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BUILDEX Vancouver

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February 15 & 16, 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre West

2023 Features

ICBA CEO Breakfast

ICBA kicks off BUILDEX on Wed., Feb. 15 at 8:00am with the 24th Annual CEO Breakfast. Join Vancouver Mayor, Ken Sim alongside Bob Rennie, founder of rennie, and ICBA President Chris Gardner, for an insightful conversation facilitated by CKNW radio host Jas Johal covering everything from housing supply and poor planning to red tape and skyrocketing rents.

Date and time: 

Wed.Feb.15, 8:00am – 9:30am    

This event is invitation only

Workforce Solutions Centre

Sponsored by BCCA

NEW for 2023: The Workforce Solutions Centre sponsored by BCCA provides a hub at the heart of Western Canada’s largest building and construction show to facilitate the exchange of information, connections and solutions between employers, employees, government bodies, young professionals and industry partners. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:00am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Greenbuild Pavilion

NEW for 2023: The world’s largest event for green building professionals is partnering with BUILDEX. Greenbuild is coming to BUILDEX Vancouver to provide a curated exhibition experience and networking. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

Climate Resiliency & Retrofit Learning Lab

NEW for 2023: The Learning Lab will feature seminars from global leaders showcasing the latest advancements in climate resiliency and building retrofits. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Live Floorplans and Exhibitor Listings

NEW for 2023: Explore the tradeshow floor before you attend! Discover innovative suppliers exhibiting at BUILDEX Vancouver 2023, connect with them in advance, and make the most of your time with detailed exhibitor company listings and an interactive trade show floorplan. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

PropTech Innovation Showcase

New for 2023: Your search for the latest Property Management technology ends here! Find new-to-market PropTech solutions, discover what key opinion leaders make of them, and ask your questions at the BUILDEX Innovation Showcase. BUILDEX and a panel of industry experts will examine, question, and demystify innovative technological solutions for the property management industry. 

Date and time: 

Thurs.Feb.16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

BUILDEX On Demand

NEW for 2023: Watch select educational sessions and demonstrations recorded at BUILDEX Vancouver on demand after the show, PLUS other video content from the Buildings Canada portfolio of events. 


Coming soon!

BUILDEX Industry Networking Reception

Back by popular demand: Reconnect with industry peers and make new contacts as professionals from all sectors of the building industry come together at the BUILDEX Industry Networking Reception. Head to the Central Bar for a complimentary drink between 4:30pm and 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 15. 

Date and time: 

Wed. Feb.15, 4:30pm – 6:00pm 

BUILDEX Main Stage

The BUILDEX Main Stage is the grandstand for big ideas, industry Keynotes, and community partners at the heart of the tradeshow floor. Industry leaders, innovators and community practitioners will use this platform to discuss a range of issues changing the way we design, construct, and manage BC’s real estate. All sessions on the BUILDEX Main Stage are free to attend. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm 

BC Wood Pavilion

The BC Wood Pavilion at BUILDEX features locally sourced and produced wood products from some of BC’s top manufacturers and suppliers. Come and visit the show floor to learn more about innovative wood architecture and engineering, BC’s forest resources, wood industry advancements and services and more. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

BCIT Construct Café

Join us at Construct Café sponsored by BCIT School of Construction and the Environment, the leading contributor of trades, engineering, and applied and natural sciences professionals in BC. Learn about their programs that provide hands-on, practical education and offer certificates, diplomas, micro credentials, bachelor’s and master’s degrees that lead to successful careers as skilled tradespersons, technicians, technologists and professional engineers. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

PAMA Education, Sourcing and Networking for Property Managers

Visit the PAMA Networking Area for products and services specifically tailored to the property management industry. Looking for new insights, learnings and updates for professional strata and rental property managers? Check out PAMA’s stream of educational seminars on the BUILDEX conference program.

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

TECHCENTRIC Stage

TECHCENTRIC is the focal point for innovation and technology on the BUILDEX tradeshow floor. Here, an industrial-style conference stage is set amongst emerging technology start-ups and internationally renowned software providers. TECHCENTRIC is the home of technology at BUILDEX. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 5:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16, 9:30am – 4:00pm

IDIBC Afternoon at BUILDEX

Expand your mind and strengthen your practice with two educational seminars and the Interior Design Keynote, supported by the Interior Designers Institute of BC and accredited by IDCEC. 

Wednesday, Feb. 15th: 

10:30am - W19: Interior Design Keynote: People, Places, and Culture in the new Work Paradigm 

1:00pm- W30: Design for Disassembly  

2:00pm- W44: Green Micro-Credentials Explained

Free to Attend Sessions

Extended programming and free to attend educational sessions, product demonstrations and Keynote discussions on the BUILDEX Tradeshow Floor. Join your choice seminars as BUILDEX explores four key themes currently driving the built environment: Climate Resiliency & Retrofits, Decarbonization & Electrification, Innovative Building Technologies, and Workforce Solutions. 

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 4:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm

BUILDEX Central Bar & Networking Hub

Relax, refresh, and reconnect with industry colleagues at the BUILDEX Central Bar & Networking Hub at the center of the BUILDEX tradeshow floor.

Dates and times: 

Wed.Feb.15, 9:30am – 6:00pm  

Thu.Feb.16,  9:30am – 4:00pm