If you’ve yet to make plans to attend IIDEX/NeoCon Canada (at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Sept. 22-24), let us remind you what you’d be missing: new products from a host of exhibitors; 70+ CEU-accredited seminars; design, architecture and hospitality keynotes; and THINK:Material, the ultimate resource for design professionals to source new, creative and sustainable materials (which includes an exhibit of favourite materials from guest curators II BY IV Design Associates, the Toronto-based firm). 

Then there’s a full roster of awards ceremonies, from the ARIDO Awards and IIDEX NeoCon Canada Innovation Awards (Sept. 21) to two new “firsts” for IIDEX: the International Design Awards (IDA), celebrating student achievements from around the globe, and the Top 5 Under 5 Awards, highlighting up-and-coming intern/provisional members of the IDC (Interior Designers of Canada). 

Also premiering this year is Hospitality Canada – featuring the latest products and services for interior designers, architects, hoteliers and facility managers specializing in the hospitality industry – with its own awards program: the enRoute Hotel Design Awards, celebrating the best Canadian-designed hotels worldwide. 

Another first is the Chair Hockey Tournament, in support of Ronald McDonald House Toronto. Originally conceived by Herman Miller, this is a hockey tournament with a twist: participants face off on ergonomic task chairs. Teams collect points for meeting fundraising targets and getting the chance to play a celebrity team in a championship showdown.

All this and more at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada. We hope to see you there. Visit us at the Canadian Interiors booth.