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Here, we list every event of interest to the Canadian furniture, mattress and major appliance industry for the coming year and often beyond.

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Canadian Furniture Show

Owned and operated by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Assn., the is the only national trade event held annually for the Canadian furniture and mattress industry. Featured are some 200+ manufacturers, distributors and other resources offering everything from upholstery, case goods, mattresses and major appliances to decorative accessories and retail services. It is held at the International Centre in Toronto.

 24 May - 26 May 2019

CHFA Awards Gala

Held annually by the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance, the gala celebrates the Retailer of the Year and the recipient of the association's Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, the gala will be held at the International Centre in Toronto on the first night of the 2019 Canadian Furniture Show. For more information, contact CHFA president Murray Vaughn at (905) 678-4678.

 24 May - 24 May 2019

Store 2019

Organised by the Retail Council of Canada, STORE is a two-day conference held annually at the Toronto Congress Centre and features an extensive agenda as well as networking opportunities targeted to the unique needs of this country's dynamic retail industry. The agenda will include main stage keynotes and interactive panels to drive big ideas and concurrent sessions to strengthen all retail businesses.

 28 May - 29 May 2019

Showtime

Organised by the International Textile Marketing Association, and held twice a year, this event is dedicated to the introduction of the latest textiles and leathers from fabric mills and tanneries with showrooms in High Point, North Carolina.

 2 June - 5 June 2019

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Held at the AmericasMart complex here, this week-long trade event hosts more than 9,000 brands across a broad number of categories including home décor, furniture, and rugs, along with accessories, gift and more.

 9 July - 15 July 2019

Las Vegas Market

Held at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, this has become one of the most important furniture, mattress, home furnishings and giftware trade events in North America, attracting retail buyers, interior designers and other professionals from the western United States and beyond. It is owned and organised by International Market Centers.

 28 July - 1 August 2019

Toronto Gift & Home Fair

Organised by the Canadian Gift Association and held at the Toronto Congress Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, this event serves a wide range of retail buyers from the owners of gift shops to home furnishings and decor specialists.

 11 August - 14 August 2019

Tupelo Furniture Market

Originally designed as a market for promotional furniture, this trade event features some 600 exhibitors, mainly U.S. producers of upholstery and case goods to mattresses covering some 1.6 million square feet of exhibit space.

 15 August - 18 January 2020

PrimeTime

Organised by Cantrex Nationwide and its parent company, the North Carolina-based Nationwide Marketing Group, this twice-yearly conference and trade event is held for their 3,000 or so independent furniture, mattress and major appliance retail members from across North America. This summer's four-day event will be held in New Orleans.

 17 August - 20 August 2019

Alberta Gift & Home Fair

Organised by the Canadian Giftware Association, this cousin to the Toronto Gift Fair is held at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

 25 August - 28 August 2019

Casual Market Chicago

Held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, this trade event focuses on furniture, trends and accessories for outdoor living across a number of product categories. Its endorsed by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA).

 10 September - 13 September 2019

Cantrex PrimeTime

Held annually by the Montreal-based Cantex Nationwide, this is a combination conference and buying fair for all of its members, regardless of their particular product category. The categories covered include: furniture, mattresses, major appliances, floor covering and photography. This event will be held at the Shaw Centre/Westin Hotel in Ottawa.

 21 September - 23 September 2019

CHFA Annual Golf Classic

Perhaps the industry's best known and most popular golf tournament and dinner, it's hosted annually by the Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance (CHFA) at the Caledon Woods Golf Club in Bolton, Ontario. For more information, contact CHFA president Murrary Vaughan at (905) 678-4678 or by e-mail at [email protected]

 24 September - 24 September 2019

IDS Vancouver

Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, this is the West Coast counterpart to the Interior Design Show in Toronto, and attracts 7,300 interior designers, architects and other industry professionals as well as some 23,000 consumers.

 26 September - 29 September 2019

High Point Market

Organised by the High Point Market Authority, this trade-only and semi-annual furniture and furnishings events is reputedly the world's largest with more than 2,000 exhibitors displaying goods and services across some 180 buildings and over 10 million square feet of space. It hosts some 75,000 trade professionals each April and October.

 19 October - 23 October 2019

Showtime

Organised by the International Textile Alliance (ITA) and held in High Point, North Carolina, this trade event puts the spotlight on fabrics and other textiles used in furniture making.

 17 November - 19 November 2019

CES

Formerly called the International Consumer Electronics Show, CES showcases more than 3,900 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 conference sessions and more than 170K attendees from 150 countries.

 7 January - 10 January 2020

IMM Cologne

Organised by Koelnmesse and now called the International Interiors Show, this is  the largest furniture and furnishings held in Germany and one of the largest and most important in Europe.  In Canada, it is represented by Mette Petersen who can be reached at [email protected]

 13 January - 19 January 2020

Canadian Furniture Show

Owned and operated by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Assn., the is the only national trade event held annually for the Canadian furniture and mattress industry. Featured are some 200+ manufacturers, distributors and other resources offering everything from upholstery, case goods, mattresses and major appliances to decorative accessories and retail services. It is held at the International Centre in Toronto.

 16 January - 18 January 2020

Interior Design Show

This is one of the few trade events held in Canada that also allows the public to attend. Targetted primarily at interior designers, it spotlights trends in furniture design and furniture merchandising. It is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre/South Building in downtown Toronto.

 16 January - 19 January 2020

Las Vegas Market

Held at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, this has become one of the most important furniture, mattress, home furnishings and giftware trade events in North America. It is owned and organised by International Market Centers.

 26 January - 30 January 2020

The International Surface Event

Held in Las Vegas, the International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floor covering, stone and tile industries. It is comprised of the SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and Tile Expo.

 27 January - 30 January 2020

Malaysian International Furniture Fair

Owned and organised by UBM, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is one of the largest furniture industry trade events in Asia and is held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. It hosts about 18,000 attendees from 130 regions and countries around the world. 

 6 March - 9 March 2020

ISPA Expo

Held once every two years and organised by the International Sleep Products Association. It will be held at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

 18 March - 20 March 2020
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