May 25 - 27 | 2018
The International Centre | Toronto

Trends & Activities


New in 2017! The Canadian Furniture Show will present a Lunch & Learn Speaker Series. On each of the three days of the event, at 12 p.m., Show participants will be treated to a special presentation.


If you are looking for inspiration, great insights, and a few secrets to success, don’t miss these new midday appointments!


Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality, known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor.

In addition to being a host and co-producer of eight HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries, Sarah has a growing line of signature products including custom furniture and two fabric lines for Kravet Inc. She is also a best-selling author: Sarah Style and At Home Sarah Style published in 2014 and 2015. 


Her special design talk, on May 26 at 12 p.m., will inspire you for the months to come!

To read Sarah's full bio.


Founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, as well as leader in online research methodologies, David Coletto is an expert on Canadian Millennials. He has led projects for companies in many sectors to help them connect and engage with Generation Y. Earning a doctorate from the University of Calgary in 2010, he also teaches courses on polling and public opinion, political marketing, research and public affairs. He is regularly called upon by media and organizations alike to provide expert analyses of public opinion and research methodologies.

His presentation, on May 27, at 12 p.m., on Millennials will captivate you.

To read David's full bio.


A feisty little Canadian retailer, Kimmberly Capone, battles back against the online retail giants. In her presentation entitled Red to beyond Black... in just one year! Kimmberly will share her journey and secrets on how she reinvented her struggling, 40-year-old, family retail business, Treasures, to quadruple sales. By providing design services paired with 3D technology, she’s offering an unparalleled shopping experience. Treasures was started by her father, and today, Kimmberly successfully runs the retail showroom in Toronto's prestigious Yorkdale Shopping Centre.


Want to boost your business? Don’t miss this stimulating talk, on May 28 at 12 p.m.!


To read Kimmberly's full bio.

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