Fire & Ice Show 2017

March 07, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Canterbury Park's New Expo Center
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee
Shakopee, MN 55379



FIre & Ice Show Information

DISTRIBUTORS / Show attendees 

Fire & Ice Show
Tuesday, March 7, 2017





Table of Contents 

The Venue

Type of Show - Who Attends?

Directions to the Show

Seminar - Paul Bellantone, President of PPAI 

Exhibit Hours for Members and for Nonmembers


List of Exhibitors - 2017

Hotel Options


Venue Photos/Site Map 

Fire & Ice Show |  Welcome Reception and/or Seminar (Distributors)
Deadline:  February 28




The Fire & Ice Show moved in 2016 to Canterbury Park's Expo Center in Shakopee, Minnesota.  The Expo Center is a new, 24,000 square foot exhibit hall that is ideal for our show. 


Canterbury Park's Expo Center
(located behind the main facility)
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379

Drive towards the main entrance of Canterbury Park per the signs. Continue on past the main entrance and go around to the back of the facility.  Watch for parking lot signs "F" and "G" to access the entrance to the Expo Center.  


Visit Canterbury's Website for directions



  • The UMAPP Fire & Ice Show is a Distributor-Only Show.

  • No End Buyers.  

  • Distributor attendees must be promotional products professionals established in the industry.

    • To attend as a distributor member, the company you work for or own must have a current UMAPP membership with dues for 2017 paid.  

    • To attend as a nonmember, the company you work for or own must have a current ASI, PPAI, or SAGE number, or the individual sales rep registering must be specifically invited by an exhibitor as one of the exhibitor's customers. 



March 6, 2017 (Monday)

  • Exhibitor Setup:  1:00 - 6:00 pm 

  • Welcome Reception - exhibitors and distributor members - on show site (upstairs) 

    • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

    • Appetizers and one free beverage 

    • A great opportunity to meet and greet with exhibitors and distributor sales reps before the show starts! 

REGISTER for the Welcome Reception 


MARCH 7, 2017 (Tuesday) 

  • Seminar - Presenter:  Paul Bellantone, CEO and President of PPAI | 8:45 - 10:15 am 

    • Panel discussion on industry trends, research and best practices.  

    • $25 per person (members) 

    • $35 per person (nonmembers) 

    • Come for breakfast, stay for the seminar. 

Meet Our Panel:

  • Chuck Fandos, CEO of Brand Addition and CEO of Facilis. Brand Addition is an international distributor with headquarters in England. Chuck’s distributor Gateway CDI was acquired by BA in January of 2016 and is the foothold for them in the US. Facilis is service/technology provider to over 125 distributors in North America.


  •  C J Schmidt, President/owner of HIT promotional products. HIT is a $300 million + supplier of promotional products. CJ and his family have built the company over the past 25 years to a top 5 business in the industry. He brings a young man’s fresh perspective to the business.


  • Paul Tauton, CEO Business Impact Group. Paul has started and grown BIG into a large and diverse distributor bringing unique solutions to major organizations across the country.


  • Bill Smith, Jr. owner/President Brown & Bigelow and Hotline Calendars. Bill continues the tradition started over 100 years ago of selling promotional products on a personal contact basis. B & B supports a sales force that covers the country calling on small and large businesses and non-profits.

REGISTER for the Seminar 


  • Fire & Ice Show 

    • Exhibit Hours:  10 - 2 (members) 

    • Exhibit Hours: 12- 2 (nonmembers)*

    • Cost:  Free

    • Pre-registration: requested.  

* Nonmembers must work for a company who has an ASI, PPAI, or SAGE number ~ or ~ be specifically invited by an exhibitor.  This information will be requested during registration. 

REGISTER for the Fire & Ice Show (option to register for Welcome Reception and Seminar available here)



 Hotel Options 







 Lanyard Sponsor






Notebook Sponsor 


 Seminar Sponsors 











 Venue Photos/Site Map