With three days of seminars, exhibitions, and special events, ISH North America promises to be the largest and most significant trade show of its kind in North America. 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 to November 2, 2002 approximately 20,000 attendees will fill Toronto’s National Trade Center for the show’s North American debut.

The newly consolidated show offers vital business and educational opportunities to anyone involved in plumbing, kitchen and bath, pipes, valves and fittings, 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 off site 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 renowned speakers to present more than 50 seminars and panel discussions. Seminars will cover a broad range of topics from business management to product design to motivational methods. Topics are geared toward a number of industry interests including kitchen and bath, pipes, valves and fittings, and hvac industries, and hydronics.

Among the hvac related speakers are: Ted Gartland, Northeastern United States territory manager and Canadian national sales manager for Genetron Refrigerants, and Mark Spatz, P.E., refrigerant technical services manager, both of Honeywell, Inc., speaking about CFC replacements; Scott Duncan, general manager, water controls business for Honeywell, Ltd., Roy Collver, president of sales and marketing, management at Mechanical Systems 2000, Inc., and John Goshulak, P.E. , director of sales, new business development at Viessman Manufacturing Co., on a hydronics panel discussion; and Matt Freije, president of HC Information Resource, a firm that offers publications, consulting, and seminars on Legionella and other waterborne pathogens, speaking about Legionnaires Disease.

ISH North America also offers 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; and
  • Business and prospecting opportunities;

An ISH NA registration badge also gains admission into the 2002 LonWorld Tradeshow and Conference. Echelon Corporation 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 in energy savings, new technologies, and sales tips, and displays for LonWorks’ latest technologies.

For hotel information visit www.ish-na.com and click on “Housing.” Special Hotel rates are available. Visit www.aircanada.com for flight information.

ISH North America is the industry’s premiere 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 www.ish-na.com or call Messe Frankfurt at 866-984-8016. For online seminar registration, visit www.ish-na.com.