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A first-ever 100% virtual home show!

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The uncertainty that hangs over the duration, extent and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is forcing District Habitat to postpone its first home show, initially scheduled for October 2020 at the Bell Complex in Brossard.

We are well aware that the disappointment will be deep for businesses that normally rely on home events to generate a good proportion of their annual sales.

We are talking about the exhibitors, of course, but also about all the individuals who have invested in ensuring that this FIRST show is held for more than a year and a half: employees, partners, suppliers, etc., but …

However, we told you that at DISTRICT HABITAT we would do things differently so we want to and we will keep our promise.

The APCHQ – région du Montréal métropolitain, producer of the District Habitat Trade Shows, and our team are working on an alternative activity in order to fulfill our mission from the fall of 2020. A 100% virtual home event that will allow, in the comfort of home, both for exhibitors and the consumers to enjoy it.

This home event is an educational, professional, unifying, accessible, specialized and completely innovative with a rich program of content. Webinars, conferences, interviews, contests and more will be planned to allow meetings between exhibitors and consumers and thus stimulate the economic activities of local businesses, not only during a pandemic period, but also each month preceding our future face-to-face show.

L'AUTOMNE DISTRICTEMENT HABITAT

A whole month during autumn 2020, devoted solely to the field of construction, renovation and fitting-out so that exhibitors feel well surrounded by their industry and that owners and future home owners can get 100% out of their visit. informed and equipped to live or reside in a place that meets their needs.

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Who are we?

WE ARE A PASSIONATE TEAM
dedicated to helping you discover the best experts for all your home projects!

We are partners and exhibitors who have been involved in the housing industry for decades. We are a team with experience in organizing home shows. We are a group of ambassadors, such as Réal Béland, spokesperson for the shows, who grew up in the construction industry, an environment he loves and knows well. Simply put, we are experts who will provide you with a “show” experience that meets your expectations.

Our team

Sylvie Pellerin

Sales
Recognized in the industry as the go-to reference and expert in business development and marketing. I have more than 32 years of expertise in the home events industry. My experience and support make it easy for a company to participate in our events. From creation to completion, event organization holds no secrets for me.

Raphaëlle Southière

Marketing
As a young, creative and bright marketing strategist, I have been making my mark in the home show world for the past 5 years. Communications and event marketing are very near and dear to my heart. I believe in personal and human relationships that help me better understand the client and offer solutions that live up to their projects.

Leslie Amé

Communications
I hold a Master's degree in Marketing and Communication from INSEEC Business School with a specialization in design and visual communication from Columbia College in Chicago. I have been working in communications since 2014. My personal, professional, academic and associative backgrounds all contribute to my versatility and ability to manage communications projects, from strategy to results analysis passing by graphic design.

Lisabelle Guertin

Sales and partnerships
Working in event management and business development for more than 20 years, I have developed my ability to listen to and communicate the needs and expectations of my clients. As a hard-working, understanding and approachable woman, no challenge is too big for me.

Michel Raymond

Sales & Logistics

Vivien Virgili

Web
Web and Social Media Manager for nearly 10 years. Graphic design, photography, video and writing are part of what makes my days bright. After an 8-year academic career dedicated to communications (high school and higher education), I worked on large-scale projects for serial entrepreneurs, collaborated with all kinds of associations and fulfilled the digital dreams of Montrealers, Quebecers, Parisians, Marseillesians and Catalans.

Our Spokesperson

Widely known as a comedian for more than 30 years and for playing the Mr. Latreille character, Réal Béland is also a construction and renovation lover. Réal has also made a name for himself as host of the TV show Réal dans mes rénos, spokesperson for the Centre de rénovation Patrick Morin and the Fiers et compétents organization. Réal was raised around construction and his first summer jobs were as a wool installer and roofer.

He knows and loves the industry, he is close to his audience and loves them, he is authentic and brings a tone and image unlike anything seen in any other home show. Les Salons District Habitat are proud to count on the collaboration of Réal Béland as the new spokesperson for future events.

Our partners

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Virginie Côté, Maisons usinées Côté

Maisons usinées côté is proud to participate in the District Habitat trade shows. It's an ideal experience for visitors to find the inspiration they need to create an environment that suits their personality and for our team to share our passion.

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Yan Perron, Duproprio

It is with great pride that DuProprio has become the official presenter of District Habitat Shows. As partners of the APCHQ - Metropolitan Montreal region on various events for more than 10 years, we have developed a chemistry and our teams already work very well together. We are truly pleased that we can put our expertise and experience to work for the success of the APCHQ and its shows.

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Jean-François Voyer, Construction Voyer

Finally! An event truly focused on real estate projects and residential construction. Construction Voyer won't miss this opportunity to present its projects to the general public.

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Francis Gendron, Solution Era

We are thrilled to partner with District Habitat Shows to bring you a myriad of inspiring and tangible green building solutions. This is going to be a completely unprecedented experience: come and discover autonomous, healthy and regenerative homes.

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Denis Bourgeois, DBD

I am honoured to be a partner of the District Habitat Show. Since my offices are located on the South Shore of Montreal, it gives me the chance to meet the locals. Working with the APCHQ is also an opportunity to join a great team! Come and see us, the Denis Bourgeois Design experience is your key to success.

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Jean-François Aubry, Cuisines Manon Leblanc

Established in Griffintown for over 10 years in the design and development of functional, high-end kitchens. Cuisines Manon Leblanc is a general contractor and a member of the 3R Group, carrying out custom turnkey projects. We are convinced that the District Habitat show will provide our clients with all the answers to their questions about future residential projects!

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Katty Taillon, Fondation Véro et Louis

It is a privilege for the Fondation Véro & Louis to have been chosen by District Habitat to be the beneficiary of their events. In addition to being a golden opportunity to promote our vision, it is also a chance for us to meet future partners who would like to join us in our projects, namely to build adapted living environments for adults 21 years and older living with an autism spectrum disorder in need of lifelong support. Joining forces with the Fondation Véro & Louis not only allows us to support autism, but also to take part in a forward-looking and sustainable project.

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Claude Dagneault, Centura

We are incredibly pleased to participate as a major partner in the inaugural District Habitat home shows and introduce the general public to Centura's products and services.

6 words that make us stand out

EXPERTS

Two events driven by nearly 70 years of experience of the APCHQ – Metropolitan Montréal region and the support of a major partner in the housing industry: DuProprio.

UNIQUE

Concepts with districts that group together companies in the same sector for better planning of your visit and an easier time finding what you are looking for.

EDUCATIONAL

Strategic and educational support through a host of housing tips presented by our exhibitors.

ACCESSIBLE

Strategic locations near major South Shore and North Shore highways with parking available free of charge.

SPECIALIZED

Two 100% home shows showcasing the real pros of construction, renovation and home improvement only.

LOCAL

Two local events, near you, featuring local businesses!