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EFC Future Forum AwardsElectro-Federation Canada’s Future Forum, a conference exploring technology that could change the future of our industry, was also the setting for EFC’s second annual marketing awards. “This program is a great opportunity to showcase the great work done by our membership and also showcase innovation to attract the next generation of workers,” says John Jefkins, EFC Vice President, Marketing & Communications. Hedescribes the program as a platform for EFC members to share successes unique to the Canadian market, engage manufacturers and distributors, andfuel new ideas.

Photo:  Schneider Electric team members, winners of the Integrated Marketing Award, sponsored by Kerrwil

The awards are issued in six categories, including two new categories for 2015: the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Click & Order e-Commerce On-Line Ordering Platform Award. See below for a full list of award winners.
Future Forum was also the setting for another forward-looking EFC initiative: the first meeting of the Young Professionals Network, a forum in which young professionals in Canada’s electrical industry will be able to interact with peers, share best practices and develop leadership strategies.

"Click & Order" e-Commerce Award
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — Dimplex North America
•    Manufacturer (under $50M) — Convectair
•    Distributor (over $50M) — Gescan (Division of Sonepar Canada)
 
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — Stelpro
•    Distributor (over $50M) — WESCO Distribution Canada LP

Future Forum 2015
 
Event & Trade Show Award
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — ABB Canada
•    Distributor (over $50M) — Lumen (Division of Sonepar Canada)
•    Distributor (over $50M) — WESCO Distribution Canada LP
 
Integrated Marketing Award, sponsored by Kerrwil
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — Schneider Electric
 
Merchandising & Display Award
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — OSRAM SYLVANIA
•    Manufacturer (under $50M) — RAB Design
 
Sustainability Award
•    Manufacturer (over $50M) — Thomas & Betts (A member of ABB Group)

EFC Marketing Awards