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KNOWSHOW IS AN ENGAGING B2B MARKETPLACE WHERE LEADING ACTION SPORT, LIFESTYLE AND FASHION BRANDS UNVEIL THEIR SEASONAL PRODUCTS TO CANADIAN RETAILERS. SITUATED IN WORLD CLASS VENUES, EACH BI-ANNUAL SHOW CONNECTS HUNDREDS OF UNIQUE RETAILERS AND THE BRANDS THAT THEY BUY FROM IN A CONCENTRATED SHOWCASE OF UPCOMING TRENDS, STYLES, AND PRODUCTS.

About the Show

Canada’s massive size and spread out population present a huge challenge for brands. With International production lead times consistently creeping forward and sales windows shortening, it is not realistic or cost effective for brands to travel to preview products with their shops. As many Canadian retailers are seldom visited by brand representatives, they must travel to properly purchase the products that stock their stores. 

The KNOWSHOW provides a perfect platform for industry leading brands and Canadian retailers to connect and do this business. Brands are able to tell their story in a relaxed but business based atmosphere, while retailers have the opportunity to see the best brands in one venue. The show has proven to be a success as it is a worthwhile investment for the exhibitors purchasing booth space and a valuable resource for retailers looking for the best selection of preeminent and upcoming brands.

Who Attends the Show?

The two yearly shows attract trend and thought leaders from around the country that will determine what end consumers will find in coming seasons.

The shows attendees are Canada's tastemakers and have fingers on the pulse of what is happening locally, nationwide and internationally.

Alongside the decision makers on the show floor, the show creates a real time forum for brands to market their next moves to countless fans and followers via multiple social networks. 

Where our business is now growing world wide, the KNOWSHOW is where we were able to debut our line and build a strong core of business in our own back yard,
— Herschel Supply Co-Founder, Lyndon Cormack.

VANCOUVER, DESTINATION CITY

Framed between the towering North Shore mountains and the deep blue of the Straight of Georgia, Vancouver's busy core hosts our attendees like no other city can. A bustling nightlife, five star multicultural cuisine, and incredible access to the best outdoor activities Supernatural British Columbia can offer make the KNOWSHOW as much of a rejuvenating escape as it is a benchmark for productivity.

Boasting a six acre "living roof" and a unique fish habitat built into the foundations of the building The KNOWSHOW is proud to call the Vancouver Convention Centre home. Built over land and water, the West Building is proud to be the first convention centre in the world to be given a LEED © Platinum certification.