Photo above: The 2017-18 PPPC Board of Directors is joined by PPPC President and CEO Jonathan N. Strauss (far left), PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, (third from right) and PPAI 2018 Board Chair Dale Denham, MAS+ (sixth from right).

The Promotional Product Professionals of Canada’s 63rd annual National Convention (Natcon) is fast approaching and you are invited. Mark your calendars for September 10-12, 2019, in Toronto. Natcon 2019 is the perfect way to kick off the all-important Q4 sales season and finish the year strong.

Whether your company is based in the U.S. or Canada, you are encouraged to join PPPC at Toronto’s International Centre for this exciting event. Toronto is one of Canada’s top destinations in September. With warm temperatures, autumn colours and the best the country has to offer in arts, culture, dining and tourism, Canada’s largest urban centre will not disappoint. And with easy direct flight access from all major U.S. cities, Toronto is just a stone’s throw away.

This year’s Natcon theme, The Power of Partnerships, focuses on the importance of connection and why developing and nurturing strategic relationships are so vital to our industry. This includes partnerships between PPPC members and their stakeholders, as well as the strategic partnerships PPPC recently established with PPAI and SAGE. Partnerships abound in the promotional products industry and are most successful when the parties involved cooperate to achieve a common goal.

Left: 2017-2018 PPPC Chair of the Board Iain Walker (right) presents the award for Gold Eastern
of the Year – Medium Enterprise to the team from PPPC distributor Créapub Design at
the 38th annual Image Awards program.

Natcon’s three-day event includes:

  • Canada’s largest promotional products trade show: PPPC expects to welcome nearly 3,000 distributors, their clients and 200 exhibitors to the show on September 11-12. PPPC is now accepting exhibitor purchase forms for show booths. There is no better opportunity for suppliers to gain access to the Canadian market than Natcon. For pricing and booth details, visit
  • The Image Awards: Cheer on your peers at the industry’s most-anticipated awards ceremony of the year on September 11. Enjoy a wonderful evening with great company as PPPC celebrates its 2019 award recipients.
  • Professional development sessions: Every year, speakers from across the continent deliver sessions on topics that are relevant and beneficial to members and the industry. This year, all education sessions will revolve around The Power of Partnerships theme and will take place on September 10.
  • Networking event: Join in the Natcon social event, The Power of Partnerships party, on September 10 at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport.

Plan to attend this exciting industry event where you’ll see the latest and greatest products for Q4 and energize your team for the holiday sales season while enjoying all Toronto has to offer this September. Register for Natcon and find more details at


Jonathan N. Strauss is president and CEO of the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC), the national trade association for promotional product suppliers, distributors and multi-line representatives across Canada. With over 1,300 members, PPPC strives to lead, inspire and advance the promotional products industry through the strength of its participants.