Current Opportunities:

August 1, 2019IDC Design Symposium Key Sponsorships
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium National Emerging Leaders Program (PROpel) Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Design Firm Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Keynote Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Coast-to-Coast Travel Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Tour Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Panel Discussion Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Speaker Lounge Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Breakfast Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Coffee Break Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Awards Gala Table Sponsorship
August 14, 2019IDC Design Symposium Workshop Sponsorship
December 31, 2019Hosting an IDC Board Meeting
October 3, 2019DesignEx | IDC Ottawa 2019

Event opportunities

Sponsorship is an effective way to increase brand recognition and show support for IDC and the interior design profession in Canada. There are various sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year that help you obtain exposure and market your company to the interior design community. For opportunities, please review the IDC sponsorship prospectus.

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IDC Design Symposium National Emerging Leaders Program (PROpel) Sponsorship

PROpel is a national competition created exclusively for emerging leaders, providing the opportunity for engagement in discussions and connections with influential representatives in the interior design community.

Participants are selected by a panel of professionals from the interior design community to participate in the design symposium, connect with sponsors, learn about their brands and products, network and build connections.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be in a room with emerging leaders in the interior design industry, as well as IDC Board members and senior designers - all of whom are buyers of your products/services. Your participation in PROpel will not only help you plan for the future, but will allow you to discover new clients and trends.

Sponsors and emerging  leaders alike found value

in IDC's PROpel program

78% of sponsors said that PROpel increased their brand awareness among emerging leaders

89% of sponsors said that PROpel strengthened their relationship with emerging leaders

100% of participants want to take part again in PROpel in future years

87% of  participants made connections with over 15 individuals at the PROpel conference


"PROpel did not disappoint this year - the conference really helped me come out of my shell and show my creativity and passion for the profession. I have found a lot of value in being an active, contributing member in the industry, and love connecting and networking with others in the industry. It's thanks to PROpel that I have so much confidence in my work and in my future as a designer!"

"The conference was a great experience. I didn't know what to expect but it far exceeded my expectations. I feel that I have made career-long connections."

"This conference is so wonderful, as I've said many times before! I love attending each year and being a part of the A&D community. My only comment would be that I would love if it was a day or two longer!"

Sponsorship Levels

PROpel Sponsor
  • Network with top emerging leaders selected to attend the symposium
  • Your company's logo on all communication about  the PROpel program
  • Your company's logo on IDC's design symposium website
  • Your company's logo on all printed marketing materials related to the symposium
  • Sponsor acknowledgement during PROpel breakfast
  • Insight knowledge from emerging leaders about your products Brand visibility and recognition during the symposium
  • Social media promotion to help you build your network
  • Opportunity to introduce your products during symposium
  • Opportunity to send two individuals to the symposium to network
  • Opportunity to send a thank you post-conference package to PROpel program delegates
Start Date & Time Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM
End Date & Time Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Contact Barbora Krsiakova
Sponsorship To register, please click here.
National Industry Partners
Upper Canada Forest Products Benjamin Moore Knoll Lutron Architex Hunter Doulgas
Samsung Mohawk Group keilhauer Levey Industries Midgley Milliken
Cosentino Shaw Contract Caesarstone Canada