Kitchen + Bath Canada and StoneTech Canada 2021 is the only B2B trade show dedicated to the kitchen, bath, stone and lighting industry. The first event of its kind in Canada, it has ended with great results that met all the expectations of both exhibitors and attendees despite all the challenges.
The KBC Expo and StoneTech Canada 2021 attracted over 70 exhibitors and 1,893 targeted attendees from six diff erent countries, and 87 percent of the exhibitors said they had generated great leads. Some managed to generate mega-sales contracts during the three-day event.
"Despite the challenges that came with the pandemic, we are very pleased with the outcome and most importantly, meeting our exhibitors and attendees' expectations," said the show's director, Nasser Deeb.
In addition to the exhibition, attendees enjoyed the wide range of conference sessions covering key areas in kitchen, bath, stone and lighting innovations and challenges. Key topics presented by highlevel industry experts included important areas of concern, such as the latest innovations in Canada's kitchen and bath industry today; how to maximize your market reach in an ever-changing digital media age; addressing the increasing aging-in-place demand; selecting the right fabricator for your project; challenges and solutions for today's ceramic tile and stone installations; an industry sales professionals course called Residential Design, the history of stone evolution; and so much more! The sessions were well attended by designers, architects, fabricators, suppliers and industry professionals.
On this occasion, we would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to our platinum sponsor Sasso Canada, our gold sponsor, Hilltop Surfaces, and our silver sponsor GranQuartz for supporting our show by being contributing sponsors. And special thanks to our media partners, NextHome, Marmo Macchine magazine and Focus Ceramic magazine for carrying out local and global marketing campaigns.
And finally, many thanks to our local associations that supported our event: Interior Designers of Canada (IDC Canada) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA - Ontario Chapter).
Once again, special thanks to KBC and StoneTech Canada sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for supporting our inaugural event and we hope to welcome you again next year from Oct. 26-28, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre.