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    2013 IDC/IIDA Toronto Leaders Breakfast

    On December 6, 2013, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will present Tracy Bowie with the prestigious 2013 IDC/IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession of interior design. Radio personality, Terry O'Reilly  will deliver the keynote address. Don’t miss this iconic event in the interior design community.  sponsor-button.jpg

    2013 Toronto Leaders Breakfast

    Friday, December 6, 2013
    Four Seasons Hotel
    7:30 to 10 a.m.

    Keynote Speaker: Terry O'Reilly, Canadian advertising legend and CBC Radio host

    Terry O’Reilly is one of the most recognizable names in Canadian advertising. He’s the award-winning host of the popular CBC Radio shows “The Age of Persuasion” and “Under the Influence” and the author of The Age of Persuasion.

    Terry began his career as a copy writer at several of the most creative advertising agencies in Canada. In 1990, he co-founded Pirate Radio & Television, specializing in audio production for commercials. Pirate Radio now includes eight studios in Toronto and New York City.

    When Terry’s not creating advertising, he's talking about it. As the host of the award-winning radio series, "The Age of Persuasion,” with close to a million listeners a week in Canada alone, Terry was awarded the Best New Podcast of 2011 by iTunes, and the grand prize trophy at the New York Radio Festival two years in a row.

    Terry was named one of Canada’s “Most Influential” marketing people by Marketing Magazine. He has been given two lifetime achievement awards, one from the Advertising & Design Club, the other from the Television Advertising Bureau of Canada, and was granted an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree from McMaster University in 2012. 

    Honouree: Tracy Bowie, Vice-President, IIDEX Canada

    Tracy BowieTracy Bowie is the vice-president of IIDEX Canada, Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference. She has directed the country’s largest design event since 1996, first working with Tierney and Bowie, then with MMPI/NeoCon, and since 2012, with Informa Canada.

    Tracy directs the sales, marketing, operations and administration of IIDEX Canada, working closely with the show’s presenters Interior Designers of Canada and Architecture Canada | RAIC. Her enthusiasm and innovative ideas have made the show what it is today – Canada’s largest trade show for the built environment, attracting 15,000 visitors annually.

    Tracy is known in the industry for her boundless energy and her never-give-up attitude. She has a remarkable ability to connect with people and a constant willingness to try something new. She dedicates herself to putting on a great show, year after year, because she believes that it is essential to bring the industry together for inspiration, education, product exposure and networking. Tracy is a passionate advocate for Canadian design, and works to promote Canadian designers both in Canada and internationally.

    International Benefactors


    Interior Design Magazine


    Champion Sponsors

    Caesarstone Logo informa canada


    Supporter Sponsors

    3M CANADA - Architectural Markets
    Beard Winter LLP
    Knoll North American Corp.
    Levey Industries Inc.
    POI Business Interiors
    Steelcase Canada
    Workplace Resource

    LocationFour Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (Map)
    Date & Time

    Friday, December 6, 2013
    7:30 to 10 a.m.

    Registration & Networking | 7:30 to 8 a.m.
    Breakfast & Honoree Presentation | 8 to 9 a.m.
    Keynote Presentation | 9 to 10 a.m. 

    Special Hotel Room Rate
    For anyone wanting to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto a special room rate of $295 plus taxes has been arranged. For reservations, please email requests to or call 416.964.0411 and quote "IDC" to receive the special rate.

    We encourage you to register at least one week in advance. The registration deadline is one week prior to the event.  A $25 late registration fee will be charged after the registration deadline. A $20 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week prior to the event, or a credit for the full amount paid may be used towards the registration of any future event. No refunds or credits will be issued  after the event has occurred.

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    FeesChampion Sponsorship: $4,000.00
    Patron Sponsorship: $2,500.00
    Supporter Sponsorship: $1,600.00
    Individual Tickets: $135.00
    RegisterPlease click here to purchase tables or tickets.
    ContactDebora Abreu
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    National Industry Partners
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    Lutron Levey Industries Mohawk Group