Wolseley announces trade show dates


Wolseley has announced dates for its Southern Ontario trade show along with a list of education sessions that rival some major industry shows.

The company will host its ONE Tradeshow on March 29 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ont., from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will feature product displays from more than 70 plumbing and HVAC/R suppliers and Wolseley expects approximately 1,000 customers to attend.

“In 2015 we hosted our first ONE Tradeshow and we received a tremendous response from customers and vendors,” remarked Akbar Makalai, vice-president, plumbing and HVAC/R, Wolseley Canada. “We’re excited to be back again hosting for a second year and we’re looking forward to providing our customers and industry partners with a venue to network and help each other find new business opportunities.”

The ONE Tradeshow is Wolseley’s premier event in Ontario, providing a venue for the company’s plumbing and HVAC/R customers and vendors to meet, network and learn about latest industry products and trends. There will be a variety of vendor-led training and certification sessions and a western-themed smokehouse barbecue. Wolseley will also have several booths at the event representing its departments and operations, including its distribution centre, Rexdale, Ont. branch, Greater Toronto Area hydronics centre, and its eBusiness and credit and quotations departments.

Training sessions and speakers

A number of training and certification sessions will take place, as follows:

System 636 flue gas training

  • Learn correct installation procedures
  • Understand the building code relationship with venting
  • IPEX will provide a certificate of completion that is recognized by TSSA for audit purposes

Speaker – Doug Purdy, from Cambridge, Ont., is an IPEX technical sales rep, responsible for System 636 training in Ontario.

Contemporary approaches to hydronic heating and cooling

  • Learn the importance of hydraulic separation, and several ways to achieve it
  • Are you properly applying modern variable speed circulators in your systems?
  • Are you “future proofing” your hydronic systems by using low temperature heat emitters?

Speaker – John Siegenthaler, from Holland Patent, N.Y., is a licensed professional engineer, and professor emeritus of engineering technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. John has more than 35 years experience designing modern hydronic systems and is the author of two textbooks: Modern Hydronic Heating and Heating with Renewable Energy.

The changing regulatory landscape and its impact on the HVAC/R business

  • The federal and provincial climate change agenda
  • Regulatory harmonization with the U.S. and among provinces
  • Energy efficiency regulations and programs
  • Cracking down on door-to-door sales
  • New refrigerants
  • (Re-)Defining trades training to meet the needs of the market

Speaker – Martin Luymes from Mississauga, Ont., is director of programs and relations for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). He is responsible for the government relations and industry advocacy work of the association while overseeing programs and services for the three membership divisions: manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors.

Please note the first session begins at 10:00 a.m., with the tradeshow floor opening at 2:00 p.m. The full schedule is available at wolseleyonetradeshow.com.

Shuttle service

Wolseley will provide a shuttle service to and from the event in select Ontario communities, as follows:

Orillia and Barrie
Owen Sound, Hanover, Mount Forest and Orangeville
Kitchener and Guelph
North Bay

Registrants are asked to check with their local branches for shuttle schedules and more information. More buses may be added based on demand.

Event registration

Attendees are required to register for the Wolseley ONE Tradeshow at wolseleyonetradeshow.com. The website also provides event information, directions to the venue, exhibitor listings, and a schedule of events. Anyone interested in additional information can email onetradeshow@wolseleyinc.ca or call Laura Lapierre, senior marketing manager, Wolseley Canada, at (905) 315-3605.


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