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Inaugural Design Exchange called the event of the year

The inaugural Manitoba Design Exchange (MDE), a table top trade show held October 7, at the Hilton Suites Hotel Stevenson Ballroom, was a great success! The event, which showcased the latest and greatest products for the fall 2010 launches, brought together exhibitors and more than 400 members of the Manitoba design community.

The MDE-2010 would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Anthony Allan Work Environments
FloForm Countertops
Marco Products
Midgley West Ceramic Tiles
Shaw Contract Group
The Blind Spot
Ceratec Ceramic Tiles
The Global Group
Interface FLOR
Ram Marketing

Julian Tile
Metro Wallcoverings
Ames Tile & Stone
Delta Faucets
Erv Parent Group
Forbo Flooring Systems
Kaycan Ltd
Kindred Canada
Whitewood Distributing

The show atmosphere was described as electric and it was noted that you could not take a few steps without running into someone you knew. Show exhibitors were overtaken by the response from the design community-an overwhelmingly positive event-and described as one of the best social events of the year!

Event co-chair, Stephen Lamoureux gives special thanks to the show committee. Their efforts and participation was a tremendous undertaking and their participation was integral to show's great success.

Stephen Lamoureux, ADI group Co-Chair
Kerri Neish, ADI group Co-Chair
Jennifer Forzley, Ceratec Ceramic Tiles
Alison Mudry, Crown Wallpaper and Fabrics
Nancy Carpenter, FloForm Countertops
Jennifer Wiwchar-Fast, Ideate Interior Design
Dallas Klassen, Interface FLOR
Angie Spearing, Joanne Fabrics
Leanne Hartry, Marco Products
Vanda Lawlor, Metro Wallcoverings
Ron Braun, Patcraft / Shaw Hospitality
Cindy Mallin, Ram Marketing

And, special thanks to Mireille Noël of the PIDIM office for her role in the co-ordination and administration of the show.

The show committee is already looking into Manitoba Design Exchange - 2011, so mark Thursday, October 6, 2011 in your calendar and get ready for another wonderful evening!

If you would like to participate in the 2011 committee, please contact Stephen Lamoureux at Suggestions for improvement can be sent to

National Industry Partners
Shaw Contract Lauzon Arconas Interface PC350 Williams Sonoma For The Trade
Midgley Architex Benjamin Moore Cosentino Hunter Doulgas keilhauer
Mohawk Group Samsung Altex Levey Industries Caesarstone Canada Knoll