MCEE returns to Place Bonaventure


The biggest Canadian event for the HVACR, plumbing, electrical and lighting industries is coming to Montreal this spring.

With thousands of new products, technologies and ideas, MCEE 2017 (Mecanex, Climatex, Expolectriq, Eclairage) brings the entire industry together under one roof on April 26 and 27 at Place Bonaventure.
Visitors will see displays from about 400 exhibitors from Canada, the U.S. and around the globe.

Over 7,000 people attended the last edition of MCEE in 2015 and the number of registrations is already up considerably for this year’s event, reported Elizabeth McCullough, show manager for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), one of the show partners. 

Exhibitors will display and, in some cases, demonstrate products in plumbing, heating, hydronic heating, ventilation, electrical, lighting, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical, water treatment, tools, trade vehicles, alarm systems, kitchen and bath fixtures, fire prevention, pipes, valves & fittings and software.

New product competition

Over 100 manufacturers are expected to enter their latest innovations in the New Product Showcase. A team of expert judges evaluates each entry and only those that meet strict criteria are accepted. Products must be new to the Canadian market within the last 12 months and applicants must be able to demonstrate that their product is innovative and provides a minimum of three new benefits.

Industry seminars

This year’s event features an expanded education program with 23 seminars. With many people in the industry approaching retirement age, a talk on succession planning by industry icon Jacques Deschênes, honorary vice chair of wholesaler Deschênes Group Inc., should draw considerable interest. Deschênes will share his unique insights on the morning of April 26 in a session titled “What do you want to become of your business when you leave it?” No pre-registration is required for the free session, which will be presented in French.

Other sessions will cover topics like solar heating, mechanical integrity in HVAC/R system maintenance, hospital DHW recirculation systems, commercial radiant floor cooling, hydronic slab insulation, the future or refrigerants, CO2 refrigeration systems and many others. Visit the show website for full details.

Registration is free until April 25 and those who register before March 31 can avoid lineups by having their badge mailed to them.

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