Pawn Expo Special Events
Pawnbroker Mix & Mingle
Monday, July 8, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join your fellow pawnbrokers and kick off Pawn Expo by saying hello to old friends and welcoming first time attendees. Cocktails and light appetizers will be served.
Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Enjoy breakfast with your fellow NPA members and find out the latest NPA news. Voting delegates will cast their votes for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors slate. Don’t miss the First Time attendee welcome and Pawn Expo orientation.
Keynote Speaker: Captain Richard Phillips
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:15 – 10:30 am
While we all aspire to live bravely in the face of life’s significant challenges, few of us are tested to live bravely before the guns of hostile Somali pirates who threaten our leadership and authority, our lives, and the lives of our colleagues. Before Somali pirates hijacked his cargo ship and held him captive for five days, making him the center of a riveting international drama which played out live on television, Captain Richard Phillips was as normal as each of us doing our best at work and home. Captain Phillips will share how planning and practice in our life and business prepares us to respond quickly and effectively when a crisis strikes.
General Session: Sally Morrison
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:45 – 11:45 am
As pawnbrokers, we’ve all been made aware of the impact of lab-grown diamonds on our industry. Lightbox is revolutionizing the industry and is a digital brand focused on a jewelry line of lab-grown diamonds. Lightbox’s role is not to compete with diamonds, but to add a new sector to the jewelry domain. To make us more aware of this emerging field, Chief Marketing Officer of Lightbox, Sally Morrison, will be presenting her point of view on the lab-grown space; specifically, how we can embrace this new jewelry sector, what to look for in identifying a Lightbox piece, and discussing the consumers’ feelings towards this rapidly changing market.
Annual Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Join us in recognizing our 2019 FBL scholarship winners, Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) recipients, and NPA annual award winners. Awards presented will include: Pawnbroker of the Year, Industry Partner of the Year, Outstanding Community Relations, Young Professional of the Year, and Outstanding Pawn Image.
Welcome Celebration – Denim & Diamonds
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Denim & Diamonds Reception! There will be plenty of bling and Western Swing, so come celebrate, enjoy great food, and party the night away.
YP Game Night
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Young Professionals Game Night: Let’s play some games! Spend the evening playing a variety of games while getting to know your peers.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Farewell Reception! Relax and reminisce with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres as we say farewell until we meet again next year.