IIDEX is coming to Toronto November 30-December 1, 2016

IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference. The expo is co-presented by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and RAIC, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

This is an exciting, annual show for our Commercial interior design Toronto industry, which focuses on all areas of design including workplace, medical, hospitality; retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability. The conference and exposition is taking place on Wednesday November 30 and Thursday December 1, 2016, in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and is celebrating its 32nd year inspiring the best projects, designs, products and ideas in Canada, and worldwide.

IIDEXCanada hosts over 30, 000 attendees, throughout the 2 day exposition and totals 1600 exhibits, on over 200, 000 square feet. Attendance for design professionals results in the choice of over 350 CEU accredited seminars, awards and celebrations.

Workplace Conferences and Seminars at IIDEX

Exhibitors representing commercial interiors focus on a number of components which brings our industry together to produce the best result including: flooring, lighting, furniture, textiles, accessories, products and services. Some of the most talked about conferences the exposition is hosting on workplace interior design includes:

Reshaping Company Culture through Branded Workplaces
Hosted By Udo Schliemann, Principal Creative Director, Entro Communications; Erica Merry, Senior Project Interior Designer, HOK

“Workplace layouts are evolving to house multiple working styles, promote positive internal culture, and reinforce the company brand. As a result, the role and collaboration of interior designers and experiential graphic designers is increasingly crucial. The workplace environment is a valuable communication channel as it is highly visible, lasts over time and acts as a constant point of interaction with individuals. When implemented successfully, this environment serves as an extension of the overall values and strategic objectives of the company. Udo Schliemann from Entro Communications and Erica Merry from HOK worked together on the interior environment of the Sobeys Corporate Headquarters in Mississauga, which brought together over 800 national and regional employees for the first time into one new building. Using this experience and other best practice examples, they will present strategies for effective collaboration and explore the traits of a truly effective branded workplace.”

The Business Case for Exceptional Workplace Design: Helping Clients Understand Productivity and Profits
Hosted by Lynn Ferron, Vice President, HOK, Inc., ARIDO, NCIDQ, IDC, LEED AP ID+C

“Attendees will learn how the business of workplace design affects their clients’ bottom line. Understanding how to sell “the business case” for exceptional design will help your clients understand the value of intelligent interior design. A workplace that inspires and fully supports the users in regards to their productivity, their well-being and social collaborative interactions truly does improve productivity and profits.”

The Danish Secret: Integrating Happiness into Workplace Design
Hosted by Mette Johansen, CEO and Creative Director, Mette Designs Inc.
“Mette Johansen has spent nearly a decade in Toronto teaching North Americans about Arbejdsglade (Work Joy). She is frequently featured in the media, including The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and on CBC Radio. Known for her human-centric approach to the design of the built environment, she will be leveraging her Danish training and background to look at ways of integrating happiness into workplace design. Creating joyful workspaces where people thrive and perform is the basis from which she will present an approach to design that encourages physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. What are the elements that create healthy spaces that support greater happiness in the workplace? Mette’s seminar will examine several case studies that will bring tremendous benefit to your clients.”

See more conferences and speaking engagements from world renowned architects and interior designers on the IIDEXCanada official event website for workplaces.

WDI Group is on the edge of innovation and technology in the commercial interior design Toronto industry and attends conferences and trade shows such as IIDEXCanada to further develop and promote their high standards and commitment to sustainable design, and work spaces that represent the brand and core values of their clients. Feel free to contact us for service inquiries at, 1-888-304-3114