PPAI Magazine April 2024

PPPC Communiqué | Community Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary. PCNA and DML Creation also sponsored TOPS+2024. As an exclusive to TOPS+ Winnipeg, PPPC featured booths from Bell Mobility and HUB Marketplace to enable attendees to liaise with representatives from these organizations to learn more about their PPPC membership benefits and how to personalize and best use them. PPPC also held two local chapter events during the tour, one in Montreal, which was sponsored by Artech Pro, and the other in Winnipeg. PPPC also offered its first-ever sustainability session as a casual and interactive “Coffee & Conversation” roundtable in Vancouver. The discussion included an overview of what sustainability means to the industry, regulatory pressures and how to start a sustainability journey. PPPC President and CEO Jonathan N. Strauss served as the moderator, leading three industry experts: Elizabeth Wimbush, PPAI director of sustainability and responsibility; Denise Taschereau, PPAI Board chair elect and CEO and co-founder of Fairware; and Edward Huang, PPPC Board member and Sustainability Task Force leader, and VP of sales and operations of Promobilia (St Regis Group). Next on the books is PPPC’s annual Women Empowerment Event, a networking and learning experience created by women, for women, May 24 and 25 in scenic Niagaraon-the-Lake, Ontario. For more information, please visit pppc.ca. Williamson Batuszkin is PPPC’s marketing and communications manager. Distributors and their guests mix and mingle on the show floor. Sheila Finn with supplier Loyalty Source chats with Strauss on the show floor. The PPPC team is all smiles in Toronto: Marina Muvira, bilingual association coordinator; Katrina Derksen, membership and event manager; and Strauss. PPAI • APRIL 2024 • 83