IIDEX trade show, Toronto, 2008
(These images were published in Canadian Interiors and Officeinsight. The text is the opening paragraph in my Officeinsight feature story.) At IIDEX/NeoCon in Toronto, Canada’s largest tradeshow for the built environment, held this past Thursday and Friday, there were 16,230 attendees, up 9.5 percent from last year, and 400 exhibitors versus 348 last year. And with 100 of those exhibitors concentrated at the east end of the show floor in the new Light Canada Expo, sponsored by IES [Illuminating Engineering Society] Toronto, it’s no wonder that this year’s IIDEX seemed lighter and brighter. CUTLINES: Laura Fuller, Manager, Communications and Marketing Services, Osram Sylvania. At the Dietiker Switzerland booth: Robert Vlessing, CEO (wearing red tie); and Urs Felber, Chairman. At the Teknion booth: Mark Harris, Manager, Media Relations. Canuhome booth. At the Inscape booth: Sharad Mathur, VP Marketing, left. Richard Hudon, VP Sales; and Peter Brunelle, President and CEO, right II By IV Design co-founders Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrooke. Merchandise Mart Properties Canada’s Tracy Bowie, VP Sales; and Matthew Searle, Marketing Director. Nienkamper’s Beatrix and Klaus Nienkamper. Feldberg brothers Bernie, Finance/Accounting, Global; Joel, President and CEO, Global; and David, President and CEO, Teknion; flank father and companies founder Saul. William Thorsell, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum; and Klaus Nienkamper, President, Nienkamper. At the Liss Gallery booth: Liss Gallery owner Brian Liss, right.