Industry

Event opportunities

Sponsorship is an effective way to increase brand recognition and show support for the interior design profession and to the Association. IDC has various sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year to help you gain more exposure and market your company to the interior design community. These opportunities typically occur at the provincial level and are most suited to smaller local suppliers and the manufacturing community. Visit this page frequently to view upcoming sponsorship opportunities. For upcoming IDC event details, visit our current opportunities below.

Current Opportunities:

National
September 1, 2018IDC National Conference 2018 Sponsorship
September 18, 2018IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2018
September 18, 2018Value of Design Awards Program and Gala Sponsorship
September 19, 2018IDC Design Symposium Keynote Sponsorship
September 19, 2018Media partnership for IDC Design Symposium
September 19, 2018Coast-to-Coast Travel Subsidy Sponsorship
September 19, 2018Tour Sponsorship for IDC Design Symposium
September 19, 2018National Emerging Professionals Program (PROpel) Sponsorship
September 19, 2018Design Firms' support IDC National Conference 2018
December 31, 2019Hosting an IDC Board Meeting
Ontario
October 16, 2018DesignEx | IDC Ottawa 2018



Hosting an IDC Board Meeting

The Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is governed by a Board of Management that consists of 9 elected directors and a Past President; representing the following areas:

  • Regional representation from across Canada;
  • Representation from all interior design practice streams – e.g. corporate, commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional, healthcare, residential, government, education, and industry;
  • Employed in a variety of practice sizes – from sole practitioners to large firms; and
  • Varying experience, cultural backgrounds, age, language and genders

The board meets face-to-face up to four times per year and additionally by teleconference.  The face-to-face meetings are scheduled in late September or early October following the IDC Annual Meeting, as well as February, May and late-July/early-August.

IDC would like to extend to our industry members, the opportunity to host one or more IDC board meeting, per year.  For each hosted board meeting, the schedule is generally as follows:

Thursday – travel day for 10 board members and up to two staff
Friday – full day with / for host for tours, roundtable discussions, etc., evening dinner with host

Saturday – full day board meeting, evening with host,
Sunday – travel day for board members

 

Objective:
Our goal with hosted board meetings is to allow an IDC Industry Partner the unique opportunity to spend quality, dedicated time with a select group of interior designers from across Canada.  Members of the IDC board are individuals who have committed to the profession and the association.  Current board members have had previous experience as a board or committee member – often for many years.  In other words, they have their pulse on the interior design industry and profession across Canada.  IDC board members are consummate volunteers who are interested in advancing the profession and ensuring that members’ interests are served.

Our commitment to a board host is to ensure that we provide you with valuable information that can help your company’s outreach strategy.  Our group will provide you with whatever insight or knowledge you are interested in; whether it is about your product offerings or your outreach strategy.

Our specific intent is to give time to the industry partners who support us in so many ways throughout the year.

Investment:
The investment for a fully hosted meeting we estimate to be about $12,000 and includes the cost of travel (airfare and transfers), hotel for two nights, and meals together with our host, at the chosen location.

Partially hosted board meetings are also possible and could include hosting a lunch, dinner, cocktails and transportation.  

If you have a facility you would like to feature, we are happy to have the meeting at your location.  If that is not an option, we are happy to have the meeting in a central location where we can connect with an even larger audience by potentially also inviting the local interior design community.  We are interested in a combination of both options for our hosted meeting and are happy to discuss the best fit for your company.

Summary:
With limited opportunity annually for a hosted board meeting, experience indicates that the spots will go quickly. The intimate time with the host company sharing information, not only with the company itself but with colleagues across Canada, is a unique learning opportunity that cannot be found elsewhere. 

We thank you for considering this opportunity.  IDC is happy to work with your team to put together a program that works for you and allows us the time we need to accomplish our agenda.

 

For more information, please contact:

Tony Brenders
Chief Executive Officer
tbrenders@idcanada.org
416-649-4434
(toll free) 1-877-443-4425 x 9

Start Date & Time Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM
End Date & Time Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM
National Industry Partners
Samsung Williams Sonoma For The Trade Altex Benjamin Moore Lauzon Hunter Doulgas
Interface Architex Shaw Contract Levey Industries Caesarstone Canada Mohawk Group
Knoll keilhauer Midgley PC350 Cosentino Arconas