Over 7,000 professional members of the trade attend Professional Trade Day, presented by Miele.

IDS Vancouver Professional Trade Day is reserved to professional members of the design trade. The day is designed to inspire, educate and expose professionals to products, designers and ideas from both international and national perspectives. In addition to the floor exhibits and features, programming on this day includes the AZURE Trade Talks speakers series that takes place on the Caesarstone Stage, The GRAY Conversations Stage programming and Trade Day accredited seminars.

  • Pre-registration by September 1, 2017: FREE
  • All registrations on or after September 2, 2017 (online or on site): $15 + GST *
  • Student registration (on site only with valid photo student identification): $10 + GST**

* Trade registration does not include seminar registration. Trade attendees who also register for accredited breakout sessions will receive complimentary trade registration if registering after September 1.

**Student trade registration with valid photo student identification is intended for interior design, architecture and industrial design students specifically. Student trade registration will not be available online. Please register on site on Friday September 29, 2017.

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8:30am — 10:00am

Keynote Breakfast

Caesarstone Stage

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1.5 Non-Core LU ]

Moderated by: Jane Cox, Vancouver Design Week

Design Communities Unite. Sharing their successes, challenges and visions for their own design communities, leaders of Design March Reykjavik, Dutch Design Week, Toronto Design Offsite Festival and WantedDesign New York will present  events and initiatives in their cities that have contributed to their unique design culture and strengthened their communities. Jane Cox will moderate a panel discussion on the role design plays in our cities and how Vancouver’s own design community can establish a unique culture while benefiting from a collective global network of established design centres.

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1:00pm — 2:00pm

Jaime Hayon

Caesarstone Stage

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ]

Modern Renaissance. Prolific Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon has been celebrated as one of the most relevant creators of our times by TIME Magazine and Wallpaper Magazine. Jaime Hayon’s designs created a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decor and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture. Hayon will discuss his works and process, as well as some of his most iconic designs, many of which are in permanent collections of prestigious galleries and museums worldwide.

Access to this talk is included in the Trade Day Badge.


3:00pm — 4:00pm

Matteo Cibic

Caesarstone Stage

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ]

Joyful Shapes. Widely known for his objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic and joyful shapes, Italian designer and creative director Matteo Cibic specializes in surprises. His designs often have unexpected and hidden features, creating an interactive experience with the user. Matteo will present his lively and diverse portfolio of creations, which often juxtapose animal, human and inanimate forms.

Access to this talk is included in the Trade Day Badge. 


10:00am — 11:00am

The 5 P’s For Success: Procuring, Planning, Partnership, Psychology, and Publicity

Room 116/177, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

Each kitchen and bath project is a journey from the first interview to the completed published project, and each designer has a different process. Award-winning Beverly Hills-based interior designer Christopher Grubb shares a casual yet intimate discussion on his 5 P’s for success: Procuring, Planning, Partnerships, Psychology, and Publicity. Grubb will discuss his various processes for marketing, interviewing, setting fees, working with couples, partnering with contractors, using luxury materials and getting press for his finalized projects.

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10:00am — 11:00am

Some Assembly Required

Room 111/112, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

Inspired by IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s mission of providing affordable, well-designed products ‘for the many people’, the Backcountry Hut Company’s Co-founder and Principal Michael Leckie will discuss self-build structures and the principles of the DIY housing movement. Through a DIY assembly methodology, Leckie will shed light on the process of creating modular designs that are easy to assemble, sustainable, and highly customizable.

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11:00am — 12:00pm

Be Our Guest: Hospitality Design

GRAY Conversations Stage

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Core LU ] 

What makes a restaurant great? What brings you back to a specific hotel over and over again? Sure, the food and service are always main selling points, but design has a bigger impact on our experiences than most people realize. Join industry professionals Andrea Greenway (Andrea Greenway Interior Design, Vancouver), Andee Hess (Osmose Design,  Portland), Adèle Rankin (CHIL Interior Design, Vancouver), and Paola  Tassara (Starbucks, Seattle) as they discuss their approaches to designing hospitality projects ranging from popular boutiques to the hottest new bars, and learn how they work with clients to create a focused customer experience. After this panel, you’ll never look at your favorite restaurant in the same way again.

Access to this talk is included in the Trade Day Badge. 


12:00pm — 1:00pm

From Main Street to Rodeo Drive: Making Luxury Elements the Design Star

Room 116/117, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

Wondering how to achieve luxury at any budget? Award-winning and internationally acclaimed interior designer Christopher Grubb uses his own projects as examples to explain which materials, finishes, fixtures, and other architectural elements and decorative details help to infuse a sense of extravagance into the kitchen and bath. While addressing a wide spectrum of budgets, Grubb will aslo share which trend-forward luxury features answer the consumer’s demand for opulence.

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12:00pm — 1:00pm

Anonymity and Authenticity: Everyday Canadian Design

Room 111/112, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

How do we build criteria to establish authenticity in Canadian design history? What might the landscape, or eco-system, of Canadian design history look like? Bonne Zabolotney, VP Academic & Provost, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, will address ideas and issues around the history of Canadian design—a history that has been inconsistently recorded and discussed.

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2:00pm — 3:00pm

Customer Journey

Room 116/117, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

John Filomena is an online strategist, trainer, speaker and the National Marketing Manager for Caesarstone Canada. He will walk attendees through the customer journey and help them understand the purchasing life cycle and the customer funnel. Attendees will learn how to create calls-to-action, optimize posts, understand SEO vs SEM and review the buying process.

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2:00pm — 3:00pm

Objects in Space: Collaborating with Interior Designers for Customized Projects

Room 111/112, Level 1

[ IDCEC=0.1 CEU, AIBC=1 Non-Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

Creating spaces that feature bespoke design features demands a fluid client-designer relationship, but also critical is the collaborative relationship between interior designers and the furniture designer-makers or artists commissioned to conceive and build these features. This panel, led by design curator and writer Jennifer-Navva Milliken, will identify the challenges and benefits of these collaborations from the perspective of designer-makers, who will offer ideas on how to navigate design cooperation successfully.

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2:30pm — 3:30pm

Glenn Lawson & Grant Fenning

GRAY Conversations Stage

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU ] 

Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning, founders of celebrated LA-based design firm Lawson-Fenning, share how they grew a local store they once ran as design students into a global design brand, revered far beyond their West Coast roots. With a core influence of California midcentury modern, their contemporary furniture designs and interiors have been widely lauded in the design community, including features in Elle Décor, Domino, and Dwell.

In a conversation with GRAY, Lawson and Fenning will discuss the authenticity of celebrating one’s own city, and how it led them to being recognized on a world design stage.

Access to this talk is included in the Trade Day Badge. 


4:00pm — 5:00pm

The Business of Colour

Room 116/117, Level 1

[ IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

Join our panel of renowned industry experts and TV personalities, including Sharon Grech from Benjamin Moore, Kelly Deck from Kelly Deck Design, and Shai DeLuca-Tamasi from Shai Deluca Interior Design for an engaging discussion surrounding the business of colour. Explore how colour can impact and grow your business, and how designers can leverage trends and inspiration when addressing client needs.

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4:00pm — 5:00pm

It’s All About Surfaces

Room 111/112, Level 1

[ IDCEC=0.1 CEU, AIBC=1.5 Core LU ] | $30 ($40 after Sep 1)

What sets you apart from the rest of the pack? Oftentimes it comes down to the details. A rendering tells a story, and a good story sells a design. Your 3D models need to look good and the model’s textures have a significant effect on the presentation value. Join Monte Chapin, Graphisoft, to learn how to fine-tune surfaces in your BIM model to add a signature touch to your renderings and interactive models.

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