Change in Show Management Company for IIDEX Canada
On July 2nd, MMPI Canada Inc, the company that has been managing our trade show IIDEX/NeoCon Canada for the past 14 years was purchased by Informa. MMPI Canada was the owner of 50 trade shows in the design, construction, real estate, craft and arts industries in Canada. In addition, they have successfully managed our show under the leadership of Tracy Bowie as VP of the show. The change in ownership from MMPI Canada to Informa Canada was an internal management decision and had nothing to do with the day‐to‐day operations of the company or the shows that the company was involved with.
“It is very much business as usual for IIDEX 2012 on September 20 & 21 in Toronto”, says Susan Wiggins, Executive Director, “IDC will still own the show, we will maintain our longstanding relationships with the NeoCon shows and affiliated partners and associations and this year’s show is shaping up to be one of our strongest in many years and will be a sold out show for the first time in the past decade”. Trevor Kruse, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Liaison and Susan Wiggins had the opportunity to meet with Will Morris, CEO of Informa Exhibitions and Steven Levy, the new President of Informa Canada upon news of the
“Mr. Morris is very excited to learn more about our organization, our show and the potential for future growth” says Trevor Kruse, “We are very excited by the strength of Informa as a global company specializing in trade shows and feel that their expertise and strength in the marketplace can only elevate
our international reputation”.
As a result of this sale, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada will start the transition to the new name, IIDEX Canada.
Read the full press release issued by Informa Canada on July 27th.
As Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Expo and Conference, IIDEX Canada brings together over 15,000 interior designers, architects, facility managers, real estate and business executives in a national forum which powers the design industry in Canada. During two action packed days in September, IIDEX Canada’s 350 exhibitors showcase hundreds of innovative products and services, from all areas of design – workplace, hospitality, retail, healthcare, lighting and sustainable design, while our CEU accredited international conference program ensures attendees receive expert advice on the issues shaping this rapidly changing industry. IIDEX also offers numerous opportunities to network, through receptions, award ceremonies and tours. Now in its 29th year, IIDEX Canada attracts architects, interior designs, facility managers, builders, developers, manufacturers, sustainable experts and end-users in all sectors of the design industry. The 2013 exposition will feature an expanded Healthcare Design Expo featuring the latest products and services specifically for professionals who design healthcare environments. IIDEX Canada is co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada and Architecture Canada | RAIC.
IIDEX Time Line
- 1984 – IIDEX founded by ARIDO, the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Canada.
- 1998 – MMPI Canada was contracted to manage IIDEX creating IIDEX NeoCon/Canada
- 2010 – Ownership of IIDEX Canada transferred to IDC, the Interior Designers of Canada
- 2012 – IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and Architecture Canada | RAIC become co-presenters of IIDEX Canada
- 15,000 trade attendees from the interior design, architecture, facilities and related business sectors
- 2 Day Exposition / 4 Day Conference
- 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibits
- 350+ exhibitors
- 200+ media
- 80+ CEU accredited seminars
- 4 international keynotes
- ARIDO Awards of Excellence
- Innovation Awards