Trade professionals who wanted to learn about the latest and greatest in construction and building materials, products, tools, and technologies attended the Buildingsshow of which IIDEX Toronto was a part in November 2017. As in previous years, we had also set up our small booth and had some fun.North America’s biggest tradeshow of this sort at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre welcomes each year around 30,000 professionals and sports more than 1,600 exhibitors. In 350 seminar sessions, visitors learned about housing, commercial space, hospitality, urban planning, trends, and innovations. At the exhibitions booth, people were able to see, touch and test tools and products.At the IIDEX that focuses on interior design and architecture, keynote speakers of international renown came to share their knowledge and insights with the audience e.g. accessibility advocate Rick Hansen, architect and co-founder of Architizer Mark Kushner, industrial designer John Loefgren (From Us With Love). There was also a design challenge for accessibility and wellness – two strong trends in the industry.
Another item on the agenda was the Urbanwood Industry Development Initiative. Each year, 100,000 trees fall victim to weather conditions, aging, infectious animals etc in Canada. In this initiative by the Economic Development and Culture department of the City of Toronto, artists and craftsmen showcased their innovative designs to re-use the felled trees.After the trade show, IIDEX announced that they will join IDS Toronto in 2019 to even better reach the design community in Canada and internationally.
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