at the right time) and Order Bucks for placing orders during those appointments, this year, they provided a unique, entertaining, and extremely profitable HOT SPOT session for both members and vendors. Seven vendors participated in this one-hour session, that provided each vendor with a 15 minute opportunity to present a predetermined item or item selection at incredibly amazing prices for our members. Some of our vendors got pretty creative and gave the members some very entertaining moments in their presentations. The caveat was that members would have to order during that presentation, and the deals were only open to those members attending the conference and that session.  Within that one hour, members order over $330,000 worth of products and saved over $124,000. It definitely was the largest order writing show in PFA history!  There are plans to continue this profitable HOT SPOT session at their 2018 show. 

To keep members and exhibitors connected, a PFA Trade Show was available to provide all details at everyone’s fingertips!

For vendors who wish to exhibit, contact Sue Jereczek, Executive Director at or call their Corporate Office at 877-472-7371, ext. 1. The show is open to PFA Members only, but if you are interested in finding out more about how you can attend and participate in this exciting event, contact the Director of Member Services, Don Morgan at or call him at 877-472-7371, ext. 2. 

Originally posted Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

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