PPPC Communique: Natcon 2020 Virtual To Deliver An Authentic Trade-Show Experience Online


PPPC is excited to be hosting Natcon 2020 Virtual, our first virtual national convention, in just a few short weeks. The PPPC and SAGE teams have been hard at work preparing for PPPC’s first virtual trade show. Our goal is to continue to connect the Canadian industry and, with our partners at SAGE, to provide as much of a real-life trade-show experience as we can. This innovative and interactive event will be held on September 16-17. All distributors nationwide are invited to attend for free; there is no end-user component to the trade show this year. Please review details and register to attend the show at pppc.natcon.ca.

For 2020, Natcon 2020 Virtual will take the place of Natcon, which was originally planned for September 14-17 in Toronto.

Natcon 2020 Virtual will utilize new technology from our partners and technology leader, SAGE, to provide an interactive experience tailored specifically to the promotional products industry. This revolutionary technology will enable distributors to visit virtual booths and discover thousands of promotional products from top industry suppliers. Distributors will also have the option to connect virtually with exhibitors in real-time. Suppliers will be posting specials only available to Natcon 2020 Virtual attendees. Additionally, distributors can access product pavilions to explore the hottest product trends. Networking lounges will allow attendees to mingle, discuss hot topics and catch up with one another. 

In addition, PPPC will be offering professional development sessions over the two-day show dedicated to various relevant industry topics. All educational sessions will be eligible for PPAI certification credits. Please check our website (pppc.natcon.ca) to view available sessions.

Exhibitors can easily set up virtual booths, pulling product information directly from the SAGE database. There will be multiple booth options available, so suppliers can choose the booth that best fits their business structure and product line. PPPC booths will be available to members at a special rate, and to nonmembers. If you have not already done so, purchase your booth today at pppc.natcon.ca.

Sponsorship opportunities and booths are still available to increase visibility during the show. Please contact Sydney Shore at sydney@pppc.ca to discuss sponsorship availabilities. 

Natcon 2020 Virtual is the perfect opportunity to connect with new and familiar faces in the Canadian promotional products industry. PPPC will continue to support and bring together the industry even when we are not able to hold in-person events. We hope that your team is excited for Natcon 2020 Virtual.  

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

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