IIDEX 2015@M.T.C.C.(Wed.,Dec.2nd-Thurs.,Dec.3rd,2015)

by A.J.Lam

IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference and is proudly co-presented by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and RAIC, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The annual show focuses on all areas of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability, wellness and accessibility. Celebrating 31 years on Wednesday December 2 & Thursday December 3, 2015, IIDEXCanada now happens in a new location in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
IIDEXCanada is now held concurrently with The Buildings Show in the South Building of the MTCC which includes Construct Canada, PM Expo Toronto, World of Concrete Pavilion, Homebuilder & Renovator Expo and The Real Estate Forum Toronto. The Buildings Show is North America’s largest exposition, networking and education event for design, construction and real estate which attracts 1,600 exhibitors, world-class keynotes, 500 speakers, 350 seminars & tours and 30,000 Canadian and International trade attendees including interior designers, architects, property managers, landscape architects, facility managers, builders, developers, real estate, suppliers, government, media, creative thinkers and corporate clients.

For 2015 IIDEXCanada allowed us access to all shows in the north and south buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
IIDEXCanada brings together the multidisciplinary interior design and architecture communities for a sourcing, networking and education event that celebrates creativity and best practices. It is a place to be truly inspired, to connect in person, and to discover new products and services. IIDEXCanada is where new relationships are built, ideas are synthesized and where creative collaborations begin. In total there were:30,000 attendees; 1,600 exhibitors.
Finally we were invited to the Steelcase private party in downtown Toronto. The Steelcase showcase office was filled to capacity and guests were treated to specialty beverages and food amongst its innovative office offerings.  Two thumbs up to Steelcase for the hospitality.