Thousands attend Montreal show


Over 5,000 people visited the busy two-day show.

By Simon Blake

By the time MCEE 2019 wound down after a two-day run April 24-25, 5,335 visitors had passed through the gates and viewed thousands of new products from a record 414 exhibitors. Over 1,200 people attended technical seminars.

“With its new products and technical seminars, the MCEE show was once again a premiere event for industry members,” said André Bergeron, general manager of the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ).

Volker Rühle, director of international sales for Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions, came all the way from Kulmbach, Germany to display his company’s air-to-water heat pumps and catch up on local news. The company is marketing the product in partnership with Taco.

“Visitors were able to see new products and technologies that will help them be more knowledgeable, productive and profitable. Exhibitors were able to showcase their products to current and potential customers, meet directly with decision-makers and increase their brand awareness” added Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).

Competitor Vanessa Gauthier watches as Xylem’s Janusz Kic measures her structure in the Xylem Watermark Mission Jenga Challenge. An Apple watch was presented for the tallest. The Challenge is part of Xylem’s efforts to help battle the global water crisis.

Riello was the big winner in the New Product Showcase competition, judged by a panel of experts. Its Array Condensing Boiler took the New Product Competition Grand Prize and also won the Hydronic Heating and/or Air Conditioning Products category. This commercial boiler contains multiple heating “modules” in one packaged system, allowing turndown ratios up to 40-1. Visit for more information.

This will be the last show at Place Bonaventure, which is undergoing renovations.  “After seven editions at Place Bonaventure, MCEE is moving to the Montreal Convention Centre (Palais des congrès). The next edition, taking place on April 7-8, 2021, will see some exciting new features,” said Bergeron.

MCEE is produced by CMMTQ, CIPH, Corporation of Master Electricians of Quebec (CMEQ), and the Corporation des entreprises en traitement de l’air et du froid (CETAF), with support from EFC Quebec.

For more information and a full list of New Product Competition winners, please visit


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