Convention & Trade Show Awards

The Fresh Health Award

 Wednesday, April 25th  •  Delegate and Companion Breakfast

This prestigious award is presented to a company that has gone above and beyond in promoting the Half Your Plate program and/or the Freggie™ Children’s Program, aligning with the CPMA’s goal to increase the consumption of fresh produce in Canada for better health.




The Mary FitzGerald Award

MaryFitzGeraldAward Thursday, April 26th  •  Awards Brunch

The Mary FitzGerald Award is given to someone who has the same passion and dedication for the produce industry as Mary demonstrated throughout her career.

Award Criteria
Mary FitzGerald Award nominees must:
  • Demonstrate a passion for produce
  • Be under 40 years old
  • Have a huge heart and be innovative
  • Be currently employed in the produce industry
  • Be Canadian

Click here to nominate a deserving person.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, February 16th, 2018

Winner will receive:
  • All-expenses paid trip to the 2018 CPMA Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • Award recognition at the Awards Brunch on Thursday, April 26
  • Membership in the exclusive club of past recipients

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Past Winners
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Houman Madani, Metro Inc. • 2017 Recipient
Jennifer Harris
, Mid Isle Farms Inc. • 2016 Recipient
Ben Alviano, Mann Packing Co. Inc.  • 2015 Recipient
Steve Young, The Oppenheimer Group • 2014 Recipient
Stéphanie Lariviere, Erie James Limited • 2013 Recipient
Anthony Bisogno, Rite-Pak Produce Limited • 2012 Recipient
Josée Houle, Metro Richelieu Inc. • 2011 Recipient
 

The Packer's Produce Person of the Year Award

PackerPersonAward  Thursday, April 26th  •  Annual Banquet

One of your colleagues will be honoured, earning the coveted "The Packer's Produce Person of the Year Award". – Always an exciting event!

The award will be presented on Thursday, April 26th at the Annual Banquet.

              
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CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

LifetimeAward  Thursday, April 26th  •  Awards Brunch

This award honours an individual who has been recognized by their peers for their significant contribution in the produce industry throughout their career and for their continuous support of CPMA activities and industry initiatives.

 

Most Creative Display Awards

MostCreativeBoothAward  Thursday, April 26th • Trade Show Floor

The 2018 CPMA Trade Show will continue the tradition of recognizing exhibitors for their efforts in creating outstanding displays and providing a high-quality experience to the Trade Show visitor.

New this year, there will be three categories – best island booth, in line booth and first time exhibitor.

Judging will be completed by a panel of experts.

 

Best New Product Award

BestNewProductAward  Wednesday, April 25th • Delegates Lunch and Trade Show Floor

This award recognizes an exhibitor, who is participating in the New Product Showcase, for their innovative new product. The winner will be announced at the Delegates Lunch on Wednesday and presented on the Trade Show floor later that day.


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Freggie Approved Product Award

FreggieApprovedAward  Wednesday, April 25th • Delegates Lunch and Trade Show Floor

This award recognizes an exhibitor, who is participating in the New Product Showcase, for their innovative product designed for children. The winner will be announced at the Delegates Lunch on Wednesday and presented on the Trade Show floor later that day.


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Packaging Innovation Award

PackagingInnovationAward  Wednesday, April 25th • Delegates Lunch and Trade Show Floor

The Packaging Innovation Award will go to a company in the New Product Showcase that’s taking packaging to the next level. The winner will be announced at the Delegates Lunch on Wednesday and presented on the Trade Show floor later that day. 
CPMA Packaging Innovation

Organics Award

Wednesday, April 25th • Delegates Lunch and Trade Show Floor

NEW IN 2018!
This new award recognizes an exhibitor, who is participating in the Organics Showcase, for their innovative new product. The winner will be announced at the Delegates Lunch on Wednesday and presented on the Trade Show floor later that day.