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Canada Women's Expo

Western Canada's Largest Women's Event

TRADEX, Abbotsford — October 13, 14 & 15, 2023
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver — November 17, 18 & 19, 2023

Delivering the Retail Spending Power of 60,000+ Customers

Welcome to the West Coast Women’s Show, the largest and most exciting event for women in Western Canada. We’ve been a staple in the community for over 20 years, and we’re thrilled to offer you the opportunity to be a part of this amazing celebration of women.

With over 25,000 attendees and 400 booths, the West Coast Women’s Show is the perfect place to showcase your products, services, or ideas. Our visitors come from all over the region to indulge in the ultimate shopping experience, learn from our inspiring speakers and presenters, and connect with other women. With each woman making 75% to 100% of household purchasing decisions, the show effectively delivers the retail spending power of over 60,000 consumers.

Whether you’re a local business looking to expand your customer base, or a start-up seeking to build brand awareness, our show provides a unique opportunity to engage with your target market, grow your network, and increase your sales.

Celebrity Speakers

Each of our celebrity speakers will have a meet and greet after their presentation. Snap a selfie and get your show guide signed by these incredible speakers!

Tessa Virtue (BC Place)

Tessa Virtue is one of the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. She skated into the hearts of people worldwide when she became the youngest ice dance champion in Olympic history at the 2010 games alongside her partner, Scott Moir.

Tessa and Scott followed up their gold-medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics with a silver medal at the 2014 Games, and back-to-back gold medals at the 2018 Games. Tessa was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame in 2018 and named to the Order of Canada in 2020.

Anna Olson (BC Place)

Anna Olson may be Canada’s baking sweetheart but she’s an accomplished savoury chef as well, and with her positive and common-sense approach in the kitchen, she has become one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs.

Appearing for two decades on Food Network Canada with shows like “Bake with Anna Olson” and now series such as “Great Chocolate Showdown”, her audience has expanded globally through broadcast television and her Oh Yum YouTube channel, which now has over 1.4 million subscribers.

Todd Talbot (TRADEX)

With over 30 years of experience on stage and screen, Todd Talbot is a performer and presenter who is best known for his hosting duties on the hit television show Love It or List It Vancouver.

An entrepreneur from a young age, Todd is a licensed real estate agent who also owns and manages several properties. He is a passionate voice for responsible home ownership, encouraging everyone to be conscious of how they design, build, and, most importantly, live in our homes and communities.

Sharon Case (TRADEX)

Sharon Case joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in September 1994 as Sharon Collins, a character who endured many difficulties as a young woman. Her character has transitioned to one of Y&R’s leading ladies who is a favorite among the fans.

Case received Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 1996 and 1997 as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 1998, she was the recipient of a Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female in a Daytime Drama.

Artisans Christmas Marketplace

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Artisans Christmas Marketplace at the West Coast Women’s Show, a dedicated space for showcasing Canadian-made, handcrafted items. With a layout encompassing 175 booths, including smaller, budget-friendly options, this show-within-a-show provides an invaluable opportunity to display your creations to Western Canada’s largest women’s show audience.

Your artisanal goods will be on display to a diverse audience that highly values and appreciates local craftsmanship. Direct engagement with these consumers can lead to immediate sales, while also fostering enduring customer relationships and a chance to build and strengthen brand loyalty. There’s no better way to convey your brand’s story and the passion behind your work.

As part of our commitment to supporting Canadian artisans, we offer booths in the Artisans Christmas Marketplace at reduced rates, making it a more accessible opportunity. The Artisans Christmas Marketplace at the West Coast Women’s Show is more than just an exhibit, it’s a chance to be part of a larger narrative of Canadian artistry and enterprise.

Show Highlights

The West Coast Women’s Show is renowned for its cutting-edge one-of-a-kind fashion shows, celebrity speakers, stage presentations, health & wellness seminars, Girls Night Out celebrations, and more!

400 Pop-Up Boutiques

The West Coast Women’s Show is a shopper’s dream — keep an eye out for our Red Tag Show Specials. Many of our West Coast Women’s Show vendors are featuring exclusive deals, special offers, giveaways, and incredible prizes all weekend long.

Celebrity Speakers

The show is renowned for its celebrity speakers and special presentations. This year’s line-up includes Olympic Champion Tessa Virtue; baking icon Anna Olson; Love It Or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot; and Y&R’s Joshua Morrow!

Women’s Empowerment

You are invited to the Women Empowering Women Series on the Main Stage. Get motivated with extraordinary women as you learn how they overcame their personal struggles and how it shaped them into the inspirational women they are today.

Mothers & Daughters Day

To celebrate Mothers & Daughters Day on Sunday, October 15 the first 500 show visitors will receive a free gift from Pretty Things! Gifts include handmade sterling silver pendants & earrings; agate gemstone bracelets; jade bracelets; and more!

Women’s Health Stage

Informative seminars on the Women’s Health & Empowerment Stage will inspire you to feel your personal best this fall. Learn fitness and nutrition tips to re-energize your body and invigorate your life. Get all the information you need in once place!

Calendar Firefighters

Come join us as the 2024 Hall of Flame Calendar Firefighters heat things up during the infamous Girls’ Night Out Martini Nights! There will definitely be some sizzling going on. 100% of proceeds of calendar sales support the Vancouver Firefighter Charities.

Girls’ Night Out

Join us for Girls’ Night Out Martini Nights in the Main Stage Lounge as the Hall of Flame Calendar Firefighters heat things up on the Main Stage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat cheering them on while they strut their stuff down the catwalk.

Daily Fashion Shows

The hottest fall fashion trends from top local designers hit the Main Stage in 2023! Check out the latest trends for the season and how to wear them, get a glimpse of your style in the spotlight, and find that piece that looks like it was made just for you.

Women-Owned Vendors

Buy local and support local. The show celebrates local, independent businesses that enhance our community, connect us socially, & build the local economy. Over 200 of our vendors are owned or operated by women!
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Exhibit Theme Areas

Our show features nine popular theme areas, including Beauty, Health & Wellness, Fashion & Style, World of Taste, Vegan & Sustainable, Artisans Marketplace, Home & Design, Travel, and Careers. Each theme area offers exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their products and services to a diverse audience of engaged and enthusiastic women. Our show’s attendees come with strong purchasing power and a desire to discover and experience new products, making our theme areas the perfect place to promote your brand and engage with potential customers.

Beauty

Experience a world of indulgence in skincare, makeup, and beauty products. Meet industry experts and watch live demos. Connect with influencers and discover the latest trends and techniques.

Health & Wellness

Embrace a healthier lifestyle with exhibits featuring the latest in nutrition, wellness, and fitness products. Take advantage of interactive workshops and wellness zones for a truly immersive experience.

Fashion & Style

Meet designers and stylists who’ll help keep you on-trend with the latest in fashion and style. From affordable basics to designer labels, our exhibitors offer a wide range of clothing and accessories for every style and budget.

World of Taste

Satisfy your palate with a variety of food and drink exhibitors, from local artisanal products to international cuisine. Try new and exciting flavors, discover unique products, and connect with food industry experts.

Vegan & Sustainable

Discover ethical and sustainable products that make a difference in the world. From eco-friendly fashion to plant-based food and cruelty-free beauty products, explore the latest innovations and trends in ethical living.

Artisans Marketplace

Get your Christmas shopping done early! The Artisans Marketplace celebrates all things crafty, unique and Canadian featuring a unique shopping experience for handmade products: gourmet foods, crafts, jewellery, and more!

Home & Design

Explore the world of design, décor and lifestyle. Featuring top home décor exhibitors, unique products and services, this is the perfect place to discover new ideas and inspiration for your living space.

Travel & Adventure

Experience the world of adventure and explore exotic destinations, all while meeting with expert travel advisors and companies who will help you make your dream trip a reality. The world is at your fingertips!

Marketplace

Discover local entrepreneurs and small business owners and support their endeavors. Shop unique products and services, connect with passionate business owners, and help drive the local economy.

Reach the Most Powerful Consumers in the Marketplace

Women have long been recognized as a driving force in the global economy making the majority of household purchasing decisions across a wide range of industries. From food and beverages to health and wellness, home goods, and more, women are the key decision-makers who have the power to shape the marketplace. This influence is only increasing as more women join the workforce and gain greater economic power, making them an essential audience for any business looking to succeed in today’s marketplace.

  • Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases, and influence up to 95% of total purchases.
  • Women are the primary decision-makers for household purchases in 85% of Canadian homes.
  • Women are the driving force behind multiple consumer segments including health and wellness (80%), home (91%), food (84%), beauty (93%), and travel (88%).
  • 86% of women visit a show to make a purchase.
  • 83% of women make purchases with vendors after visiting a show.

Why Exhibit?

Exhibit at the West Coast Women’s Show to tap into the immense purchasing power of women in Western Canada. Women are the most powerful consumers in the marketplace, and our show provides a unique opportunity to engage with this demographic, generate leads, and make sales. Don’t miss out on the chance to increase your visibility, connect with potential customers, and drive revenue.

Build Relationships

The show effectively delivers the retail spending power of 60,000+ consumers; reach one woman, and you reach 28 others in her personal circle or network!

Targeted Audience

Our show visitors live in some of the fastest growing communities in all of Canada! Reach a qualified audience of highly engaged women — the most powerful consumers.

Spending Power

Not only do our attendees spend over $1.6 million during their visit, over 80% say they will be making purchases with exhibitors after the show!

Experiential Marketing

88% of consumers said that if they enjoy an experiential interaction with a product or service away from the store, they’ll usually remember to add it to their shopping list.

$400,000 Ad Campaign

Big shows have big advertising budgets. Our advertising & publicity campaign is valued at over $400,000 and includes newspaper, TV, radio, email, and social media.

Product Launch

The show provides an ideal platform for introducing new products and services, gathering feedback from potential customers, and generating valuable leads for future sales.

Celebrity Speakers

The show is renowned for its celebrity speakers and special presentations. Some of our previous celebrities include Cheryl Hickey, Bif Naked, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Colin & Justin, Chef Massimo Capra, Stephanie Labbé, and dozens more!

Stay Connected

Build your own opt-in email and sales database at the show! All exhibitors receive their own year-round Online Listing along with opportunities for digital advertising and social media contests.

35 Years of Experience

Our professional show team leads the industry with over 35 years of success producing and marketing leading consumer shows, exhibitions, and special events at the largest facilities in BC.

The Can't-Miss Marketing Event of the Year

Bucking all retail trends with exhibitors across the board reporting their strongest year ever for both at-show sales and lead generation, the West Coast Women’s Show continues to be the best place to build year-round relationships with women – the most powerful and influential consumers in the marketplace.

Read what our exhibitors from 2022 are saying about the show.

We have been absolutely blown away not only by the reception here at the show, but by everything that the West Coast Women’s Show team have done to promote the show. The reception here at the show has been amazing. We have already signed up for next year!
Sansorium
Kathryn Hepher
It’s been super successful for us. We’ve been able to engage with thousands of consumers, and it’s been such a great quality of consumer. It’s been very busy from start to finish. We have gone through more apples than I thought possible!
Cosmic Crisp
Nicole Finelli
Our company had the most amazing experience and have already prebooked for the 2023 show. We are definitely getting a bigger booth next year! We booked very last minute and the management team for the show was so wonderful and accommodating. I can’t sing their praises enough.
Newleaf Total Wellness Centre
DeVera Nybo
Terrific show! My only regret is not having more staff there to accommodate your amazing turnout! We are looking to book a 20x30 in the same location next year!
BC Skincare Solutions
Leoz Rafaeli
This show has been fantastic! We always get great people at the booth. Even the vendors talk about how much fun they have at the show. We raised a record amount for BCSPCA this weekend. Again, thank you and your wonderful staff.
Your Choice To Donate
Lori King
Thank you West Coast Women's Show for an amazing weekend, and everyone for the overwhelming love and support!
What'soup
Isabella Almeida
You guys have been just amazing to work with. You have gone above and beyond for my booth staff this weekend. Thank you so so much for all you have done.
Norwex
Pam Sikma
That was such a fun show! We sold out of literally our entire product range – arriving with thousands of dollars worth of products and leaving with zero.
Oteas
Kris Lakatos
Really appreciate your awesome organizational skills. The show runs so smoothly, you make it look easy!
Sugar Free Please Foods
June Alexander

Book Both Shows, Get 15% BC Place Discount

We are now accepting applications from new exhibitors. For the best booth choices and to receive priority booking, submit your application now indicating your top 4 booth choice locations – we will be booking booth space for all new exhibitors in the order that we receive the applications.

As we will be holding two shows in 2023, exhibitors that participate in both the TRADEX and BC Place Stadium shows will receive a 15% discount on their BC Place invoice. Please note that the discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or sponsorship; and will only apply if the exhibit space booked for the TRADEX show is at least the same size as that booked for the BC Place Stadium show.

Sponsors and Media Partners

Thank you to our sponsors and media partners! They are an integral part of the West Coast Women’s Show’s continued success.

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