Once again, Atlantic Canada contractors turned out in large numbers for the region’s largest trade show and industry social event.
By the time the doors closed on the two-day MEET 2016 show May 18-19, a total of 6,338 people had passed through the doors of the Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, N.B.
“This was another strong edition for the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show,” said show manager Shawn Murphy. “Everyone seemed very upbeat; the energy was high and I heard from numerous exhibitors that they had a really good show. Many have already confirmed they’ll be returning for the next edition.”
“We were very pleased with the results of MEET 2016,” added Mike Patterson, show committee chairman (and regional sales leader for Emco Corp., Plumbing Atlantic, in his day job). “We were happy with the turnout and we’ve heard great comments from exhibitors…”
The MEET Industry Dinner was well attended with British comedian (now living in Saint John, N.B.) James Mullinger entertaining. During the dinner, organizers recognized Bob Pulsifer with the MEET Show Recognition Award to commemorate his years of service and efforts in shaping the MEET Show into the unique event it is today. He was instrumental in putting the show together in the early years and has continued to contribute.
Organizers found a sure-fire way to get people to pre-register for this year’s show, offering two $4,000 cash prizes in a draw. Gary Arseneault and Nicolas Comtois went home with significantly fattened wallets.
MEET Innovation Awards were presented to four manufacturers after their products were judged most innovative. There was one award from each of the four sponsoring associations.
Belimo received the ACME (Atlantic Canada Mechanical Exhibitors) Innovation Award for the Belimo Energy Valve;
Delta Faucet Canada was awarded the CIPH (Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating) Innovation Award for its Electronic Thermostatic Lav Faucet;
Stelpro received the Electro-Federation of Canada Innovation Award for its 4000 W KI Thermostat for the Smart Home; and
Beghelli Canada Inc. received the IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Innovation Award for its Pluraluce LED lighting system.
Plumbing and refrigeration Skills competitions, which usually take place at MEET, were held earlier due to the show taking place so close to the Skills Canada competition, scheduled for June 5-8 in Moncton.
For more information, visit www.meetshow.ca.