Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) brought PPPC’s National Conference back to Toronto for Canada’s biggest trade show and promo event. On September 12, more than 350 award PPPC members converged on the Royal Woodbine Golf Club to network, celebrate the industry and honor awardees.

  • This year’s NATCON marked the 42nd annual PPPC Awards and After Party – sponsored by Debco HPG.
  • The evening started with a pre-awards cocktail reception outdoors, followed by an awards ceremony with theatre-style seating indoors.
  • The awards ceremony was hosted by PPPC board chair and business development manager at Levelwear Jenny LeBricon alongside Paul Wieleba, PPPC board vice chair and owner of E. Promotional Advertising.

The Awards

Over 40 awards were presented at NATCON this year. Numerous categories allowed various companies and individuals to be recognized for their achievements in promo. Below are the winners of PPPC Awards in 2023.


  • Eastern Multi-Line Agency of the Year – AAG
  • Central Multi-Line Agency of the Year – Caton Sales Ltd.
  • Western Multi-Line Agency of the Year – Ventura Sales


  • Customer Service Representative of the Year – Katherine Browning, Debco HPG
  • Sales Representative of the Year – Melissa Martin, Artech Pro

  • Supplier of the Year, Small Enterprise – NC Custom
  • Supplier of the Year, Medium Enterprise – Artech Pro
  • Supplier of the Year, Large Enterprise – Debco HPG

Hall of Fame Induction and Momentum Awards

The 2023 PPPC Awards also marked the 37th PPPC Hall of Fame induction.

This year’s inductee was Merrick Falkenstein of St. Regis Group, who has been in the industry since 1989.

Brianna Fijal Mazze of St. Regis Group took home the Humanitarian Award.

The ceremony also included the Momentum Awards, which are somewhat akin to PPAI’s Rising Stars awards.