TORONTO - IIDEX/NeoCon Canada and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) announced a unique collaboration between the two events, which are taking place concurrently this September.

The IIDEX/NeoCon exposition takes place September 24-25 at the Direct Energy Centre. It features a four-day conference: Sept. 23-26.

WMS is scheduled for September 24-26 at the International Centre. The woodworking expo will include a four-day educational conference beginning on September 23.

The collaboration between the two national trade shows includes joint and reciprocal promotion and conference content resource sharing. WMS will offer a closet and home organization conference session geared toward IIDEX/Neocon's audience of architecture and design professionals and a session highlighting the potential applications of lightweight panels.

Additionally, IIDEX/NeoCon attendees will receive free exhibit hall admission at WMS simply by producing their IIDEX/NeoCon badge at the registration counter. Likewise, WMS attendees can attend IIDEX/NeoCon for no additional charge.

"IIDEX/NeoCon Canada is very excited to be collaborating with the WMS, and what better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, and the 75th anniversary of ARIDO, than by forging a strategic partnership to advance the awareness on this important sector for designers, architects, facility managers and manufacturers," says Tracy Bowie, Vice President of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada. “The addition of seminars will broaden the awareness of WMS to a larger and more diverse audience, develop new relationships for both organizations, and provide a unique platform for learning and future collaboration."

"We are thrilled by the opportunities our partnership with IIDEX/NeoCon creates for both events' attendees and exhibitors," said Steve Reiss, vice president of Vance Communications Canada LCC, owner of WMS. "WMS features extensive exhibits of designer and functional hardware, laminates, veneers, coatings and other products of interest to IIDEX attendees. In addition, WMS will feature a closet products pavilion, which should be of great interest to attendees of the closets conference session at IIDEX."

IIDEX/NeoCon Canada is Canada's largest exposition and conference for the design, construction and management of the built environment. IIDEX/NeoCon Canada's mandate is to serve the interests of interior design, architectural, facility management, real estate development and business communities through an annual tradeshow and conference that takes place at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Now in its 25th year, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada is owned by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and produced and managed by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). MMPI manages or owns more than 300 events in North America including NeoCon World's Trade Fair in Chicago. Visit <> for more information.

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo is Canada's premier woodworking event for manufacturers of cabinets, furniture, architectural woodwork and other wood products. The biennial expo is owned by Vance Communications Canada LCC and sponsored by the Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association. Vance also owns Salon Industrial Bois Ouvré, scheduled for October 21-23, 2010 in Laval, Quebec. Visit <>  or <>  for more information.

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