Western Canada’s plumbing, Hydronics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water treatment tradeshow is making a return this year. The show will run from Nov. 3 to 4 at the Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This year’s show will look a tad bit different than previous iterations. The province of British Columbia has announced that proof of vaccination will be required to attend and participate in non-essential events, which includes CIPHEX West. At least one dose of the vaccine is required by Sept. 13, with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 24. A person is considered full vaccinated seven days after the second dose.
A proof of vaccination card will be coming to the province on Sept. 13. The vaccine card can be saved onto a smartphone or available in hard copy. People visiting outside B.C. are required to show a proof of vaccination; this can come in the form of a provincially or territorially recognized vaccine record. International visitors must show the proof of vaccination used to enter Canada and their passport.
In addition, the province will require those attending the tradeshow, to wear a mask. A face shield is not a substitute for a mask, reports the province.
The Canadian Hydronics Conference committee will be launching the “Changing Landscape of Hydronics in Canada” panel discussion at the 2021 CIPHEX West tradeshow. In turn, they are looking for panellists to join the conversation.
“As we look back at the last two years, the industry has faced many changes,” said Therese Kasongo, program manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), in an email to the industry. “There have been supply challenges and new product development. The panel will touch on how technology has changed the Hydronics industry, using technology to be more effective in business, and the changes in codes and legislation. The panel will also speak on the City of Vancouver and electrification.”
The deadline to be considered a panellist is Sept. 1. The panel discussion will last for one hour. Currently, over 150 exhibitors are registered for the event with a short waiting list for those still looking to join the show. “It’s exciting news that CIPHEX West is returning,” said Bill Hooper, newly elected CIPH chair of the board and regional sales manager – Atlantic Canada for Uponor Ltd. “This exceptional show will provide plumbing and heating manufacturers an opportunity to reconnect with Western Canadian customers, meet new prospects and promote their new products and technologies.”
The New Product Showcase will be making another return this year. The deadline to submit a product was Aug. 15; however, approved products will be announced on Sept. 15. There will not be a New Product Showcase dedicated area at this year’s tradeshow. Exhibitors who have a product in the showcase will be required to have the product in their booth. Signage will be available to promote the item at their booth. Attendees will also be able to identify where on the show floor the New Product Showcase items are located via the map.
Parking will be free for attendees and exhibitors at this year’s show. CIPHEX West is produced for the industry by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating.