F – On February 5, 2013, the first evening of the CT|CO (February 5-7, 2013, F-Lyon) the French industry association 2FPCO (Fédération Française des Professionnels de la Communication par l’Objet) invited guests to a gala evening on the event boat “La Plateforme“, which lies at anchor on the Rhone with a view over the Old Town in Lyon. The party, which was sponsored by the CT│CO organisers 656 Editions together with their partner European Sourcing, offered the show’s exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the association’s work. On this occasion the association also presented the POP Awards (Prix de l’Objet Publicitaire). Prizes were awarded in the categories Suppliers of the Year (Specialist: Boracay, Generalist: PF Concept) and Distributors of the Year (Turnover under 2 mil.: Atout Promotion, over 2 mil.: Jordenen). The Distributors of the Year were voted by the suppliers and in turn the Suppliers of the Year were elected by the distributors.
The 2FPCO currently has 135 members; the association’s president is Pascal Renard.