Save the Date for IIDEX Canada 2013 on September 26 + 27, 2013
GAME ON! Meet 15,000 Decision Makers at IIDEX Canada 2013
No matter what your focus, IIDEX Canada has an “Expo” for you. Our line–up of 2013 “Show Expos” covers all the major commercial design and architectural sectors including: Architecture Canada, Hospitality Canada, Material World, Workplace Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Expo and new for 2013, the Healthcare Canada and Education Canada Expos.
New for 2013, Architecture Canada | RAIC will be presenting the International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA/PHG) Forum at IIDEX bringing over 200 international healthcare architects and designers together for three days of seminars, show floor admission and access to the hottest new products, networking receptions and site tours.
Happy Business to You Hosted IDC Board in Pordenone, Italy
Happy Business to You (HBTY), an Italian contract furniture show, hosted 18 members of the IDC Board of Directors as well as Tracy Bowie, vice-president of IIDEX Canada, in Pordenone, Italy, from February 12 to 16.
“We are very excited to be hosting this prestigious group of interior designers from Canada,” said Alessandro Zanetti, CEO of International Relations for Happy Business to You, prior to their visit. “This is a unique opportunity to introduce more than 125 Italian furniture companies to the Canadian marketplace through the directors on the IDC Board and the vice-president of the national trade show in Canada.”
The group met many prospective companies with unique products and custom capabilities who are export ready and interested in joint ventures and plan on exhibiting in the International Pavilion at IIDEX, designed by Milan Toronto Architects Enrico Cleva and Sara Viarengo. The representatives from the IDC Board of Directors also participated in a panel, "A Look At Canada - The Market, The Opportunities, The Vision."
“Our Board is honoured that we were able to partner with HBTY, a relatively new but extremely relevant show for our board members who also practice interior design on a full-time basis,” said David Gibbons, President of IDC. “An additional bonus is that the show was held in Pordenone, a city with a high concentration of furniture manufacturers, many of which we had the chance to visit at the show and tour their showrooms/factories.”
As part of the weeklong collaboration, IDC, HBTY and IIDEX discussed future opportunities for collaboration between the Italian and Canadian design communities, with a focus connecting interior designers with manufacturers.
IIDEX Canada 2012 Highlights
IIDEX Canada 2012 was a huge success! Please check our 2012 SHOW HIGHLIGHTS section for the photo gallery, video, award winners and testimonials from this year's show. IIDEX Canada returns in 2013 with the great momentum from 2012. Be sure you mark September 26 & 27, 2013 on your calendar. Attendee registration opens in July.
IIDEX Canada 2012 Innovation Award Winners!
Organized by Interior Designers of Canada, the IIDEX Canada Innovation Awards were established in 1984 to celebrate excellence and innovation in product design and booth creativity. Winning entries successfully address a long list of criteria including problem solving, budget, strategy, environmental responsiveness and marketing objectives. The Innovation Awards are exclusively for IIDEX Canada exhibitors and are judged by representatives from the design, media, and business communities.