ISH North America 2002
The new trade event is positioned to become the leading North American trade show integrating six major industry sectors ...
The vision of the heating, plumbing, sanitation and air conditioning industry to have a consolidated trade show has become a reality with the announcement of ISH North America. Messe Frankfurt and its cooperation partners, American Supply Association (ASA), Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), are excited to announce that the inaugural ISH North America will be held at the National Trade Centre, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2002.
The new trade event is positioned to become the leading North American trade show integrating six major industry sectors - Heating/Ventilation systems, Air Conditioning technology, Kitchen & Bath products and technology, Plumbing/Hydronics/PVF, Measuring/Testing/ Control/Regulation technology and Building Automation.
The event organizers plan to have the Canadian border "eliminated" for the show's exhibitors. Canada Customs will create a "virtual border" inside the National Trade Centre, allowing Customs clearance of all goods and materials that exhibitors may bring for the show. This eliminates any possible delays and exhibitors' need to complete paperwork at the border. Eliminating another other potential obstacles, it is planned that the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency will allow all booth materials, including brochures and giveaways to arrive to the convention site without duty or GST (Goods & Services Tax). Furthermore, international exhibitors and attendees of ISH North America will have special VIP status with Canadian Immigration providing for easy entry procedures.
The organizers are expecting some 20,000 domestic and international buyers from around the world to see the anticipated 600 domestic and international exhibitors at the inaugural event in Toronto. This destination was chosen for its convenient, modern Convention Center, good domestic and international accessibility and cost-effective participation platform for exhibitors and attendees alike. Destinations for the subsequent years will include Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago.
In an effort to develop the most comprehensive trade show possible, the ISH sponsors invite other industry associations and key industry entities to join the consolidation efforts to launched by ISH North America.
ISH North America
International Trade Fair for Kitchen & Bath, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
National Trade Centre
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2002.
Source: Messe Frankfurt GmbH