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Trade show features full conference program, including hydronics

October 21, 2016 | By HPAC Magazine

CIPHEX WestIn addition to 30,000 square feet of exhibits, CIPHEX West trade show will also feature a full conference program, new product showcase, the Canadian Hydronics Conference and the new Executive Summit. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, CIPHEX West is co-locating with BUILDEX Express. Visitors to BUILDEX Express and CIPHEX West can tour both trade shows with one badge and registration.

“Co-locating with BUILDEX Express gives visitors who attend CIPHEX West on November 3 the opportunity to see 100 extra exhibits of products and technologies for building design, management and renovation,” reported Elizabeth McCullough, general manager of trade shows with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).

“CIPHEX West has very successfully co-located with BUILDEX Calgary, but this marks the first co-location in BC,” added CIPH president and general manager Ralph Suppa. “It allows us to provide significant added value for our exhibitors and visitors.”


The HVAC/R and Plumbing Design Forum offers advanced training for heating and plumbing professionals. Seminars and workshops cover the latest heating and plumbing engineering/design topics and trends. The sessions are geared to heating and plumbing engineers, but are open to all visitors interested in more advanced training.

Anchored by internationally recognized hydronics expert John Siegenthaler, the Canadian Hydronics Conference will provide the information contractors, wholesalers and engineers need to specify, install and maintain hydronic systems, expert insights into future trends in modern hot water heating and practical solutions to increase hydronic sales. Launched at CIPHEX West 2014 in Calgary, the conference draws contractors, wholesalers, engineers and homebuilders.

Attendees of the hydronics conference, which is presented by the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), will also receive free admission to CIPHEX West 2016. The exhibit hall will once again include the Hydronics Alley, a show-within-a-show dedicated to the sector.

A new by-invitation event, the Executive Summit will bring top executives from a variety of industries together for a thought-provoking dialogue. Human capital and fast-paced regulatory changes can create headaches in the boardroom. CIPH has brought in experts to provide their insights and get the conversation started. The Executive Summit will take place on day one of the show.


The New Product Showcase returns to the show with a preview of the newest products and technologies. A record 65 new products were showcased in the 2014 competition in the exhibit hall and online, with the best of them receiving innovation awards at the show.

The 2016 program also offers sessions to help contractors, and those that supply them, with information and tools they can use right away to sell more, install and service more efficiently and be more profitable. The Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA) is presenting a workshop focusing on the fundamentals of water treatment.

Produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), CIPHEX West is the largest heating and plumbing industry event in Western Canada. BUILDEX Express is an exclusive one-day event produced by Informa for the construction, property management, interior design and architecture industries.




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