Western Canada’s largest plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R and water treatment tradeshow returns with CIPHEX West 2023 this fall. The tradeshow will take place from Oct. 18 to 19 in Calgary, Alta, at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.
Over 3,000 guests are expected to attend this year’s event, with 156 exhibitors showcased on the tradeshow floor. During CIPHEX West 2021, which was held in Vancouver, around 2,500 guests attended and 151 exhibitors.
“CIPHEX West 2023 will be back in Calgary this October following a long hiatus. We are excited to be back in the Stampede City to reconnect in person and introduce a ton of new products to the industry. CIPHEX West is scheduled slightly earlier this year, and we are hoping this change brings more people out and continues to showcase why CIPHEX West is the premiere tradeshow in Western Canada,” said Joe Howdle, chair of the CIPHEX West 2023 committee.
Taking place every two years, CIPHEX West is a one-stop expo for industry professionals looking to stay up to date with the new products and technologies available in the plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R and water treatment industries.
CIPHEX West is home to its new product showcase and competition. New products will be highlighted, and a special industry jury will select the most innovative new products broken down into 11 categories. The categories include air conditioning and refrigeration, controls and instrumentation, heating and ventilation, hydronic heating, industrial, software and electronic, water treatment, kitchen and bath, plumbing and piping, tools and equipment, and alternative energy.
During the two-day event, guests can attend educational sessions and learn more about trending topics in the industry. The show will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on day one and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on day two.
On the first day of the show, guests have their choice of attending sessions such as the State of Net Zero in Canada and its Implications to the Mechanical Industry, Updates in Reclaimed Water Systems, Air-to-Water Heat Pump Design Considerations, Selecting and Installing Reverse Osmosis Equipment and Evaluating how Water Quality Impacts Pipe Corrosion, F.O.G. Fundamentals, and Facts About Acoustics in High-Rise Condos.
Additionally, there will be a panel discussion titled Incorporating Hydronic Heat Pumps into Hybrid Designs. This panel will include Jerry Leyte (Viessmann Manufacturing), Michael Ridler (Eden Energy Equipment), Chris DesRoches (Mitsubishi Electric), John Goshulak (Weil-McLain), Mike Miller (Taco Comfort Solutions) and Dave Hughes (Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating or CIPH).
Day two of the show will feature sessions such as Innovative Solutions for a New World of Smart Building Performance – the Path to Increased Energy Efficiency and Reduced GHG Emissions, What’s Behind Your Test Kit Results, Heat Pump Water Heaters Optimal Solution for Decarbonization, and Integrated piping system (IPS) the “Affordable Green” Hydronic Heating and Cooling System.
Speakers at the 2023 show will include Cory Norman of IPEX, Roberto Bosco of Armstrong Fluid Technology, Martin Rego and Karl Fernandes of Rheem Canada, the Canadian Hydronics Council, Demien Mendez of Cameron Instruments Inc., and Kevin Wong of Uponor, to name a few. Topics and speakers are subject to change and availability. More agenda information will be available leading up to the show.
“CIPHEX West is a must-attend event for contractors, wholesalers, engineers, builder managers and other industry professionals looking to discover new products and technologies. A New Product Showcase will display the newest products in the plumbing, hydronics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water treatment industries,” said Ralph Suppa, president of CIPH.
The tradeshow also provides guests the chance to network with fellow industry members, experience live product demonstrations, and win prizes. To register, visit the CIPH website.