manufacturers and suppliers
IDC’s manufacturers and suppliers build valuable relationships, strengthen connections, and promote their brand within the Canadian interior design community. IDC provides direct access to target markets and opportunities to support the industry through exclusive events and marketing and communications programs.
2023 sponsorship 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.
NEW 2023 packages
DesignEx 2023 Schedule
DesignEx trade shows are a great alternative to regular trade shows. They are cost-effective, intimate events where instead of a booth companies are given a table top to showcase their newest or most popular products to qualified professionals and specifiers, including interior designers, architects and others from the industry. These events typically garner local Registered interior designers and are a great way for you to gain exposure and generate new clients.
IDC Innovation Awards
The IDC Innovation Awards are back!
Established in 1984, IDC organized the Innovation Awards to honour excellence in product design and creativity. Entries are open exclusively to 2023 IDC Industry Partners. Entries must successfully address a list of criteria, including problem solving, budget, strategy, environmental responsiveness, sustainability, and marketing objectives. In addition to receiving certificates, successful entries will be given the opportunity to showcase their products to top design specifiers across North America and will receive extensive exposure during IDC’s Design Symposium and IDC’s Awards Celebration featuring the Value of Design Awards (VODA) presentation. An elite team of judges, composed of prominent interior designers and specifiers from across North America, will judge and select winning products. IDC Industry Partners are eligible to submit multiple entries for multiple products.
advertise with IDC
IDC Industry Partners can take advantage of great advertising opportunities to connect with interior designers coast-to-coast. To learn more about IDC Industry Partnership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For opportunities, please review IDC’s advertising prospectus.
IDC’S NEWSLETTER – IDCOMMUNITY
IDC’s aggregated source for industry and IDC news is delivered to over IDC 5,000 members. The average open rate for this e-newsletter is 53.61%, more than double the industry standard of 24.88%.
To purchase a newsletter ad, submit your payment online. Industry Partners, click here. Non-members, non-partners, and individual members, click here.
Review advertising specs and guidelines here. For more information please contact email@example.com.
IDC EMAIL BROADCAST PROGRAM
If you have an upcoming event or product launch, use IDC’s email broadcast program to invite or alert interior designers in your community. This e-blast announcement is sent to IDC’s roster of members, making it the best way to get your information in front of your target market and increase your visibility.
HOW IT WORKS
- To purchase an e-blast, submit your payment online. Industry Partners, click here. Non-partners and industry individuals, click here.
- After your payment has been processed, you will be requested to send in your e-blast content (HTML, JPEG or PNG) along with an engaging subject line, relevant hyperlinks and your preferred send date. Your file will be reviewed within two (2) business days.
- A test version of your e-blast will be sent to you for approval, then your e-blast will be scheduled and sent out.
- A report on open rates and click-through rate may be provided upon request.
IDC offers a basic design package to assist in creating your e-blast. When purchasing your e-blast through our online payment form, select “Basic Design Package” from the list of options before proceeding with payment.
View our pricing chart and target market details. Pricing is based on the number of members in your target region. Save when you purchase both an e-blast and event calendar listing!
IDC reserves the right to announce blackout periods during the year when e-blasts cannot be sent due to event conflicts. All e-blasts include the following disclaimer: “This e-blast is brought to you through IDC’s Email Broadcast program whereby companies may purchase an e-blast to be sent to IDC’s roster of members. This list of members is controlled by IDC. Member information will not be shared with a third party.”
EVENT CALENDAR LISTING
Promote your upcoming event, seminar, lunch and learn to all members across Canada through a listing on IDC’s event calendar. The event calendar is number one source for professional development and networking opportunities for interior design professionals in Canada. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME PAGE BANNER AD
The IDC home page is the most visted page on the website and has over 370,000 page views a year. The cost for a one month banner ad is $1,000 for partners and $2,000 for non-partners. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONAL POSTS
Craft your content and reach over 20,000 followers across IDC’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Available to IDC Industry partners as part of the partnership package.
our proud partners
|Architex||Architex and Liz Jordan-Hill are leading suppliers of contract textiles.|
|Benjamin Moore||Benjamin Moore is a company supplying premium and super-premium paints and stains.|
|Caesarstone||Caesarstone is a global leader of premium surfaces, the pioneer of quartz surfaces. We design, manufacture, and market engineered stones that secure safety, guarantee durability, to bring everlasting beauty for residential and commercial applications, indoors and outdoors.|
|Cosentino||Cosentino provides guaranteed quality innovative surfaces in a variety of formats.|
||Dacor is a leading luxury home appliance brand known for creating stunning tools that deliver expert innovation, intuitive technology and handcrafted design. Dacor has revolutionized the luxury kitchen landscape through its award-winning suite of next-generation creative tools.|
|Fisher & Paykel||Fisher & Paykel strives to consistently challenge conventional appliance design, while delivering products tailored to human needs. Legacy is about looking into the future, and ensuring that what is developed today is aligned with the fundamental principles of sustainable design.|
|Global Furniture Group||Global offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that are designed and engineered to meet the changing needs of the Workplace, Education and Healthcare markets.|
||Interface, Inc. is a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. Interface’s modular system helps customers create beautiful interior spaces which positively impact the people who use them and our planet.|
|LEVEY||LEVEY is a leading source for commercial vinyl and dry erase wallcovering, custom digital wall and glass finishes, wood veneer, and architectural finishes.|
|Lutron||Lutron is a leader in the lighting control industry and offers a wide selection of energy saving dimmers and lighting control solutions.|
|MillerKnoll||MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. Together, we form an unparalleled platform for building a more sustainable, caring, equitable, and beautiful world.|
|Samsung||Samsung follows a simple business philosophy: to devote its talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. To achieve this, Samsung sets a high value on its people and technologies.|
|Schluter Systems Canada Inc.||For the installer, by the installer. Schluter®- Systems is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for tile installation.|
|Shaw Contract||Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet, hardwood, and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support to the people within them.|
|Sherwin-Williams||Sherwin-Williams is your neighborhood store for paints, stains, supplies and color. Sherwin-Williams have everything you need to go from inspiration to completed project.|
|Teknion||Teknion designs furniture that works across boundaries, products that fit within any architectural envelope and work culture. A versatile and integrated portfolio supports collaborative spaces and those where people work alone. Teknion furniture works wherever you work.|
|Vicostone||With a committed research and development team, Vicostone offers the most innovative and desired quartz designs in the industry.|
3M Canada – Architectural Markets
Metropolitan Hardwood Floors Inc.
Baldwin | Fortis | Pfister | Tell | Weiser
Blackburn Young Office Solutions Inc.
Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd.
Connect Resource Managers & Planners Inc.
Creative At Home Inc. / CRAFT Artisan Wood Floors
Diversified Technology System Inc. (DTS)
Dobbin Sales – Sloan | Chicago Faucet | Murdock | Guardian | Stone and Steel
Europlex International Importing Ltd.
Leonardi General Contractors Inc.
Malvern Contract Interiors Limited
Salari Fine Carpet Collections
Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Toronto International Design Centre