BUILDEX Edmonton

March 15, 2012 09:00 ET

BUILDEX Returns to Edmonton as Largest Industry Event

The 6th Annual Tradeshow and Conference Welcomes Over 2,500 Construction, Real Estate Management and Interior Design Professionals

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2012) - BUILDEX Edmonton is returning to the city as one of the largest and leading trade events. The one-stop-shop for construction, interior design, architecture and property management will take place March 20- 21, 2012 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands.

The largest event since 2008, BUILDEX Edmonton will play host to 150 unique exhibitors, more than 50 speakers and 30 seminars, welcoming construction and real estate management professionals from across the province. A variety of keynote panels and seminars will open a platform for attendees to discuss the most pressing issues affecting construction and development in the Edmonton area. The trade-only event offers a variety of networking sessions and interactive seminars tailored specifically to local professionals including architects, property managers, contractors, interior designers, homebuilders, developers, corporate planners, government officials, engineers and many more. The tradeshow floor will showcase the latest products and technologies helping to advance the construction and design industry.

"This year BUILDEX has returned with the same enthusiasm and excitement last seen in 2008," said Paul Maryschak, Show Director, BUILDEX Edmonton. "The calibre of speakers, panellists and exhibitors will provide attendees with relevant industry information, profiling what is timely in property management, construction, architecture and interior design."

BUILDEX Edmonton is proud to welcome City of Edmonton Mayor, Stephen Mandel, as the guest speaker of the BOMA Edmonton luncheon. In addition, the conference and tradeshow will launch the on-site Hays Job Board, which will cater to job recruiters and seekers in construction, architecture, property management and interior design.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR BUILDEX EDMONTON 2012

Featured Speakers:

  • Liesbet Trappenburg, National Speaker, Windmill Worldwide - You Are Not Your Job! How to create a sustainable work/life balance
  • Stephanie Gruss, Feng Shui Design Consultant & Artist, Balancing Spaces Inc. - Understanding Feng Shui to benefit the real estate market and the demands for more sustainable building construction
  • Andrée Iffrig, LEED AP, DIRTT Environmental Solutions - Sustainability without a cookbook
  • David Allison, President, Braun/Allison Inc. - Branding Buildings Better: Social Media Impact

Featured Sessions:

  • Downtown Arena and Entertainment District Project - Learn about how the City of Edmonton and the Katz Group are working collaboratively to advance the new Arena & Entertainment District, a key initiative in plans to increase the vibrancy of downtown.
  • Architectural Keynote Panel: Steps to Implementing Sustainable Growth - A group of panellists will explore the different ways of looking at the issues of implementation including regulatory, financial, market forces, environmental and social beliefs.
  • Real Estate Market Outlook - A panel of industry experts will explore the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that affect the Edmonton commercial real estate market.
  • The Living Building Challenge - A contractor's perspective on the greenest building rating system in the world.

BUILDEX Edmonton will also feature a line-up of noteworthy exhibitors including Igloo Prebuilt homes (which will showcase a custom built home), Alberta Wood WORKS! and All Weather Windows.

Seminars for BUILDEX Edmonton will take place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The tradeshow floor will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

For pre-show registration or additional information on BUILDEX Edmonton 2012, please visit www.buildexedmonton.com/.

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, and Winnipeg. As a well-known entity, MMPI Canada specializes in many sectors including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture and furnishings.

Contact Information

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