About Us

The Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals is a trade association whose members are companies established in the promotional products industry.  UMAPP connects industry professionals by hosting trade shows, education and networking events, in addition to providing tools and resources to enrich businesses.  

When it comes to elevating your business, it makes sense to align yourself with a strong association to support you in your growth.  Enjoy the security that comes with being a UMAPP member.  Since every company must qualify for membership, join a group of professionals in the promotional products industry.

The Association's region covers the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Western Wisconsin.    Staff of member companies are eligible to participate in all events and benefits as members.

It has been noted in research that 87% of buyers credit promotional products with contributing to success in reaching their marketing goals.   Promotional products continue to be the preferred form of advertising.  They can reach all senses and be the most remembered.  Nearly 10 out of 10 people in a 2019 study said they would go out of their way to receive a promotional product.    2019 Consumer Study, PPAI Research.  

UMAPP is an organization for promotional product professionals.  We help grow your business through education, networking, and legislative action.


Upcoming Events

Mar 9

Room Show 2020

A unique room-to-room show

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Apr 16

Brew & View Show

Come for the show, stay for a beer.

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Aug 19

Golf Outing

Golf Tournament for Suppliers, Distributors and Customers

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Aug 20

Brand Connection Expo Show

The distributor table-top show, where clients are invited, too!

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Fire & Ice Show Eliminated for 2020
The traditional UMAPP Fire & Ice Show held in May will be combined with the August distributor and end buyer show.  The "Brand Connection Expo" will be a mega event held on August 20 at Inwood Oaks Event Center, Oakdale, Minnesota with a golf outing on August 19 at nearby Stone Ridge Golf Course.  Dan Nevins, a national speaker and veteran, will present an invigorating education session the morning of August 20, along with an optional yoga session beforehand.  A fundraiser and silent auction will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.  For exhibitor budgets, count on $600 for the first table and $550 for each additional.  More information to come soon.