Interior Deesign Show West 2013
Harbour Air Seaplanes, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada, Vancouver, Canada
The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring 200 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, consumers and media. Launched in 2004 under the original name of Design Vancouver, as recognition to the gap in the West Coast Design market, this event created a successful forum to present current, design forward products and services to consumers and trade professionals. Tracking its growing success the show was purchased in early 2007 by Chicago-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and most recently by Informa Canada in 2012, one of the world’s leading trade and consumer show producers. Within its stable of other Canadian properties are the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto, One of a Kind Shows, IIDEX Neocon Canada, Construct Canada and BUILDEX. The event has since been re-branded as the Interior Design Show West – the West Coast version of the established Toronto based Interior Design Show (IDS). This association has successfully contributed to an increased exhibitor base, exciting special features, a broader speaker program, trade only times, and an ever expanding compliment of design experiences. Annually the show continues to grow in size, importance and reputation and in 2012 welcomed over 31,000 visitors. IDSwest 2013 will continue to showcase the best in international and local design underlining that Vancouver continues to be one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in Canada. IDSwest attracts 31,000 attendees over 3½ days. This includes 4,000 guests to the Opening Night Party, 7,000 designers, architects, buyers, builders/developers and other industry professionals during trade day, and an additional 20,000 consumers interested in design. 7,000 + interior designers, architects, product specifiers, builders/developers and hotel owners alongside other industry professionals are accredited to attend the trade days free.