Convention & Trade Show Awards

The Fresh Health Award

Winner to be announced: Wednesday, April 3rd  •  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.


 
2018 Fresh Health Award Recipient  •  BC Produce Marketing Association


The Mary FitzGerald Award

The Mary FitzGerald Award is awarded conjointly by Chiquita and the CPMA and is given to someone who has the same passion and dedication for the produce industry as Mary demonstrated throughout her career.
The award will be presented on Thursday, April 4th at the Awards Brunch.  

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
Sponsored by:
Past Winners:
Michael Catalano Wonderful Sales • 2018 Recipient
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

One of your colleagues will be honoured with the coveted “Packer’s Produce Person of the Year Award".
– Always an exciting event!

The award will be presented on Thursday, April 4th at the Annual Banquet.
Sponsored by:
The Packer

2018 Packer’s Canadian Produce Person of the Year Award Recipient   •  Murray Drieddiger, BCfresh

CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner to be announced: Thursday, April 4th  •  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.
 
2018 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient  •  Scott Fairbairn, Thrifty Foods Inc.


Best Booth Awards

Winners to be announced: Thursday, April 4th • Trade Show Floor

The 2019 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. 

Judging will be completed by a panel of experts.

2018 Best First Time Exhibitor Winner  •  Funder & Proecuador
2018 Best Inline Booth Award Winner  •  Peak of the Market
2018 Best Island Booth Award Winner  •  Earthfresh


Best New Product Award

Winner to be announced: Wednesday, April 3rd • 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.


Sponsored by:

Canadian Grocer

2018 Best New Product Award winner  •  Star Produce Inspired Salad


Freggie Approved Product Award

Winner to be announced: Wednesday, April 3rd • 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.


NPS-Freggie-Approved

2018 Freggie Approved Product Award winner  •  Mucci Cutecumber Poppers

Packaging Innovation Award

Winner to be announced: Wednesday, April  3rd • 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

2018 Packaging Innovation Award winner  •  Mastronardi “You Make Me” Kits

Organics Award

Winner to be announced: Wednesday, April 3rd • Delegates Lunch and Trade Show Floor

This award recognizes an exhibitor, who is participating in the New Products Showcase (Organics), 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.
 organic-product

2018 Organics Award winner  •  OrganicGirl Designer Dressing