UPDATED Thousands flock to Moncton for MEET Show
Illuminating Engineering Society
The Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show drew a crowd of over 6300 industry professionals to Moncton, NB for its biennial trade event in May.
“This was another strong edition for MEET,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “Everyone seemed very upbeat; the energy was high and I heard from numerous exhibitors that they had a really good show.”
The show featured the Skills Canada NB Electrical Installations Competition, which showcased the skills of post-secondary construction electrician students. The winner, Joey Bard (Apprenticeship Edmundston region), went on to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, NB from June 5 to 8, 2016 where he was the gold medal winner in the Electrical Installations category.
“The MEET Show has been a tremendous event for us and one we look forward to on our calendar,” said Scott Snyder, Snyder Sales Group, an agent for multiple plumbing and mechanical lines. “This show gives us the opportunity to discuss the many new innovations and trends in our ever-changing marketplace with the end user as well as other professional builders, tradespeople and wholesalers. It’s a great way to make new contacts and reconnect with old friends. We look forward to another successful event in 2018.”
The 4th biennial MEET Innovation Awards were presented at the show, and each of the four participating industries gave an award to an exhibiting company in recognition of their innovative products in the industry.
The winners included: Belimo, recipient of the Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors (ACME) Innovation Award for its Belimo Energy Valve; Delta Faucet Canada, who received the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) Innovation Award for its Electronic Thermostatic Lav Faucet; Stelpro received the Electro-Federation Canada Innovation Award for the 4000 W KI Thermostat for the Smart Home; and Beghelli Canada Inc., recipient of the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society Innovation Award for its product Pluraluce.
Another show highlight was the MEET Industry Dinner which featured stand up comedian James Mullinger on May 18. “My company loves coming to this event for the excellent networking opportunities,” said Mike Lovegrove with Wolseley Canada Inc., sponsor of the MEET Industry Dinner.
“The dinner is always an enjoyable time – with delicious food and stellar entertainment. The comedic stylings of James Mullinger did not disappoint,” added Lovegrove.
At the Industry Dinner, Bob Pulsifer was presented with the MEET Show Recognition Award, to commemorate his years of service and efforts in shaping the MEET Show into the event it is today. He was instrumental in building the initial framework for the show.
New for 2016, the MEET Show included a pre-registration passport prize program that offered visitors, who pre-registered by a specific deadline, a passport ballot for the chance to win one of two cash prizes courtesy of the program’s sponsors.
MEET is sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and ACME-Atlantic Canada Mechanical Contractors.
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