TIDC presents Design Forces speaker series

DesignForces Speaker series

The ultimate resource for the Interior Design community

The Toronto International Design Centre (TIDC) announces Design Forces, a four-part speaker series aimed at helping designers overcome challenges in the industry while giving attendees a space to network and discuss these underlying forces with established designers.

The first session took place in March 2023 and focused on strategies for PR and marketing.

Join the TIDC, with sponsors JennAir and The Collective Workspace, for session two:

Futureproof your Business

Thursday, June 8, 2023

6-8 p.m.

The Collective Workspace, 14 Leswyn Rd., North York

Running a successful design business can be a daunting endeavour, but have you considered what comes next? The panel will discuss their experience in building, sustaining and positioning a design business with the future in mind. Learn how to develop and recruit a team that will grow with you, and what preparations you need to make for a successful exit. Find out how the panelists are navigating the different stages in their careers from one generation to the next.

This session will focus on helping designers determine next steps to futureproof their business.

Moderated by Marla Baker, Founder and Business Development Specialist at marlabaker.ca


Trevor Kruse, Registered Interior Designer NCIDQ and CEO of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

Stacey Cohen, Designer and Principal of Stacey Cohen Design

Samantha Sacks, Principal Designer of Sam Sacks Design Inc.

The two final sessions will take place in Fall 2023:

Session Three – Recruitment Strategies & Building a Diverse Design Team

Session Four – How to Utilize Commercial & Hospitality Channels to Position your Firm for Growth

Register and find more information on upcoming sessions at www.DesignForces.ca

About the Toronto International Design Centre

Since 1972, The Toronto International Design Centre (TIDC) has been a place for the design community to source, connect and grow. Conveniently located on Airport Road, the facility is easily accessible by all major highways and offers ample free parking.

Designers can source furniture, decor, textiles and building materials under one roof. The 40-plus showrooms have everything you need to complete your projects with unique and customizable pieces.

With the addition of Show T.O. Home & Gift showrooms, even retail buyers can get in on the action. While TIDC is open to everyone, there are different programs in place for consumers, designers and retailers.

Designers, decorators and buyers are encouraged to sign up for a free TIDC membership. Your membership card gives you access to a reserved parking lot, advance notice on showroom clearance sales, invitations to exclusive TIDC events and discount codes for industry events.

TIDC is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a detailed list of showrooms, visit exploreTIDC.com

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