About Us

The Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals is a trade association whose members are companies established 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.

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.

UMAPP connects industry professionals by hosting trade shows, education and networking events, in addition to providing tools and resources to enrich business.  

The promotional products industry produced an estimated $24.7 billion in sales during 2018.  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.  


Upcoming Events

Dec 18

Wild Wednesday Webinar

Education at Your Computer. A member benefit of UMAPP thanks to our partnership with MiPPA.

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Jan 20

January 2020 Board Meeting

Held from 11-1 at a Twin Cities Metro location

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Feb 24

February 2020 Board Meeting

Held 11-1 at a Twin Cities Metro Location

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Mar 9

Room Show 2020

A unique room-to-room show

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