Issue: 9/02

Messe Frankfurt and its partners and sponsors have organized ISH NA with the theme of "Forging a New Era of Products, Productivity and Profits." From October 31-November 2, approximately 20,000 attendees will fill Toronto's National Trade Centre for the debut of ISH NA. The newly consolidated show offers vital business and educational opportunities to anyone involved in the plumbing, kitchen & bath, PVF and hvac industries. With 400 exhibitors from 13 countries, ISH NA is a world-class event.

Messe Frankfurt is working in conjunction with the American Supply Association (ASA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC), and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) to make ISH a success in North America. ASA and PHCC will hold their annual conventions in Toronto, starting just before the ISH show, building the event into an "all-in-one" package for attendees. ASA's "Supply Chain Summit" and PHCC's "Passport to Profitability" will meet offsite in association with the show. Additional industry events include CIPH's Habitat for Humanity Canada Gala Fundraiser, Radiant Panel Association's Semi-Annual Conference and AIM/R's Principal Appreciation Reception.

ISH NA has recruited 30 celebrated speakers to present more than 50 seminars and panel discussions. Seminars will cover a broad range of topics geared toward a number of industry interests, including kitchen & bath, plumbing, PVF, hvac and hydronics. Seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For online seminar registration, visit

What more does ISH North America have to offer contractors, builders, wholesalers, distributors, engineers, architects, designers and building/plant managers?

  • Networking opportunities with top contractors, consultants and manufacturer representatives.

  • Educational tips and insights from industry experts.

  • Exposure to new products and innovations on the exhibition floor.

  • Business and prospecting opportunities.

ISH NA has chosen to debut at Toronto's National Trade Centre, the largest trade center in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. This $180 million project is Toronto's most popular trade show venue, boasting 24 meeting rooms and 10 exhibit halls. ISH NA will occupy more than 350,000 square feet of the one million-sq.-ft. facility. Its state-of-the art sound and lighting equipment helps to maximize any trade show experience. Centrally located in downtown Toronto, the Trade Centre is within convenient walking distance of a number of hotels and attractions.

An ISH NA registration badge also gains admission into the 2002 LonWorld Tradeshow and Conference. Echelon Corp. has joined with Messe Frankfurt for LonWorks Control Network's annual building, home and industrial automation conference. LonWorks leads the way in home automation, connecting devices such as appliances, thermostats, hvac/hydronics, electric meters, lighting and security systems to each other and to the Internet. LonWorld will offer a number of seminars on Energy Savings, New Technologies and Sales Tips, and displays for LonWorks' latest technologies.

ISH North America is the industry's premier event in 2002. Join the thousands of contractors, builders, engineers, architects, distributors and designers in Toronto for the launch of a new brand of trade shows and a new vision for the industry. To register for ISH NA, visit or call Neil Stalker at Messe Frankfurt: (866) 984-8016, ext. 14. For information on advertising in the ISH NA Show Directory or Show Dailies, contact Christin Schrei at (630) 694-4388 or e-mail: