November 01, 2011 09:00 ET

BUILDEX Returns to Calgary as the Largest Industry Event of its Kind

The 12th annual show provides an exclusive trade-only environment featuring the latest trends in interior design, construction, architecture and real estate

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - BUILDEX Calgary is Alberta's largest and leading tradeshow and conference of its kind and is returning for its 12th consecutive year. The premiere event for construction, interior design, architecture and property management will take place November 8 – 9, 2011 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

The must-attend event will feature over 200 unique exhibitors, 60 speakers and more than 35 seminars, making BUILDEX Calgary the city's largest seminar program for professionals in designing, building and managing real estate. Prominent industry leaders will gather from across the country for educational speaker sessions, keynote panels and case studies to discuss and share the latest insight into the construction and development industry in Calgary and explore the latest products, trends, technologies, issues and educational sessions.

Local professionals will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with thousands of industry professionals at this one-stop shop for architects, property managers, contractors, interior designers, homebuilders, developers, corporate planners, government officials, engineers and many more.

"BUILDEX Calgary provides a local platform which allows industry professionals to re-evaluate the outlook and changing landscape of the Alberta real estate market," said Paul Maryschak, Show Director, BUILDEX Calgary. "By featuring prominent and reputable speakers, panellists and exhibitors, the tradeshow and conference will profile what's new in property management, building, architecture and design."


Featured Speakers:

  • Kyle MacDonald, Founder, One Red Paperclip – How to Trade a Red Paperclip for a House - Kyle captured the world's attention when he set out to trade a single red paperclip for a house. Fourteen trades and countless stories later, he succeeded.

  • Avi Flombaum, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Designer Pages, New York - Aspire to Inspire: How to Harness the Internet to Usher in a Design Renaissance

  • Monika Siebert, Principle, Monika Inc. – What's SEXY in Kitchen and Bath Design

  • Liesbet Trappenburg, National Speaker, Windmill Worldwide – You Are Not Your Job! How To Create A Sustainable Work/Life Balance

  • Jeff Mowatt, BComm CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), Customer service strategist, bestselling author, award-winning speaker - The Art of Customer Service…Influence with Ease and Competing Beyond Price

Featured Case Studies:

  • East Village Redevelopment Project – Here Comes the Neighbourhood – This session will provide an insightful update on the East Village project including the sale of land to date, marketing of the Simmons Building, Cantos Music Foundation and library relocation to the East Village.
  • Eighth Avenue Place Case Study – This project is truly different from anything Calgary has seen before; It began with a partnership between three very different owners; followed by the first-time relationship between a developer, consultants and a contractor; resulting in the first development in Canada for a US developer. The outcome - the first LEED CS Platinum, world-class office building project in Canada.

* Complimentary tour at 8th Avenue Place to follow. Limited seats available for media.

Featured Sessions:

  • Branding Buildings Better – Social Media Impact – Learn how to use new and old media to your advantage.
  • How Other Designers Approach Design – A group of professional designers from different industries will share their way in approaching design and how they produce great design.
  • Healthcare Architecture and Design – Symptoms, Epidemics, Diagnoses and Cures – Experienced practitioners share their strategies for taking risks and realizing healthcare interiors that are ready for whatever changes occur.
  • Architectural Keynote Panel: Issues of Sustainable Growth versus Suburban Sprawl – Panellists will explore the different ways of looking at the issues of implementation including regulatory, financial, market forces, environmental and social beliefs.

BUILDEX Calgary will take place on Tuesday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For pre-show registration or additional information on BUILDEX Calgary 2011, please visit

About MMPI

MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year throughout Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Seattle. As a well-known entity, MMPI Canada specializes in many sectors including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.

Contact Information

  • Brookline Public Relations
    Alisha Samnani
    Primary Media Contact
    403.538.5641 ext. 102
    C: 403.554.9757

    Brookline Public Relations
    Robyn MacLean
    Secondary Media Contact
    403.538.5641 ext. 111
    C: 403.875.9514