PPB September 2022

PPPCCOMMUNIQUÉ by Poonam Chopra 92 | SEPTEMBER 2022 | CONNECT Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC) is excited to be hosting our first in-person event in over three years with our National Convention (NATCON 2022) on Sept. 14 and 15 at the International Convention Centre, Toronto. It is our biggest and most anticipated event of the year! The PPPC team has been working hard behind the scenes to curate an event that will help members of the industry come together in one place to network, partake in valuable educational and network sessions and enjoy our most coveted ceremony of the year, the PPPC Awards happening on Sept. 14 at the Eglinton West Gallery. More than 1,700 distributors are expected to attend with their clients to meet one-on-one with over 100 suppliers and preview the industry’s newest promotional products. And it’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t already: Visit pppc.ca/ events/natcon to register. Benefits Of Attending NATCON 2022 Over two days, distributors will have a unique opportunity to meet with several suppliers and preview the hottest new promotional products in Canada. Additionally, they’ll be able to bring their clients on Sept. 15 for client day. to be among the first in Canada to preview the latest promotional products. Other benefits to attendees of NATCON include the opportunity to attend social events such as professional development sessions and panel discussions and celebrate our industry leaders and up-and-comers with our PPPC Awards ceremony. Panel Discussion: The Triple Bottom Line–People, Planet & Profits! On Sept. 14, PPPC President & CEO Jonathan Strauss will kick off NATCON with a panel discussion entitled, The Triple Bottom Line–People, Planet & Profits! Featuring industry leaders as panelists, including Jamie McCabe of McCabe Promotional Advertising Inc., Tara Milburn of Ethical Swag and a Certified B Corp., PPAI board member Denise Taschereau of Fairware Promotional Products and Heidi Reimer Epp, MAS, of Botanical Paperworks Seed Paper Company. The panel discussion will focus on innovations within the industry, creative engagement tactics, learnings and sustainable products. And so much more! Don’t miss your chance to attend NATCON and the highly anticipated PPPC Awards! It promises to be a memorable time for all as we come together again to network, discover industry innovations, preview the latest promotional products in Canada and raise a glass to toast our industry’s leaders during the PPPC Awards (and did we mention there will be food–lots of food, delicious beverages, and fun!). See you on Sept. 14th. Chopra is a communications specialist at Promotional Products Professionals of Canada. PPPC’s NATCON Is In Full Gear This Month