Atlantic Canada’s largest trade show and social event for the industry will return to Moncton in May. MEET – the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Technology show – will take place at the Moncton Coliseum May 2-3.
By mid-February exhibitor booth sales were ahead of those for the 2016 event at the same time, reported show manager Shawn Murphy. By May 2, he expects over 400 exhibitors from across Canada and the U.S. will display products for all aspects of the mechanical and electrical trades.
“As in past editions of this trade show, rebooking from previous exhibitors was very strong,” he added. “Electrical and mechanical product manufacturers have come to count on this show, which has grown in attendance year after year.’’ This year’s event will be the 23rd.
Mechanical products will include plumbing, heating, hydronic heating, air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, drain cleaning, tools, pumps, valves, fittings, business and design software, etc. And that’s just on the mechanical side, with another entire hall devoted to electrical.
Manufacturers will enter their latest products in the Innovation Showcase, which will be judged by a panel of experts from each participating association.
Once again, a number of seminars will be presented. Topics include:
- The Connected Home Opportunity
- Why Buildings Matter and the Future of Building Performance
- The Basics of Daylight Harvesting and Today’s Energy Codes
- Net Zero – Codes and the Energy Project at the National Research Council
- ASHRAE 90.1: Past, Present and Future Energy Code Requirements
- Legionella – Today and Tomorrow; What do we Know?
Some of these qualify for continuing education credits for engineers.
It won’t be all serious business for those attending the show. On Wednesday evening, the MEET Industry Dinner will once again take place at the Delta Beausejour Hotel in downtown Moncton. The event is always a “gathering of the clan” for the Atlantic industry, with over 600 people typically attending. This year, Montreal-born French/Irish comedian Derek Seguin will provide the entertainment.
MEET is produced by Master Promotions Ltd., Moncton, and sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) – Maritime Sections, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and ACME (Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors).
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3. For more information, please visit www.meetshow.ca.