In the promotional products industry, you always plan well ahead. That said, the Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC) is planning the first quarter of 2023 with the TOPS+ 2023 five-city tour kick-off, starting with Montreal on January 24, followed by Toronto on January 26, Calgary on January 31, Vancouver on February 3, and wrapping up at Winnipeg on February 8.

PPPC’s TOPS+ welcomes 1,000+ distributors and their clients yearly for a Canadian trade show experience like no other. Exhibiting at TOPS+ is a smart business move for any promotional products company and a chance to meet clients on their home turf thanks to the various locations across Canada. The event draws clients they may not have the opportunity to meet at the larger shows.

Exhibiting members are excited to showcase their newest product or way of doing something. It is easy and convenient to connect with members through email, but meeting PPPC members at a local event or one-on-one is most valuable. Exhibiting at TOPS+ helps generate new ideas and provide feedback and recommendations that lead to continuous growth and improvement for our members.

An experience to remember, TOPS+ allows distributors and their clients to see the latest promotional products before anyone else. Distributors, suppliers, associates, multi-line agencies and guests come together under one roof and on one platform to see the industry’s newest and best Canadian promotional products. The PPPC TOPS+ tour is a unique traveling trade show opportunity for in-person connections in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg in 2023. Members meet suppliers and PPPC staff on their home turf, and these in-person interactions and networking opportunities are well- received.

TOPS+ is returning after a missed year, and excitement is already brewing amongst members. The great thing about PPPC’s TOPS+ is that not only do distributors and their clients get a chance to see thousands of exciting promotional products before they go on the market, but the events also create significant opportunities for members to connect before, during and after the shows.

In addition to connecting with other PPPC members, suppliers and distributors will have the opportunity to visit the PPAI and SAGE booths and meet their respective representatives. If you are in the Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal or Winnipeg areas, we invite you to join us at a trade show near you!

For more information on TOPS+ 2023, visit or contact Katrina Derksen for more details.

Chopra is a communications specialist at Promotional Products Professionals of Canada.