The theme of the inaugural show is "Forging a New Era of Products, Productivity and Profits." From October 31 to November 2, approximately 20,000 attendees are expected to fill Toronto's National Trade Center. The show offers business and educational opportunities to anyone involved in plumbing, kitchen and bath, PVF, and hvac industries. Approximately 400 exhibitors from 13 countries have signed on for the event.
Messe Frankfurt is working in conjunction with the American Supply Association, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors' National Association and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating to make ISH a success in North America. ASA and PHCC will hold their annual conventions in Toronto starting just before the ISH show, making the event an "all-in-one" package for attendees. ASA's "Supply Chain Summit" and PHCC's "Passport to Profitability" will meet off-site in association with the show. Additional events include CIPH's Habitat for Humanity Canada Gala Fundraiser, Radiant Panel Association's Semi-Annual Conference, and AIM/R's Principal Appreciation Reception.