CanWest is Moving to TRADEX in 2015

14.04.03-BCLNA.logoThe BCLNA Board of Directors, together with the CanWest Show Committee, are excited to announce that the 2015 show is moving to Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford.

CanWest Show Chair, Craig Stewart, Finning (Canada) says, "This move provides us with the opportunity to grow the show to include an outdoor equipment demonstration component." He adds, "The large outdoor field space adjacent to the indoor facility provides the perfect venue. And bringing this outdoor component to coincide with the trade show will bring added energy to the event."  

CanWest Hort Show Moving to Tradex Exhibition Centre in 2015
SURREY, British Columbia (April 1, 2014) –

The CanWest Hort Show is moving to the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford. This move will take place for the 2015 show scheduled for October 7 & 8.

The move from the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) to Tradex will attract more attendees from throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Upper Fraser Valley and BC’s Interior. It is centrally located in the heart of BC’s horticulture area; it is easy to access and has ample parking. The proximity of the Abbotsford International Airport to Tradex will also attract more attendees from Alberta and Northern BC.

BC Landscape & Nursery Association (BCLNA) Chair, Tim Loewen, Pine Meadows Tree Farm, says he is thrilled with the move. “We’ve had our challenges over the past few years as the cost of hosting a show at the VCC continues to rise.” He adds, “This move provides us with an opportunity to grow and change, to revamp and reenergize, while providing the financial stability we need to confidently produce a show that will benefit our members and BC’s horticulture industry.”

Exhibitors will enjoy a number of savings from expenses that were deemed extremely high in Vancouver including parking and hospitality costs. Local exhibitors will also have the benefit of an easier commute to the show – and will not have to battle Vancouver’s rush hour. Logistics Manager for the show, Bill Hardy, says, “The move-in and out will be a breeze with four major entry points into the building.”

Established 33 years ago, CanWest is Western Canada’s largest horticulture trade show bringing together buyers and sellers in BC’s green industry. The show is owned and managed by the BC Landscape & Nursery Association. The show boasts approximately 150 companies occupying 300+ booths and welcomes 1,800 attendees from throughout BC and the Pacific Northwest.

Contact: Karen De Jong – Ellery
BCLNA Marketing & Communications Manager / CanWest Show Manager