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CPMA says thanks to all who visited in Calgary

The final CPMA convention and trade show in Calgary was a rousing success with 2,500+ fruits and vegetable representatives in attendance.

April 29, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 91st Annual Convention & Trade Show in Calgary was a great success, with over 2,500 representatives from across the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in attendance.

This was the CPMA’s final trade show in Calgary, and attracted a vast new audience including local chefs, restaurateurs, and floral. Representatives from 18 different countries were in attendance, demonstrating the international flavor of the industry.

Check photos from the event HERE.

Peak of the Market was recognized for their exceptionally creative booth (see image at very top).

Highline Mushrooms took home the Best New Product Award, Mucci took home the first ever Freggie Approved Product Award – see below.

At the event, the CPMA recognized BCfresh with the 2016 Fresh Health Award to acknowledge their active participation in promoting the Half Your Plate program.

BCfresh has integrated the Half Your Plate logo and messaging into all of their marketing efforts, including their packaging, social media, videos, and website. Their use of the Half Your Plate branding is reaching millions of consumers across Canada through retail point of sale items and marketing.

“We were very surprised when CPMA announced this year’s Fresh Health Award winner”, says Murray Driediger, BCfresh president and chief executive officer. “We are truly honored to be recognized for our efforts and thrilled to be associated with the growing Half Your Plate campaign”.

The CPMA’s 92nd Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place in Toronto on May 9 – 11, 2017. The theme for 2017 is We Are Produce and members of the industry are encouraged to learn more at

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