Connecting with Industry Leaders and Inspiring Students: Highlights from AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in Denver

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I attended the AMPP (the corrosion and coatings industry association) Annual Conference + Expo in Denver last week. It was fantastic to connect in person with old friends and clients!

My favorite part was volunteering with students from a local high school. First, I helped with corrosion experiments, and then we toured the expo floor with a small group. They were so engaged and inquisitive!

After lunch, the students had a guest speaker, Steven Reinstadtler, Market Manager for Covestro LLC, who provides industrial coatings, adhesives, and sealants. He explained the “nudge” in 6th grade that inspired him to pursue a career in science: his rocket lit an entire field on fire! However, the most important thing he shared was that it is totally okay for these young people not to know what they want to do as a career and to explore all opportunities.

Visits to RUNMARK Client Booths

During our exhibit hall tour, we stopped by our client MATCOR’s booth, where the students learned the basics of cathodic protection from industry veteran George Krewson (pictured above). MATCOR gave out “Rusty’s Famous” Hot Sauce with a custom-designed label—provided by RUNMARK, of course—in addition to branded lip balms—apparently, there is a competition in the industry as to who gives out the best custom lip balm! We also designed and built a custom rotating hanging sign for MATCOR’s booth. My group of students was happy to nab the last few bottles of hot sauce!

Our client, American Innovations, introduced my students to their industry-leading field data collection, remote monitoring, and pipeline compliance solutions—they won an innovation award for one of their products! We were thrilled to supply their “WIN OVER CORROSION” tees, worn by the booth staff on opening night and handed out to select booth visitors. Definitely a meaningful, hot show giveaway! They also gave out high-end SWAG-like embroidered caps and branded insulated water bottles—promotional products that do a great job representing their brand and commitment to quality.

Trade Show Services

We support industry trade show participation for our clients in many ways! We can:

  • Take photos and videos
  • Create and share timely posts on your social media
  • Represent your company with your industry organization (like our volunteer work in Denver)
  • Manage the setup and tear down of your booth
  • Promote your participation before, during, and after the event
  • Provide company apparel, giveaways, displays, and more

Let us know how we can help with your upcoming events!

RUNMARK is your proven outsourced marketing department. We offer a wide range of marketing services and promotional products to help your company get noticed and grow, all backed by 30 years of marketing experience. For assistance, please complete our web form or give us a call at 844-545-3481. We are happy to help!

RUNMARK is your proven outsourced marketing department. We offer a wide range of marketing services and promotional products to help your company get noticed and grow, all backed by 30 years of marketing experience. For assistance, please complete our web form or give us a call at 844-545-3481. We are happy to help!

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