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The Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Expo’s successful return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has ignited the HVAC+R and plumbing industries.
CMPX returned in March 2022 to downtown Toronto after being forced to cancel the 2020 event. After a four-year hiatus, the show opened and was able to reunite the industry.
The event represented an eagerness to return to business, drawing 16,059 registrants, more than 1,000 over the 2018 numbers. Just under 9,000 people attended the event over the three days.
The strong attendance signals a reignited energy for the community’s readiness to participate in large-scale events and meet face-to-face.
“You could feel the energy in the aisles. We were thrilled to hear from so many industry leaders that they were seeing old and new customers at CMPX,” said Sandy MacLeod, president and CEO of HRAI.
CMPX attendees were eager to discover and experience hundreds of new products and techniques at the show. Customer engagement was high and could be witnessed around every booth, with suppliers and customers catching up and getting educated on what’s new and next in HVAC+R and plumbing. The New Product Showcase filled a dedicated area on the show floor for the first time.
Also new on the show floor was the Podcast Hub, which hosted HVAC Know it All, HVAC Jess, Refrigeration Mentor and Plumber’s World. This area came alive with meet-and-greets, podcasts and sticker swaps. Attendees embraced the opportunity to meet the influencers.
A total of 2,899 exhibitor representatives spread out over 68,000 sf in the north halls of the MTCC.
“CMPX proved if planned and executed properly, trade shows will continue to be a key element to meet the marketing needs of exhibitors,” said Ralph Suppa, president and general manager (GM) of CIPH. “Newcom Media, the newly appointed show management group, executed the vision professionally and successfully.”
HRAI, CIPH and the show committee are now planning CMPX 2024, for which some eager exhibitors have already requested to reserved booths.