Date for 2015 Canadian Home Furnishings Market in Toronto changed to June 4-7 from original date of Jan. 10-13; winter date seen as obstacle to travel and attendance and conflicting with Las Vegas Market
March 6, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– The 2015 Canadian Home Furnishings Market, originally to be held Saturday through Tuesday Jan. 10-13, has been changed to Thursday through Sunday June 4-7, Furniture Today reported on March 6.
The event is Canada’s seventh largest trade show and the only national furnishings trade event. The show has always been held in January, but was facing declining attendance.
After consulting with stakeholders and surveying retailers, planners found that, although retailers wanted to attend the show, a primary complaint was the severe winter weather in Toronto. A show in the summer is expected to ease travel and make the event more attractive to exhibitors and attendees.
Additionally, a change of date prevents the show from interfering with the 2015 Las Vegas Market, which will take place Jan. 18 to 22.
The primary source of this article is Furniture Today, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 6, 2014. Click here to view the primary source's full version of the article.