The PPPC National Convention is an annual event that brings professionals in the promotional products industry together in Toronto at a massive trade show. For suppliers like Botanical PaperWorks, it's an excellent opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with distributors, meet their clients, and learn more about their needs.
This year, the show took place in September and turned out to be the best we've ever attended! Not only was there an excellent turnout, but Botanical PaperWorks CEO, Heidi Reimer-Epp was the outgoing Chair of the association, so there were some truly special moments as we all celebrated her time on the PPPC board.
Here’s a recap of some of our favorite moments:
The VIP Reception & Networking Event
After setting up our booth and preparing materials for the show days to come, the Botanical PaperWorks team was ready to have some fun and headed out for the VIP reception and networking event.
It’s a tradition that the board chairs of PPPC and PPAI exchange gifts at the National Convention at a special reception. As outgoing Chair, Heidi received the traditional cowboy boots from the PPAI Chair, Brittany David. They're the perfect keepsake to remember her time on the board!
The networking party featured The Dave Murphy Band who kept the room entertained and happy while we enjoyed some amazing snacks and had a chance to kick back, network, and have some fun.
To make our booth extra special this year, we went all out and made it a multisensory experience by including a seed papermaking demo station, a looping video, and of course, our signature soil table loaded with seed paper promotions. Passersby couldn't resist coming to check out the action, so we had the chance to connect with tons of attendees.
The Image Awards
The 2018 PPPC Image Awards recognized countless achievements in the industry and Botanical PaperWorks was thrilled to be finalists in three categories. We even got to take home our very first gold trophy for Most Creative New Promotional Product! Read more about the winning seed paper promotions here.
Incoming & Outgoing Chair Speeches
A very special moment at the Image Awards, incoming Chair Alex Jovetic presented Heidi with a plaque to commemorate her time on the PPPC board. She was welcomed to the stage for her speech with warmth and enthusiasm from the crowd, which meant so much to her. It's been a very productive 19 months serving on the board and taking a moment to reflect and celebrate was well deserved.