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What’s on in May.

Trade show season is definitely back!

These events offer a great opportunity to connect directly with target market insiders, while consumer shows are a chance to introduce a new product or service directly to an end user. Both can be effective ways of engaging with a new market. Although many pandemic mitigation restrictions are being lifted, Covid-19 and its variants aren’t gone yet and we recommend monitoring each website carefully for possible changes.

Esthetique Spa International – ESI has been bringing beauty professionals together in a series of cross-Canada events for over 30 years. The next show takes place May 1 – 2 in Toronto, ON.

Ontario’s Water Conference & Trade Show – This is “the preeminent drinking water conference in Ontario, consistently attracting over 1,000 delegates from all areas of our industry…” Runs May 2 – 4 in Niagara Falls, ON.

National Women’s Show – The “ultimate girl’s day out” featuring fashion, food, and fun occurs twice in May – in Toronto, ON (6 – 8) and Montreal, QC (13 – 15).

The Franchise Expo – These shows take place yearly across North America and allow visitors to connect with the best, most successful, and innovative franchisors. There are two events in Canada in May – in Ottawa (6 – 7) and Quebec City (14 – 15).

RC Show – Restaurants Canada’s annual foodservice and hospitality event is a conference and trade show, featuring competitions, events, and business solutions for restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice businesses. The 2022 event is hybrid, taking place May 9 – 11 online and in Toronto, ON.

iTech Conference – Billed as “Canada’s leading IT conference & exhibition” and addressing topics such as infrastructure, cloud, security, data centre virtualization, and AI and machine learning. There are two iTech events in May – Toronto West (May 10) and Ottawa (May 31).

Power of Water Canada – The Ontario Waterpower Association’s POWC is “the largest annual gathering and reunion of the hydroelectric industry with more than 400 delegates and 60 exhibitors.” This in-person event runs May 11 – 13 in Niagara, ON.

DigiMarCon Canada – DigiMarCon is “the premier digital marketing, media and advertising conference & exhibition in Canada.” This event takes place May 12 – 13 in Toronto, ON.

Halal Expo Canada – North America’s only B2B event dedicated to the Halal lifestyle industry. Takes place May 12 – 14 in Toronto, ON.

Lift& Co. Expo – “Canada’s #1 cannabis conference & trade show” attracts the country’s top business leaders, subject matter experts, innovators, and regulators in the country’s cannabis industry. Show runs May 13 – 15 in Toronto, ON.

Canadian Channel Partners Conference 2022 – This event is “a showcase of world-class innovative solutions to thousands of channel partners and potential resellers.” Runs May 18 – 19 online and in-person in Mississauga, ON.

Canadian Concrete Expo – “The only national trade show in Canada dedicated to the concrete, aggregates and construction industries.” Runs May 18 – 19 in Toronto, ON.

DEX Expo – The Design Engineering Expo (DEX) is “a series of one day regional table-top tradeshow [sic] where engineers, product developers, machine builders and systems integrators can discuss, network, and solicit advice on the latest technologies and applications that drive their business.” The May event takes place in Moncton, NB on the 31st.

RCC STORE – The Retail Council of Canada’s STORE brings “Canada’s most influential retail leaders, world-renowned visionaries, and passionate entrepreneurs together to discuss critical topics affecting retail.” STORE runs May 31 – June 1 in Toronto, ON.


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