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Canada’s five largest annual tradeshows

Although two of the largest tradeshows held annually in Canada already have transpired, there are many more opportunities to attend tradeshows and learn more about various industries and events held across the nation.


Farm Progress Show

Canada’s Farm Progress Show was held June 20 through 22 in Regina, Saskatchewan, with individual events held at the Evraz Place, Brandt Centre, Queen City Ex, Co-Operators Centre and the Queensbury Convention Centre. The annual celebration of Canadian farming typically draws more than 40,000 visitors to more than 700 exhibitions. With a total of nearly 1.2 million nest square feet, the Farm Progress Show is the largest exhibition by area held in Canada. The 2013 event is scheduled from June 19 through 21 and is being organized by the Regina Exhibition Association.

The semi-annual Global Petroleum Show was held June 12 through 14 in the Calgary Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta. The annual exhibit of the global oil and petroleum industry drew 63,000 visitors to more than 1,400 exhibitions. With more than 540,000 square feet of exhibit space, the show is the second-largest in Canada. The next Global Petroleum Show is scheduled for June 10 through June 12, 2014, and is being organized by DMG Events.

The CGTA Toronto Gift Show held several times per year across Canada is an


CGTA Toronto Gift Show

exclusive,industry-only event drawing about 16,000 visitors to more than 1,000 exhibitors. Aimed at participants in the Canadian wholesale gift market, only professional buyers in the gift industry are allowed to attend the third- and fourth-largest tradeshow events in Canada with about 429,000 square feet of exhibit space for each event held at the International Centre and the Congress Centre in Toronto. The next 2012 event is scheduled from Aug. 12 through 15 and is organized by the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association.

The Agri-Trade Farm Equipment Expo scheduled from Nov. 7 through 10 at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, provides some 300,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space and draws about 500 exhibitors and 75,000 visitors. The 29-year-old tradeshow features advancements in farming and farming technology and features some of the largest agricultural equipment firms in North America. The event is organized by Kennedy Communication Services.

Home Furnishings Market

Home Furnishings Market

Scheduled Jan. 12 through Jan. 15, 2013, at the International Centre in Toronto, the Canadian Home Furnishings Market tradeshow features advancements and trends in the Canadian furniture industry and is the nation’s only wholesale furniture show. The event features new products, emerging companies and educational seminars designed to spur more creative flair in the Canadian furniture industry. Sponsored by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association, the event provides more than 275,000 square feet of exhibit space for more than 300 exhibitors and draws about 6,000 furniture-industry professionals.

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