PPPC Communiqué: PPPC Is Kicking Off 2020 With A Bang


The Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) has had a very engaging and productive year; it’s time to start planning for 2020. The New Year is going to be a busy time in the global promotional product industry and PPPC staff and members are excited to get involved. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • January 12-16, The PPAI Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada

  • January 28, PPPC TOPS+ 2020 – Vancouver, BC

  • January 31, PPPC TOPS+ 2020 – Calgary, AB

  • February 6, PPPC TOPS+ 2020 – Toronto, ON

  • February 13, PPPC TOPS+ 2020 – Montreal, QC

PPPC is excited to, once again, participate in the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas from January 12-16, 2020. Last year’s booming success and strong Canadian presence was only a preview of what PPPC staff and members can bring to the table. Visit us in Booth 3436 to pick up an exclusive Canadian lanyard and connect with our incredible membership team and passionate board executives. Also, be sure to mark your calendar now for the second annual Canadian industry party on Tuesday, January 14. Last year’s party was a huge hit with members; we will surely not disappoint in 2020. PPPC members should be on the lookout for party invitations and details to come by email and in the PPPC Weekly. Expo will also be an excellent opportunity for members to discover SAGE’s newest features by attending its educational sessions or through one-on-one visits at the booth. Be sure to download the SAGE app to make your trade show experience one of a kind.

TOPS+ 2020 will run on various dates from January 28-February 13 in four venues across Canada. Exhibit or attend in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. TOPS+ 2019 brought PPPC record-breaking attendance numbers and we hope to smash those records in 2020 with your help. With an expected 250-plus suppliers exhibiting in the four-city tour, TOPS+ 2020 will be the place to boost your Q1 sales and to create new industry partnerships. From professional development sessions to networking opportunities, there will be something for all promotional product professionals at all four TOPS+ 2020 locations. Better yet, all distributors and their clients are welcome to attend the trade shows for free. Make arrangements now with your clients to walk the show floor as there will be a TOPS+ 2020 trade show coming to a city near you. Visit the TOPS+ 2020 website at http://topsplus.pppc.ca for booth purchase forms, 2019 statistics, supplier lists and more.

I hope to see a strong presence of PPPC members at all the upcoming 2020 events. I strongly believe that making face-to-face connections and taking advantage of various opportunities will continue to steer PPPC in the right direction and will encourage the growth of the promotional products industry across the world. I look forward to connecting with many of you in the New Year.  

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Jonathan Strauss is the president and CEO of the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC).

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