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KBC Expo 2020 - Planning Meeting

Leaders of the kitchen and bath Industry gather at Kitchen+Bath Canada KBC Expo 2020

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Leaders of the kitchen and bath Industry gather at Kitchen+Bath Canada KBC Expo 2020

The planning meeting of Canada’s first and only full-scale B2B event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry was held recently at the Congress Centre. The event will be held in Toronto Nov. 11 and 12, 2020.

The planning meeting included the most influential leaders from both businesses and organizations including industry associations, kitchen and bath manufacturers and suppliers, media partners, consulates/trade commissioners among other major companies and organizations from the industry.

“We are very pleased with the meeting outcome and we will strive to offer the Kitchen and bath industry here in Canada the most innovative and valuable trade show experience in the upcoming Kitchen+Bath Canada – KBC 2020. Our main goal is to work with our local and international partners to support the growth of the Kitchen and Bath industry in Canada.” – Nasser Deeb, show director, KBC 2020.

Deeb adds, “We are excited to be organizing the first B2B event of its kind in Canada catering to the Kitchen and Bath industry which will further elevate the standards of the fast-growing market. We have already secured the support of many local and international partners including Turkey, Italy, China, India and Spain to recruit exhibitors to the show. We have also partnered with Home Publishing Group and The Construction Life to promote the show through media publications and social media platforms.”

"We are excited to be a part of such an important event for the Canadian Kitchen and Bath industry" - Josh Rosset (left), Homes Publishing Group.
“We are excited to be a part of such an important event for the Canadian Kitchen and Bath industry.” – Josh Rosset (left), HOMES Publishing Group.

The planning meeting covered several topics and areas of opportunities and concerns of the kitchen and bath products and services trade. The participants gave emphasis on the urgent need of creating a platform such as KBC Expo to further educate business and the consumers and fulfil the growing demands and provide a vast variety of Kitchen+Bath products and services

According to Moreno Rauro of Neolith (Marble Trend), “such event is vital to further regulate the practice of Kitchen and Bath design and offerings. We need to have our platform here in Canada to boost the trade and the education of such growing industry.”

A number of attendees agreed that we need to educate the industry suppliers and the consumers about the importance of following the guidelines in the kitchen and bath manufacturing, supplying and installing the process that it is based on standards and regulations that aim to ensure the best quality and safety. The organizers are committed to working closely with all stakeholders, including architects, designers, fabricators, retailers and all companies dealing in the area of kitchen and bath to ensure the event delivers the expected content and offerings.

KBC Expo 2020 will also feature a special lighting component to further complement the kitchen and bath designs concept. Illuminate Canada 2020 will offer a platform where industry professionals can learn, collaborate and connect face-to-face. The full spectrum of lighting is showcased from innovative technologies to real-world applications.

Just like KBC, Illuminate will feature local and international exhibitors. Illuminate Canada 2020 will attract buyers, suppliers and designers who are seeking the latest lighting solutions and trends as well as the most current registered education sessions.

 

About Kitchen+Bath Canada – KBC 2020:

Kitchen+Bath Canada is an annual event and acts as the gateway to Canada’s growing kitchen and bath industry.

KBC Expo 2020 will gather the highest quality of products and services making it the best destination for exhibitors and attendees to learn about the current industry trends and discover showcased products. It is a meeting point for Canadian buyers and suppliers as well as international organizations to network and builds their business.

The national, and international kitchen and bath industry will gather under one roof providing traders and buyers with the ideal platform to learn, network, and share market insights.

For exhibitor information, visit: kbcexpo.com or contact Nasser Deeb at 905.232.6331 | nasser.deeb@expohut.ca

Nasser Deeb, CEM

Director at Kitchen+Bath Canada Expo 2020


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The Home Show - The Big One 2020

RENO & DECOR magazine presents Design Intervention at The Home Show – The Big One 2020

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RENO & DECOR magazine presents Design Intervention at The Home Show – The Big One 2020

The Home Show: “The Big One” takes place at the Enercare Centre, this March 13-22. Don’t forget to visit the RENO & DECOR booth # 4118 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Our Design Intervention booth will be the backdrop for design and decor experts offering free 15-minute consultations to our guests. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you optimize this opportunity of expert design advice.

This year’s booth will be designed and built by the team from Remodel Canada Carpet One Floor & Home. Here is a little something about our booth partner:

“Renovating your home is an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming too. With Remodel Canada Carpet One Floor & Home you can skip the stress, delegate the work and enjoy the fun aspects of updating your home. More than just a flooring company. Remodel Canada is a one-stop shop for all your home renovation and decorating needs. From sourcing quality products to managing your renovation, count on Remodel Canada Carpet One Floor & Home for a smooth, satisfaction-guaranteed remodel experience.”

remodelcanada.com

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While at our booth, make sure you sign up for your chance to win these amazing prizes:

A $10,000 skylight from Velux with a room makeover by designer Linda Mazur

 

 

 

A $785 Rivana kitchen faucet from Blanco

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Experts appearing at the Design Intervention booth include:

Friday, Mar. 13 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 15 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 17 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 19 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday Mar. 22 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 18 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 19 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20 – 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 22 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20 – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Everyday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Everyday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 13 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 22 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 22 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 13 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 19 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Monday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 20 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 15 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 18 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 13 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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A big thanks to all the sponsors of Design Intervention:


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Ontario markets among Canada's least affordable: ReMax

Ontario markets among Canada’s least affordable – ReMax

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Ontario markets among Canada’s least affordable – ReMax

Despite a commonly held notion that housing in Canada is unaffordable, a majority of Canada’s largest cities (75 per cent) are currently undervalued, according to the 2020 ReMax Housing Affordability Report.

Unfortunately, seven centres in Ontario rank in the top 10 markets that are least affordable.

“Affordability was a cornerstone narrative during last year’s election, perpetuating the overall banner statement across Canada that real estate is increasingly unaffordable and unattainable, particularly for younger, first-time home buyers,” Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president and regional director, ReMax of Ontario-Atlantic Canada, told HOMES Publishing. “This perception is largely influenced (and skewed) by the Toronto and Vancouver markets, which represent some of the most expensive housing markets in North America. However, the housing market is more than these two cities and paint quite a different story. More markets are affordable than not, and most are accessible, with 75 per cent of brokers agreeing that their markets are undervalued.

In markets such as Toronto, demand is far outstripping supply, pushing prices up considerably as a result. “We need to continue to push for an increase in housing supply for buyers and renters, but we have yet to see a comprehensive national housing strategy to help facilitate this shift,” says Alexander.

“Given that approximately 110,000 new Canadians are settling in the GTA each year, the lack of available supply is a huge problem. This is concerning for affordability and needs to be addressed by a national housing strategy. Otherwise, we’ll only see the problem continue to grow and the home prices will continue to climb across the GTA.”

Of the regions surveyed, Winnipeg, Regina and Halifax are currently the most affordable markets, with average sales prices of $281,105, $301,473 and $319,071, respectively. Vancouver, Toronto and Mississauga are currently the least affordable regions in Canada, with average sales prices of $1.19 million, $883,520 and $760,005, respectively.

In Toronto, factors such as the OSFI mortgage stress test, listing shortages, rising prices and saving enough for a down payment are cited as preventing buyers from purchasing property. Buyers in this region are primarily looking to purchase condominiums, but as one of Canada’s least affordable housing markets, they continue to be priced out.

Emerging trends such as co-ownership with friends and family have become common in hot markets such as Vancouver and Toronto, in order to overcome the hurdle of high housing prices. In regions such as Brampton, Edmonton and Ottawa, sharing a single-family home between two families, dividing the floors between them or children seeking financial support from parents for down payments are becoming more common practices.

“All levels of government must work together to find a solution to Canada’s inventory issue, as the market will remain elusive for many otherwise,” says Elton Ash, regional executive vice-president, ReMax of Western Canada.


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