Industry

IDC DesignEx Shows

An alternative to tradeshows, DesignEx is a meet-and-greet event that is open to interior designers, decorators, architects and industry members. Using tabletops instead of booths, attendees are able to showcase new and popular products in an intimate setting allowing for effortless networking.

Held in locations across Canada, local DesignEx events are a step-in-the door to regional markets and a great way to gain exposure while generating new clients.

Destination DesignEx is held annually; it features a specialty workshop for designers and industry members and includes a reception following the CEUs and tabletop show.

IDC members are given priority for tabletop selection and for branding on all promotional materials. Once a table has been purchased, there is an opportunity to present a CEU to designers during the event. Please note the accredited session must be submitted to IDC for approval.

WESTERN CANADA



SPRING SCHEDULE

BRITISH COLUMBIA

DesignEx Vancouver Island
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Victoria, BC
It was a success!

DesignEx Okanagan - Open
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Kelowna, BC

EASTERN CANADA



SPRING SCHEDULE

ONTARIO

Destination DesignEx Niagara  - Open
Friday, May 31, 2019

QUEBEC

Destination DesignEx Quebec City
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
It was a success!

NOVA SCOTIA

DesignEx Halifax
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
It was a success!

FALL SCHEDULE

 

FALL SCHEDULE

ONTARIO

DesignEx Ottawa
October, 2019

NEWFOUNDLAND

DesignEx St. John's Forum + Function
October, 2019


 

Become a recognizable and trusted brand with designers across the country. Generate new clients, build on existing design relationships and demonstrate a commitment to design in Canada through DesignEx networking events. As a sponsor, gain continuous exposure to designers in local markets, nation-wide.

Each DesignEx show is tailored to the regional market, and standard features at all DesignEx shows across the country include:

  • IDC Members (registered interior designers and interns) are invited to attend educational seminars at a discounted rate
  • Sister association members (registered members of other aligned associations: architects, graphic designers etc.) are invited to attend educational seminars at a discounted rate
  • Non-members (those who are interested in the topics but are not registered members) are invited to attend educational seminars
  • IDC Industry members are invited to exhibit in any/all shows across Canada at discounted rates
  • Non-industry members are invited to participate in any/all shows across Canada
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