By Matt Kottke
Message from the show chairman
By Matt Kottke
There are exciting times on the horizon for the window and door markets
and the Win-door North American trade show is once again the place that
will help you position your business to take advantage of those
There are exciting times on the horizon for the window and door markets and the Win-door North American trade show is once again the place that will help you position your business to take advantage of those opportunities. For well over fifteen years, the Win-door national trade show has been bringing our industries, top companies and decision-makers together in a venue that offers something for everyone. This year’s show promises to continue that strong tradition with a wonderful line-up of exhibitors and educational forums created to help strengthen our industry and, most importantly, your business.
This year’s show will feature all the latest in machinery, sealants, testing services, hardware, and advancements in technology, all of which is geared to help your business position itself for the 2012 building season. And why is this important? Because this is your trade show. Sponsored since the beginning by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA), now called Fenestration Canada, Win-door has always had the well-being of the Canadian window and door industry first and foremost in its plans. Win-door continues to be focused on creating a strong trade show which brings everyone together to share ideas, discuss issues and network face to face with our peers. So much has changed over the years – particularly with the advancements in technology and social networking. However, the one thing that cannot be taken lightly is the importance and power that comes from meeting people and seeing products and services in person. The power of this asset cannot be overlooked and Win-door is your show because it provides you with that opportunity.
Located in downtown Toronto, Nov. 15 to 17 the Win-door show has found that right balance between informational content and social opportunities to draw a quality audience year in and year out. The show opens on Tuesday evening with show hours beginning at 5:00 p.m. allowing attendees an ample amount of time to travel to this destination and then unwind with their peers during the evening social hosted by Fenestration Canada. Wednesday’s show hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday’s are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., providing visitors time to see the exhibits, attend the educational sessions, and each day enjoy a free luncheon held right on the show floor. The evenings are your own and the downtown Toronto area has proven to be a great location to entertain customers or simply enjoy an evening out to relax. Located in the heart of Toronto’s restaurant, entertainment and theatre districts, the home of Win-door, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, offers a vast array of choices for business and pleasure.
If you haven’t made plans yet to attend this event, we strongly encourage you to do so soon. Reservations and registrations are now open – don’t wait too late. For more information check out the Win-door website at www.windoorshow.com. Remember, this is your show – don’t miss it. Here’s hoping we will see you in Toronto.
Matt Kottke is marketing support manager for Truth Hardware and chairman of Fenestration Canada’s show committee.