CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 1, 2019) – This week Proforma kicked off their Annual Fall Energize Summits in Chicago, Illinois, where affiliate Owners met one-on-one with hand-selected Supplier Partners to engage in strategically-guided conversations about specific clients, projects, prospects and opportunities.
"I look forward to attending the Energize Summits because of how eager Proforma Owners are to discuss new perspectives and strategize new goals for the year," says Tom Spoltman of Alphabroder. "Proforma has the highest number of million and multi-million dollar Owners in the industry, and after engaging with them during these summit sessions it is easy to see why so many of them are at the top of the fastest-growing charts in our industry."
This is the 4th consecutive year that Proforma has hosted the sold-out three-day summits. The summits encourage Owners to not only strengthen their current relationship with Suppliers, but to also network with Suppliers in unfamiliar areas of print and promo in an effort to expand their product offerings and maximize their business potential with client accounts.
"The Supplier Partners in the Proforma network are a vital component to our 'One Source, Infinite Resources' tagline," says Steve Flaughers, Multi-Million Dollar Club Member and Owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing. "Some of the best meetings I've had at this summit were with Suppliers I wasn't familiar with because I now feel empowered to create solutions for clients that I didn't even know were possible. I can't wait to bring these ideas home to my key accounts!"
Michele Cardello, Proforma's Vice President of Strategic Partner Development, explains "Energize Summits are a unique opportunity for our Owners and Supplier Partners to go beyond finishing off 2019 strong, and really focus on establishing strategic partnerships for 2020." She adds, "There is no other event in the industry that encourages this level of mutual growth between top-tier Suppliers and Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club Members. I'm already excited about the relationships I've seen built in Chicago this week."
Omni Hotels & Resorts was selected by Proforma to host this year's summit for their "Say Goodnight to Hunger" program. Through this program, one meal for every completed stay will be donated to Feeding America for food banks in the local community.
Proforma's next Energize Summit will take place from October 13-15, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Proforma is the $500 Million Technology & Business Success Leader in the Print and Promotional Products Industry. Proforma's recent investment of over $12 million in Technology maximizes Affiliate success. Sales increased over 20% and Gross Profits grew over 17% for Affiliates on the system for over one year. In 2018, 25 Proforma Affiliates made Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 190 Affiliates achieved its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $35 million.