Event Invite

On Friday, April 26, join IDC in Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Construction Association for three practically-oriented panels and Q&A sessions with leading design professionals!

These panels are part of IDC’s Industry Sales Professionals Course (ISPC), a custom course tailored exclusively to meet the needs of architecture and design industry sales professionals, and an opportunity to learn, network, and connect!

Building on the success of last year’s ISPC Manitoba, which consisted of one panel, we are excited to announce that – due to popular demand – this year’s offering has been expanded to include three expert-led panels!

Event Schedule:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Panel 1: General Contractor, Sub trade, and Sales Rep – Working with Interior Designers
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. | Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Panel 2: Approaches to Residential Design
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Coffee break
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Panel 3: Approaches to Commercial Design
  • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Networking Happy Hour

Panel 1: General Contractor, Sub trade, and Sales Rep – Working with Interior Designers

This panel will address the various roles involved in the successful design and construction of a project – from Specification and general contractor roles to sub trade and designers. Panelists will also address important project considerations and what they entail, such as timelines, tasks, requirements, and the communication involved.

Jaret Horbatiuk 
Principal, Tractus Projects

Maureen Doyle
Principal, Senior Interior Designer, Synyshyn Architecture Interior Design Inc.

Jamie Fissel
President, Winwood Millwork Inc.

Greg Barre
Regional Sales Director, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, McKillican International, Inc

Panel 2: Approaches to Residential Design

What are some of the most effective tips for building lasting, mutually beneficial working relationships with professional interior designers? What are designers looking for when they receive a visit from an industry sales representative? What are their main pressures and pain points, and how can industry representatives help to solve those to deliver added value? How do designers like to be sold to, and what completely turns them off? These questions, and more, will be answered during this frank session.

Rob Everitt
President, Everitt Design Associates Limited

Lisa Duxbury
Partner, Glénat Duxbury Interior Design

Amanda Minuk
Founding Partner and Professional Interior Designer, Design Shop Inc.

Patrick Carroll
Showroom Manager, The Ensuite – Bath, Kitchen, Lighting, Hardware

Panel 3: Approaches to Commercial Design

What are some of the industry’s most challenging aspects of commercial projects today? How has this sector evolved over the last decade and has the role and relationship of industry reps changed how a design project unfolds?

Jason Robbins
Lead Architect, Defence & Public Safety Sector, AECOM

Danielle Payne
Associate / Professional Interior Designer, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design

Lindsay Nesbitt
Partner, Rodych Integrated Design Inc. (RIDI)

This event is FREE for PIDIM Interior Designers.  Includes Lunch and Coctail Hour