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Salon Expo Bois Design

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Friday, October 26
Reserved for industry professionals: architects, designers, kitchen designers, kitchen cabinet manufacturers and retailers.

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Light refreshments will be served
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New on the agenda for the Wood Design Show 5th Edition – conferences in collaboration with

Conferences

Conferences schedule

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10 h 00FULL
Marco Brisette
Le processus de conception, le choix de finis, textures et matériaux ludiques dans le but de faire vivre aux occupants des expériences immersives.
Pierre Nouchet
Partir du bon pied sur les réseaux sociaux
Mélissa Roy
Lorsque la nature rencontre le design : Les bois exotiques
Christina Lambert
Go Digital: How to improve your marketing using top quality imagery - English
11 h 15Hugo Lafrance
Introduction à la certification WELL
Claire Labrèche
Je veux me lancer en
affaires, est-ce une
bonne idée ?
René Brun & Marc Ratté
L’INNOVATION par la BIENVEILLANCE
Maison Usinée Côté
Shanya Bonin
New trends in surfaces with Sublimefrom Polymer to Acrylic - English
13 h 00Maryse Laberge
L’utilisation du bois dans les projets institutionnels
Shanya Bonin
Les nouvelles tendances en
surfaces avec Sublime
du polymère à l’acrylique
Marc-André Hétu
Nouvelles inspirations et tendances de la quincaillerie européenne
Jean Michaud
Les guides techniques démystifiés
14 h 15Christina Lambert
Go Digital: How to improve your marketing using top quality imagery
FULL
Marie-Christine Lévesque & Maria Banon-Turvey
La cuisine du futur
Jean-François Bertrand
Valorisation des placages et panneaux de bois
Russ Curotte
Demystify Hardware - English

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
10:00 a.m.The Design Process: Choosing Fun Finishes, Textures and Materials to Provide Occupants with Immersive Experiences

Marco Brissette
APDIQ-Certified Interior Designer

Marco Brissette is an APDIQ-Certified Interior Designer with more than 20 years’ experience. He has been privileged to work with high-level contributors. This experience has led him to develop projects that, while daringly creative, showcase good design practices and respect their occupants and environments.

A design, technical and research expert, his work with the ACDF creative team has produced a multitude of projects that take full advantage of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach.

Marco is in the process of obtaining WELL Certification. He brings his environmental sensitivity, flair for finishes, and focus on stimulating and immersive living spaces to bear as APDIQ Vice-President. His research and experience enable him to develop best practices for exercising the fascinating profession that is interior design.

 

Presentation

The presentation covers the design process; choosing fun finishes, textures and materials to provide occupants with immersive experiences.

As part of the Cecobois event, Marco will present some of his playful design choices using case studies and other abstract processes—including how to choose finishes, textures and colours that go beyond the purely functional and technical to provide occupants with a uniquely immersive environment.

11:15 a.m.Introduction to WELL Certification

Hugo Lafrance
Manager, Sustainable Development Projects

Hugo Lafrance is the Manager, Sustainable Development Projects at Lemay. His diverse experience—ranging from biology to communications to entrepreneurship—has paved the way for his multidisciplinary approach to sustainable buildings. He has been specializing for more than 12 years in sustainable development issues and is considered an expert in health and environmental certification. Hugo has been LEED certified for more than 10 years and is a member of WELL Faculty—an international network of 150 professional leaders working to transform our working and living spaces into healthy environments.

This training is aimed at architects, interior designers, real estate professionals, human resources managers and operations managers. Stakeholders are involved in working environments, talent attraction and retention, and work team productivity. The training begins with an overview of WELL certification, and covers the certification process as well as the assessment system and professional certification. Using medical and academic research and the first case studies on WELL-certified buildings, project teams can draw inspiration from best practices and assessment criteria to take advantage of opportunities to increase the productivity and well-being of the occupants of sustainable buildings.

  1. Make designers aware of the role they play or can play on human health through development;
  2. Learn the basis of WELL certification;
  3. Be able to make their organizations’ stakeholders aware of the importance of integrating health as a workspace design requirement;
  4. Understand the synergies needed among development, organizational policies, occupant health and financial performance;
  5. Gain a clearer understanding of consequences on human health with a set of design criteria and access to certain services.
1:00 p.m.Using Wood for Institutional Projects

Maryse Laberge

An associate at BBBL Architects, Maryse Laberge is a design architect, project manager and a LEED AP BD+C (LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction). She has more than 20 years’ experience—primarily in institutional and school projects.  Her approach favours material and assembly sustainability, lighting quality, colour harmony and visual, thermal and acoustic comfort to create environments that are conducive to occupants’ well-being.  Maryse listens to her customers’ needs and recognizes the added value of integrated and multidisciplinary design. As manager of the sustainable development committee at BBBL, she has completed numerous LEED and environmentally responsible projects. She also maintains a strong professional focus on the integration of wood in all forms.

Using wood for structural members, exterior cladding or interior finishes helps reduce a building’s environmental footprint and greatly enhances its beauty. This material also entails numerous design challenges for public institutional buildings where standard practices usually tend to favour inert materials. The presentation will be illustrated with samples and projects completed by BBBL Architects, such as schools, healthcare facilities, police stations, office buildings and park pavilions.

2:15 p.m.Go Digital: How to Improve Your Marketing Using Top Quality Imagery

Christina Lambert
Uniboard Canada

Uniboard® offers new high-resolution files in different formats. These files have the appearance of real products and are perfectly calibrated for all types of web usage. Uniboard also provides a turnkey solution for all 3D design software such as 2020, SketchUp, Cabinet Vision, Vectorworks, Autodesk, etc.

Uniboard Product Manager Christina Lambert has more than 20 years’ design experience. Her love of decor and design took root years ago when she was a visual arts and photography student. She quickly developed a passion for interior design. Christina worked for a design firm before she forged a path for herself in the wood industry as a kitchen designer and a researcher and developer for a cabinet maker. She now helps develop new collections, using her talent to harmonize colours and textures.

10:00 a.m.Getting Started on the Right Foot with Social Networking

Pierre Nouchet
Founding President, Mouvement Média

Description: 

Getting started on the right foot with social networking

Pros and cons

Mistakes to avoid

Tips for growing your community

Widening your horizons to further your reach (AdWords, Google Analytics…)

11:15 a.m.I Want to Start My Own Business—Is This a Good Idea?

Claire Labrèche
Creator, Turnkey Designer Business Program

Claire Labrèche is a creator for the Turnkey Designer Business Program—a coaching and training system present throughout the Francophonie aimed at interior designers, interior architects, stylists, decorators, kitchen designers and home stagers who want to turn their passion into a viable business and be paid fairly.

A graduate of Montreal’s International Academy of Fashion and Design and the Larose Cutting and Sewing School, she has more than 20 years of experience in interior design and more than 10 years as a fashion designer and owner of a clothing store. She understands the type of issues facing clients and the challenges to overcome.

The desire for freedom and to be one’s own boss is very tempting, but this is not a decision to be taken lightly. Many questions have to be answered beforehand; laying the groundwork to properly structure your business means you will be less likely to abandon your dream after a few months. Is it a good idea? Is it the right time?

1:00 p.m.New trends in surfaces with Sublime

Shanya Bonin
National Category Manager—Doors & Specialty Imports
Caine Group

Shanya Bonin has been with Caine Group for five years and is responsible for the procurement of certain specialty panels used in custom door programs for kitchen designers and cabinet makers. She also develops marketing programs and provides technical training to the company’s sales representatives.

She was previously in charge of marketing for Formica Canada for seven years and was responsible for keeping direct customers and distribution partners informed of product launches and maintaining a marketing program for sales force marketing efforts. She also provided merchandizing and support for big-box national accounts and worked closely with the Formica products specification team for the designer and architect communities.

2:15 p.m.Future Kitchen

Marie-Christine Lévesque
Architecture and DesignSpecialist, Quebec

 Trendy productspresentation, featuring the new and improved ColorCore® collection to enhance your clients’ designs.

Marie-Christine has almost 30 years of design and architecture sales experience serving every corner of Quebec.  Her educational background includes courses in Industrial Relations at McGill University. During her 23-year stint at the acoustic ceilings division of Armstrong World Industries, she obtained a Certified Technical Representative (CTR) designation from Constructions Specifications Canada.  Having accumulated five years of experience after rejoining Formica a year ago, Marie-Christine is now in charge of laminate and solid surface specifications for greater Montreal and Ottawa.

Says Marie-Christine: “The line of durable products is just superb—be they for health care facilities, restaurants, hotels, commercial, residential or institutional applications, the colours are totally on-trend.”

Designers and architects will find an incredibly diverse product line-up at Formica, ranging from recycled leather veneer (dECOLeather®), chemical-resistant countertops (Chemtop®2) and metal laminates and solid metal finishes capable of imparting unique elegance to the trendiest hotels (DecoMetal®).

We are proud of the more than 250 employees working at our Quebec plant!

 

Maria Bannon-Turvey
Architectural & Design Specialist, Ontario & Atlantic Canada

Maria joined Formica Canada in 2004.  She is responsible for the High Pressure Laminate and Formica Solid Surface specification sales in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Ms. Bannon-Turvey has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor in Visual Art and has worked the past 19 years in sales and specification for the building products industry.  Maria has worked extensively with architectural veneers, engineered wood, national post formers and high and low pressure laminate calling on national accounts and the architectural and design community.  While at Uniboard Canada she attained her Certified Technical Representative with Construction Specifications Canada.  At Formica she has sat on the Specifications Advisory Council and participated in numerous surveys of HPL, Solid Surface, and Decometal.

Based in Toronto Ontario, she has worked with designers on projects being built from coast to coast and beyond.  “It’s exciting to see the design development of products at Formica and follow that through into the finished projects whether it be counters at my former high school or wall cladding in an international project thousands of miles away.”

Conference
Kitchens have historically echoed the political, social and economic influence of the times in which they were built. The kitchen has since become be the hub of the home.

To try to understand how to decipher what the kitchen of the future will be like, we will explore Macro Trends. We will then discuss DIRECTIONS, divided into Design, Material and Technology with examples of trend ‘Drivers,’ ‘Forecast’ & ‘Early Adopters.’
10:00 a.m.When Nature Meets Design: Exotic Woods

Melissa Roy
General Manager

Born in 1984, Mélissa Roy lives and works in the small village of Tring-Jonction near Quebec City.  After studying entrepreneurship and business management at St. Lawrence College and taking a variety of related courses, this young native of Quebec’s Beauce region decided to jump head first into the challenges offered by her family business.With more than 12 years’ experience under her belt, Mélissa learned the ins and outs of the potential markets for her business, Les Spécialités MGH/Royflex. A new line of exotic and architectural products were added to the company’s North American range a few months after Mélissa’s arrival.  A recognized expert on North American wood veneers specializing in exotic wood, she has made a name for herself among those in the know.

Wood is a living material, whose personality depends on its species. Some types—such as exotic woods—have more character.  These veneers are ideal for adding warmth to decor. However, these products can be difficult and complicated to work with and to bring out all of its characteristics. This training will focus on the anatomy and properties of various species of wood, various wood inlay patterns—including special patterns, such as chevrons and marquetry—how to detail a veneer order, and above all, how to sell exotic wood veneers. The presentation will end with a discussion of current topics: certified veneers, availability and prices. This training will enable you to take on a host of new decor and makeover possibilities that have been taking kitchen designers, designers and architects by storm.

11:15 a.m.INNOVATION through CARING

René Brun

René Brun, a Swiss–Canadian dual national, immigrated to Canada with his family in 1988. He settled in Canada after pursuing advanced studies in administration and marketing from 1991 to 1994. A dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneur, René has been involved in management since he was 24.

Drawing on his innovative flair and interest in eco-friendly products, René entered the structural insulated panels manufacturing field in 2005. Solution Prestige Panel Inc. has earned an enviable reputation in the construction market over the past 12 years through numerous projects in several construction sectors.  Prestige Panel has delivered construction materials to ten countries on four continents.

 

Marc Ratté

 Born into a family of builders, one might say that Marc entered the business at an early age! He designed his first model homes for the family construction business when he was 15, and at age 16 he began working as a sales representative on evenings and weekends while continuing his studies.  After graduating from college with a diploma in Architectural Technology in 1984, Marc began his career by founding his architectural drawing and design firm and subsequently joined the family construction business as a carpenter and project manager.  As the technical and R&D Manager at Maisons usinées Côté, Marc puts his diverse experience to work in growing this family-run company whose personalized approach has built its reputation in the industry for more than 30 years. 

Conference

It is often said that the construction industry is set in its ways and leaves little room for innovation. However, there are a number of major players who favour an innovative and personalized approach to demonstrate the quality of their product to customers. Marc Ratté will present the pre-engineered home building process and explain why the term “caring” should be central to the industry. René will also discuss the undisputed benefits of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in new constructions to achieve energy efficiency with outstanding insulating values.

1:00 p.m.New inspirations and trends of European hardware

Marc-André Hétu – Sales Coordinator and Technical Support – Hettich Canada

Marc-André Hétu began his career as a sales and marketing representative at Hettich Canada in 1999.
This year Mr. Marc-André Hétu completed 19 years of career with Hettich. He has extensive experience in the high-end furniture hardware industry for the manufacture of kitchen, bathroom and office furniture, as well as many years of experience in presenting and training of hardware products. .
With his strong expertise, Marc-André has been appointed in 2017 Sales Coordinator and Technical Support, dedicated primarily in supporting the distribution and his colleagues regarding Hettich products.

Conference :

New trends and inspirations in European hardware

Hettich is proud to present its sliding and folding door systems that provide solutions for all furniture segments.

Enjoy innovative sliding door systems that have multidirectional shock absorption and are invisible! The systems are completely covered and will absolutely match your furniture. Most importantly, they don’t take up any storage space. Technical innovation and custom design come together as one.

We create the perfect combination of technology, functionality and design. It is with this expectation that we develop and produce a variety of functional components. Good furniture needs good solutions—in life, at work and at home.

Come see us! We’ll gladly show you the latest trends and newest products that are sure to inspire your upcoming projects.

2:15 p.m.Promoting Wood Veneers and Panels

Jean-François Bertrand
Technical/Sales Representative

In his more than 15 years in the decorative plywood field, Jean-François Bertrand has occupied a variety of positions, from Production Supervisor to Continuous Improvement Manager. He is currently the Technical Sales Representative at Husky Plywood. Jean-François is involved in every level, from production to sales, and is able to explain the use of panels and veneers in lay terms.

  • Techniques and processes used in the production of hardwood veneers and plywood.
  • Different types of inlay patterns.
  • Natural characteristics of veneers.
  • Classification rules for veneers and plywood.
  • The different types of cores and their use.
  • How to detail a veneer and plywood order.

 

 

10:00 a.m.Go Digital: How to Improve Your Marketing Using Top-Quality Imagery — Presented in English

Christina Lambert
Uniboard Canada

Uniboard® offers new high-resolution files in different formats. These files have the appearance of real products and are perfectly calibrated for all types of web usage. Uniboard also provides a turnkey solution for all 3D design software such as 2020, SketchUp, Cabinet Vision, Vectorworks, Autodesk, etc.

Uniboard Product Manager Christina Lambert has more than 20 years’ design experience. Her love of decor and design took root years ago when she was a visual arts and photography student. She quickly developed a passion for interior design. Christina worked for a design firm before she forged a path for herself in the wood industry as a kitchen designer and a researcher and developer for a cabinet maker. She now helps develop new collections, using her talent to harmonize colours and textures.

11:15 a.m.New trends in surfaces with Sublime — Presented in English

Shanya Bonin
National Category Manager—Doors & Specialty Imports
Caine Group

Shanya Bonin has been with Caine Group for five years and is responsible for the procurement of certain specialty panels used in custom door programs for kitchen designers and cabinet makers. She also develops marketing programs and provides technical training to the company’s sales representatives.

She was previously in charge of marketing for Formica Canada for seven years and was responsible for keeping direct customers and distribution partners informed of product launches and maintaining a marketing program for sales force marketing efforts. She also provided merchandizing and support for big-box national accounts and worked closely with the Formica products specification team for the designer and architect communities.

1:00 p.m.Demystified technical guides

Jean Michaud

Best practice overview of Formica® laminate surfacing products to maximizer their inherent technical properties.

Jean Michaud started his career as a woodworker and graduated from Ecole St-Maxime in Laval, in 1984. He always had a passion for any type of surfacing material. With ease, he recognizes the conception of products and manufacturing methods.  He visualizes beyond the product’s final finish and he is comfortable suggesting alternative and complete solutions to the greatest challenges.

His past positions, such as; trainer, technical representative & technical manager, expanded his woodworker skills to a prime level in specialty products like: plastic laminates, solid surfacing and quartz. The devotion M. Michaud offered to his partners; fabricators, distributors & manufacturers leaded to a great level of trust and confidence. Customer’s satisfaction is a top priority for M. Michaud. In 2013 he founded his own self-employed business named ‘Regain Surface Expert’.  His prior mission is to help clients in reaching their own satisfaction. M. Michaud’s integrity and professionalism are acknowledged all across his network.

2:15 p.m.Demystify Hardware — Presented in English

Russ Curotte

I began my cabinet making career in 1985 when I opened up my company with my Dad and my brother. We decided to call it RGR Ameublements Modulaires.  We focused mainly on residential kitchen cabinets and millwork. This experience allowed me to learn all the aspects of the industry, starting with the initial sale of the project, to the measuring, building, installation and, the final closing and follow up.  We owned and ran our company until the fall of 1995, when Dad decided to retire and my brother and I moved on to different venues.  I went on to work for various industry suppliers always with the goal in mind of honing my cabinet making knowledge and skills. I have utilized this added knowledge now for the last six years working with the Caine Group for the NÜVO Hardware Division, helping to support and train the sales reps and DSR’s and also to aid in promoting the NÜVO brand and it’s products.

In closing, I am proud to be part of this great company and look forward to a continued successful working career with NÜVO Hardware and the Caine Group.

Nüvo Concept is proud to present at the WDS 2018 the double steel wall Nüvo Pro and under-mount drawer slides

We will also present our new decorative line of handles and knobs, followed by a presentation on ball bearing slides and leg levellers.

Nüvo Concept looks forward to seeing you!

PARTICIPANTS

EXHIBITORS

Registration

THE WOOD DESIGN SHOW is reserved for industry professionals and Caine Group members

This activity will be credited under the Association professionnelle des designers d’intérieur du Québec accreditation program.
*Open training (non-IDCEC)

Architects, designers, kitchen designers,
kitchen cabinet manufacturers or retailers

Friday, October 26, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contest

Sign up today for free admission and a chance to win a door prize

$500 in cash

The winner’s name will be announced on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.
Please note that the winner must have visited our exhibition hall and completed the entry passport to receive the cash prize. The winner does not have to be on site for the draw. We will contact the winner by email if necessary.

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Location

  •  Place Bonaventure - Room 400 East
  •  Montreal Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
  • info@expoboisdesign.ca
  •  Guylaine Rocque – 514-707-5393
  •  Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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