Convention & Trade Show Awards

The Fresh Health Award

Fresh Health AwardWednesday, May 10th  •  Delegates Lunch

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

Mary-FitzGeraldThursday, May 11th  •  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 24th, 2017

Winner will receive:
  • All-expenses paid trip to the 2017 CPMA Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • Award recognition at the Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 11
  • Membership in the exclusive club of past recipients

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Past Winners

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

Person-of-the-yearThursday, May 11th  •  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!

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CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

lifetime Thursday, May 11th  •  Annual Banquet

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 Award

Most-CreativeThursday, May 11th  Trade Show Floor

The 2017 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.

Play your part in deciding who receives the award for Most Creative Display of fresh produce! Complete the ballot on Wednesday May 10th between 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., drop it in the specially identified box at the entrance to the Trade Show and you'll be entered to win a fitbit

Award Criteria:
  • Overall booth presentation
  • Most creative display using fresh produce
Winner Rewards:
  • Announcement on the Trade Show floor.
  • The award will be presented by CPMA’s Convention Chair on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Photograph of the winning booth will be shown during the Annual Banquet on Thursday evening.
  • Recognition on the CPMA website and publications.
Voting Time
  • All votes must be cast by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th.
  • No voting will take place on Thursday.
Rules & Regulations
  • Winning exhibitor will be selected based on number of participants votes received.
  • Exhibitors are not allowed to vote for their own company's booth.
  • Winner of the fitbit will be selected based on a random draw among ballots received.
  • Prize must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions, exchange, refunds or returns will be made.
  • By entering the contest, participants consent to the use of their names, images, likenesses and photographs, without compensation, in any publicity carried out in any media by or on behalf of CPMA without compensation.

Best New Product Award

NPSWednesday, May 10th  Delegates Lunch

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

freggie-approvedWednesday, May 10th  Trade Show Floor

This award recognizes an exhibitor, who is participating in the New Product Showcase, for their innovative product designed for children.

CPMA Packaging Innovation
Packaging Innovation Award

Wednesday, May 10th  Trade Show Floor

NEW IN 2017!
The Packaging Innovation Award will go to a company in the New Product Showcase that’s taking packaging to the next level.