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Industry

In the fall of 2016 the value of proposed construction in BC was $329B. Combine this with the challenges presented in the current labour market with 79% of the trades required in the next 8 yeasr retiring and companies are stratigically planning for the future.

Trades Expo brings together stakeholders, decision makers, and tradespeople to affect results. Whether you need tradespeople for upcoming projects or business networking for growth, become an exhibitor and make your connections.

   ♦ General Contractors  ♦ Trade Contractors  ♦ Suppliers  ♦ Experts  ♦ much more...

  •   Sucession Planning
  •   Direct access to Tradespeople
  •   New Connections
  •   Source suppliers


New Package Inclusion!
Contractors Networking Event
Meet the Future Generation
Trade Challenge options

Exhibit & Sponsorship - Learn more
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tradespeople

There are 430,000 tradespeople in BC and one event dedicated to you. Trades Expo is growing again this year, with a mix of fun and work. 

Connect with other trades, chat with employers, see what's new with suppliers, and catch up on industry industry gossip. Make connections, you never know what can happen.

Win your bragging rights. Join this year's Trade Challenge - Individual and team events. Bring your buddies and your skills for an afternoon of fun, good food and drink and of course prizes.  

The Bribe!  Do you have 20+years experience in the trades? BBQ and beer lunch for a conversation and an hour of your time. Join Diana on Saturday.

♦ Future   ♦   New Generation   ♦  Seasoned Tradespeople

Highlights!

Explore a Trade - Try the tools
The Conversation - Seasoned Trades
Trade Challenge - Bragging rights
BBQ, Beer, Prizes, Fun

Read more- always being updated
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Explore A Trade

Not sure if the trades is for you? Come visit and explore a trade. Ever wondered what it would be like to actually use the tools. Then hands on 'explore a trade' is for you. Do you have questions you'd like to ask someone that actually does the job everyday. Join us ! Real working tradespeople ready to share and answer any questions you have.

Highlights!

Hands on Demo's
On the tools experience
Connect with real trade men and women
Ask your questions

♦ Schools  ♦ Training Options  ♦ Red Seal


Read more- always being updated

Tradeswomen Series

It is projected that by 2025, 15,200 construction jobs in BC need filling due to expansion, and an additional 57,800 due to replacement. The demand is high and women are looking to enter the trades. This is a viable labour force option to address the coming labour shortage facing the industry.

Joing the ladies, that do the job, at this year's event. Learn what they do and ask your questions. You'd be surprised what some of these ladies do for a living.

Check back for Seminar, Demo, Meet and Greet, ect. information.

Tradeswomen - Proudly supported by Teck - Check it out!
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Trade Challenge

Join this year's Trade Challenge and earn the bragging rights and enjoy great prizes for the winning skill.

It's not all work. Bring your buddies, have a burger and a beer and have some fun at the Trade Challenge.  Individual and team competition.

Individual events are designed to showcase your skill and team events are designed to highlight crew skills and teamwork.

Bring your friends, family and your skills for an afternoon of fun, good food and drink and of course prizes and trade gossip.


Proposed Competitions!
Carpentry
Concrete - Confirmed
Drywall - Confirmed
Plumbing
Excavation
5 Ton Driving
Have a competition idea. Let us know and if used we will name it after you

Please check back more information coming.

Register for a Challenge - Prizes, Fun, bragging Rights