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May 25, 2020

Get Ready for GED2020!

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is taking place on June 3, 2020, and is open to everyone interested in increasing the visibility of the Exhibition Industry regionally and on a global scale. In the previous editions, this initiative mobilized thousands of industry professionals all over the world: associations, exhibition organizers, venues, service providers, universities, and individual professionals.

To make the biggest possible impact, Global Exhibitions Day this year will focus on just one message: Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies.  We will concentrate on the idea of connecting, reconnecting, starting, and rebuilding communities and economies. We want to promote the message that face-to-face exhibitions are the fastest way to reconnect with your marketplace and that the connections made at exhibitions will lead to the renewal of our economy.

All members of the exhibition industry are invited o get involved in the celebration to promote the industry and exhibitions as business platforms.  For more information, please visit the website.


Showtech Power & Lighting

We’d like to advise our stakeholders that Exhibition Place’s agreement with Showtech for the provision of electrical and mechanical services to The Board has been extended.

The current five-year agreement ends on September 14, 2020, and is being renewed for a further two-year term, ending on September 14, 2022.  To reach Showtech, please email showtech@explace.on.ca


INFORMA CANADA Staff Form GoFundMe Initiative 

Another great community effort is being made by the staff of Informa Canada, producers of One of a Kind and Artist Project. Among the range of volunteer and fundraising initiatives that  Informa staff are contributing to, Rachel Buchholtzer, Liza Wallman and Alice Jeffers have personally created a crowdfund in partnership with Mad Radish, one of their favourite local restaurants and caterers, to provide meals to essential workers to thank them for their selflessness and dedication.

Mad Radish is a health-forward, chef-driven restaurant that creates delicious and nutritious meals. “We are thrilled to be partnering with this Canadian restaurant because they have already been supporting healthcare workers through donated meal deliveries in Ottawa. When we heard of their Ottawa-based initiative, we wanted to mobilize our networks to continue the support in Toronto and the GTA.” Going above and beyond, Mad Radish is offering a 30% discount on the meals they donate, making your donation go even further. If you would like to help support this wonderful initiative, click here.


Exhibition Place and Spectra Food Services & Hospitality team up to support Second Harvest's expansion of perishable food distribution to vulnerable communities.

As the COVID-19 relief effort continues and the demand for food in Toronto soars, accommodating large volumes of perishable food items has become a challenge for many food banks and recovery organizations. The Toronto Office of Partnerships helped connect Second Harvest with Exhibition Place and their food service provider Spectra to secure a large cold storage facility at the Enercare Centre. The partnership has allowed Second Harvest to expand its capacity to store and distribute much-needed perishable food items to community food programs across Toronto. This is just one of many ways partnerships can contribute to the delivery of vital, community-focused services, both now and during recovery.

Learn how you can help at COVID-19: DonateTO.