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CIPHEX West 2016

December 5, 2016  
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Western Canada’s largest event for plumbing, HVACR and water treatment, CIPHEX West took place in Vancouver last month. The two day trade show attracted contractors, wholesalers, engineers, designers, builders, developers, government and municipal representatives from throughout British Columbia, with a healthy representation from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


A busy construction climate in BC meant that overall attendance was slightly down compared to the past two show’s record turnouts; however the quality (measured by visitors’ buying and decision-making power) was up. While the “live” trade show is over for this year, the online or Virtual edition of CIPHEX West is still open, giving industry members anywhere the opportunity to visit exhibitors’ eBooths. CIPHEX West “Virtual”


Education and training at CIPHEX West was instrumental in attracting high quality attendee; Seminar and workshop registrations reached new records.


Show Highlights


·         The 2nd Canadian Hydronics Conference, held in conjunction with CIPHEX West, attracted more than 200 attendees, coming from British Columbia and Alberta. The next edition of the Canadian Hydronics Conference will be in October 2017, with the CIPHEX Roadshow in Edmonton.

·         Over 150 industry members attended technical workshops and industry updates.

·         64 new products were entered in the New Product Competition and showcased at CIPHEX West – 7 were selected as winners by a special panel of industry experts.

·         Total visitor attendance was just over 1600 industry members (not including exhibitors). The co-location with BUILDEX Express brought in just over 100 additional attendees.


CIPHEX West featured displays from more than 200 manufacturers of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, geothermal heating, solar/hydronic combi-systems, fire protection, industrial pipe, valve and fittings, luxury bath and kitchen as well as water treatment products from Canada, the United States and overseas. 


The next CIPHEX West show will take place in November 2018 in Calgary, Alberta and will be co-located with BUILDEX Calgary (this larger edition of BUILDEX typically brings in an additional 800-900 visitors to CIPHEX West). CIPH trade shows in 2017::

MCEE 2017                April 26 & 27               Montreal, Quebec


CIPHEX Roadshow    September 21             St. John’s Newfoundland

                                    October 17                  Edmonton, Alberta*

                                    October 19                  Regina, Saskatchewan


CIPHEX West was produced for the industry by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), with support from the Canadian Water Quality Association, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, the Canadian Hydronics Council, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Thermal Environmental Comfort Association and the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC.


About CIPH
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), founded in Montreal in 1933, is a not-for-profit trade association that is committed to providing members with the tools for success in today's competitive environment. More than 260 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association. They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers' agents, and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, hydronic heating, industrial, waterworks, and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada. Total industry sales exceed $6 billion annually.


Elizabeth McCullough, General Manager - Trade Shows
Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
Tel: 416.695.0447       E-mail:

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