Urban Encounters

Urban Encounters is a table top trade show held in two locations (Edmonton and Calgary).  The main focus is two-fold.  Firstly, it is held to showcase the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Alberta Interior Design community.  Secondly, it is an opportunity to bring the design and supply community together in an informal, social atmosphere to help in the establishment of mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.

  • Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
  • Door prizes
  • A chance to meet industry suppliers and resource specialists
  • An opportunity to view new and established product lines
  • A relaxed social setting
  • Free for IDA members
  • $5.00 admission fee for non-members; Cash Only
  • A non-IDCEC credit for members who attend the event

 The 2018 Urban Encounters Schedule is:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -  4:00 - 8:00 pm

Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Park, Edmonton

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm

BMO Centre Stampede Park, Calgary


2017 Sponsors



LSI Floors, The Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC)


Behrends Group, BLANCO Canada Inc., J.Ennis Fabrics, Spectrum Brands (Weiser & Pfister)


Ambiance Coatings & Finishes Inc., Beaulieu Canada,  BUM Contract Furniture Ltd., Denca, design 21, Design l.o.f.t. Trade Only Resource Centre, Gem Cabinets, Gerflor Canada, Julian Tile, Lancashire Distribution, McCallum Upholstery Company Ltd., Mirage Floors / Vintage Flooring, Moen, Mohawk Group, Odyssey Wallcoverings, RGO Office Furnishings, Robert Allen Design, The Glass Guild, TORLYS, Urban Concrete Design