PPFA 2008 - Leadership in Framing
It's no wonder the professional framing community chooses PPFA as its annual convention. PPFA 2008 offers innovative products at the Face to Face Showcase reception, timely and relevant seminars focused on your business development, hands-on technical courses for sharpening skills, and the opportunity to renew your certification status. At PPFA 2008, we bring you the techniques and strategies needed to develop the niche services for success.

President's Welcome

PPFA 2007 was hailed as our most exciting PPFA Convention ever – and PPFA 2008 promises to top it!

Please make plans to join us for three days of hands-on workshops, business seminars, exciting keynotes, roundtable discussions, an international panel, Business Breakfasts, PPFA Power Luncheons and much more.

The focus is on preservation framing and dynamic, creative design – our niche as custom framers. In two-, three-, four- and five-hour workshops and seminars, you’ll learn innovative techniques and skills to ... continue

Fran Gray
Fran Gray, MCPF
Roney's Creative
Picture Framing
2007 PPFA President

Convention Education

PPFA 2008 features four days of learning in 40+ sessions of engaging topics: retail business strategies, managing customer expectations and answering their questions, mounting techniques, canvas transfer alternatives with gel, framing designs that sell, preservation practices, fabric wrapping, mat cutting techniques, shadow boxes, hinges, wax finishes, and so much more.  

A session/topic search is available. Pre-registration is recommended as sessions fill up quickly.

Event Highlights

Keynotes
Engaging. Dynamic. Thought provoking. PPFA 2008 features several keynote addresses from leading industry members that are designed to inspire, inform, and entertain all while fueling up with breakfast or lunch.

Vivian Kistler
Vivian Kistler,
MCPF, GCF
Columba Publishing
Jared Davis
Jared Davis,
CPF, GCF
Gunnar International
Jim Miller
James Miller,
MCPF, GCF,
ARTFRAME, Inc.

Certification
Use PPFA 2008 as your opportunity to earn the framer’s mark of excellence and advance your framing career with PPFA Certifications. This year features a CPF prep course, CPF and MCPF exam opportunities, and sessions that meet the MCPF Continuing Education credit.

PPFA 2008 International Framing Competition
This industry acclaimed competition returns to celebrate framing excellence and talent. A season's worth of preparation and judging has lead to Las Vegas as framers take this opportunity to shine. Discover methods, be inspired by fellow framers, and even vote for your favorites as the PPFA 2008 International Framing Competition is on display in the Upper West Lobby.

Face-to-Face Showcase Reception
Thursday, January 31 ■ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join your fellow framers for the annual PPFA Face-to-Face Showcase Reception – it has a fun, casual atmosphere; refreshments; and tabletop vendor displays! Admission is $25 member/$30 non-member. No charge with PPFA Super Saver Package; registration is required.

PPFA Power Lunch and All-Member Meeting
Thursday, January 31 ■ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Board of Directors 2008 election and results will be announced, along with the winners of the Annual PPFA Service Awards and the International Framing Competition (with the exception of Popular Choice to be announced at the Framing Competition Reception on Friday). Admission is $25 member/$30 non-member, includes lunch. No charge with PPFA Super Saver Package; registration is required.

PPFA Power Lunch and Panel: Survive and Thrive – Winning Strategies From Around the World!
Saturday, February 2 ■ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
An international panel of successful frame shop owners will look at the results of PPFA surveys; analyze changes in the framing industry; and discuss how best to adapt, survive and succeed! Join Bob Carter, The Framer Up, who moderates the panel and the question and answer period that follows! Admission is $25 member/$30 non-member, and includes lunch. No charge with PPFA Super Saver Package; registration is required. Sponsored by PostcardBuilder.


Bob Carter,
The Frame Up

PPFA Thanks Its Sponsors
Support is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors

 

Education Sponsors

Fletcher-Terry
Frank's Fabrics
Nielsen Bainbridge

Tru Vue Inc.
Vermont Hardwoods
Z-Hardware
 

Keynote Sponsors

Gunnar International
Meadowbrook

NOVA
Postcard Builder
 

International Framing Competition Sponsors

FrameTek
Frank's Fabrics

Meadowbrook
Vermont Hardwoods
  

PPFA would also like to thank these companies for donating materials for education sessions:

Alcan Composites
Crescent Cardboard
CYRO
The Fletcher-Terry Company

Hangman Products
Lineco
NielsenBainbridge
Vicki Schober

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