Attendees at the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) 2019 National Convention (Natcon), which wraps up this afternoon at the Toronto International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, are calling the show a huge success and are sharing their appreciation for the changes that have been made at the convention as well as at the board and organizational levels.

“I can’t help but smile when I look at how far the PPPC has come in such a short amount of time,” says Alex Morin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at supplier Debco Solutions. “This year’s show has been gang busters for us at Debco. The booth traffic has been awesome, and I love not having to wear a winter coat from my car to the show. Keep up the great work, PPPC.”

Craig Ryan, vice president of sales, Canada, at distributor alphabroder, adds, “The attendance and engagement of our customers on day one of the show was incredibly encouraging and we are looking forward to an amazing day two.”

PPPC President and CEO Jonathan Strauss says, “We are thrilled by the tremendous attendance of our distributor members at this year’s National Convention. Our distributor members and their clients are being treated to a great display of new products from our supplier members in time for the holiday buying season.”

PPPC also presented its Image Awards and Of the Year Awards last night at the 39th annual Image Awards ceremony and dinner. This year’s recipients are:

Multi-Line Agency Of The Year
East: Pro-Dev Strategies & Marketing
Central: Creative Solutions & Ideas
West: R2 Agencies, Inc.

Small Enterprise Distributor Of The Year
East: Fundy Textile & Design Ltd.
Central: Insinc Promotions
West: MerchGlobal
West: Cubbon Advertising
West: Full Line Specialties Inc.

Medium Enterprise Distributor Of The Year
East: Promogroup / Rivard Publicité
Central: TPS Promotions & Incentives
West: Image Group, Inc.

Large Enterprise Distributor Of The Year
Gold: ASD Promotion Advertising
Gold: Cotton Candy, Inc.

Supplier Of The Year
Gold: Debco
Silver: Spector & Co.
Bronze: St Regis Group

National Distributor Of The Year
Gold: Genumark Promotional Merchandise, Inc.