Exhibitor Information

Design City 2016 at Print World

Now in its eighth year, Design City 2016 continues to be supported by the success and experience of proven exhibition producers. This year, it will be featured as a "show within a show" at Print World, Canada’s largest showcase for the graphic arts and printing industry in this year.

Design City is produced by North Island Publishing, publishers of Graphic Monthly Canada and is supported by Design Edge Canada magazine.

Vendors List

Design City is specially designed for vendors selling to graphic designers, including:

  • Paper mills
  • Paper merchants (specification sales)
  • Stock photo companies
  • Software vendors
  • Commercial printers
  • Design hardware/peripherals
  • Publishers
  • Training services
  • And anyone who sells to graphic designers

Design City's past exhibitors include:

  • Accu Litho Services
  • Adobe Systems (presenting at the Adobe Software Theatre)
  • Accu Litho Services
  • Anstey Book Binding
  • Archetype Bag Makers
  • Asia Pulp and Paper
  • Bigstock
  • Cascades Fine Paper
  • CJ Graphics
  • Colour Innovations
  • Crestock
  • Design Edge Canada
  • Entire Imaging Solutions Inc.
  • Flash Reproductions
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada
  • Fotoware-Laidback Solutions
  • GetStock
  • Graphic Direction
  • High Print Co.
  • HTX - Huntex Group Inc.
  • Iggesund Paperboard
  • iStockphoto
  • Japanese Paper Place
  • Look Like A Hero
  • Majic Paper
  • Moveable
  • PEFC Canada
  • Pearson Technology Group/Peachpit Press
  • Quark
  • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) of Ontario
  • SFI - Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • SGS Group
  • Shutterstock
  • Specialties Graphic Finishers
  • Stick and Peel
  • Tembec Enterprises
  • Trade Pocket Folders
  • The Silver Sign
  • Ultima Displays Canada
  • Your Web Department

Your Experience

We promise to deliver a professionally-run, well-supported, and high-profile show at Design City 2016. Our sales team will be there for you, helping to make your exhibiting experience a successful one.

Your support includes:

  • Access to a large audience of over 1,200 graphic designers in North America’s third largest design city
  • No-hassle booth packages offering everything you need
  • Great hours that don't hollow out your week-day selling time
  • Vigorous, targeted, and fully-integrated promotion in Design Edge Canada magazine and other North Island Graphics Group print and online brands
  • A totally new venue for reaching graphic designers in Canada and the northeastern United States
  • Exhibitor profiles and listings in the Nov/Dec show issue of Design Edge Canada
  • Exhibitor logo and link on show website www.DesignCityShow.com

In addition, we put a lot of effort into attracting the biggest crowd of buyers to this event.

Our integrated marketing strategy includes promotions in print, online, and face-to-face.

We also have brands that can reach out to graphic designers in the print and publishing industries in Canada.

Dedicated Promotions for Design City

  • Show advertising in the Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec issues of Design Edge Canada
  • Additional print advertising in Graphic Monthly Canada magazine
  • Web banners on DesignEdgeCanada.com
  • E-mail banners on the biweekly e-mail Design Edge Express News Bulletin
  • Dedicated e-mail promotions
  • Dedicated DesignCityShow.com web site

Additional Marketing & Event Support for Print World

  • Promotion and pre-show coverage in all major Canadian graphic arts trade magazines, including Graphic Monthly Canada
  • Co-branding opportunities and direct marketing programs
  • Sponsorship/promotional tools to generate exposure outside your booth
  • Opportunities for exhibitors to hold presentations right on the show floor
  • Unanimous Canadian industry support—we work with major industry associations and partner with all of Canada’s graphic arts and printing publications
  • VIP receptions, industry meetings, breakfast keynote and other networking opportunities

Space Rates (all rates in Canadian funds)

Package A includes:

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space
  • carpet (black)
  • draped backwall and side rails
  • empty crate storage and return
  • pre-show print and online promotion
  • Regular: $2,500 Cdn

Package B includes:

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space
  • carpet (black)
  • hardwall booth
  • display counter
  • 3-shelf literature racks
  • 2 stools
  • booth signage at top if required (block letters)
  • draped backwall and side rails if required
  • empty crate storage and return
  • pre-show print and online promotion
  • Regular: $3,600 Cdn

NOTE: Electricity, and Internet available for additional charge and must be ordered through booth management; booth cleaning is not included. Contact show management for further details and to order booth packages.

Show Management

Design City is produced by North Island Publishing,
8-1606 Sedlescomb Dr., Mississauga ON Canada L4X 1M6.
Toll-free: 800-331-7408. Tel: 905-625-7070.


Angela Rush,
Account Manager
Tel: 905-625-7070, ext. 252

Sandy Donald,
Show & Account Manager
Tel: 905-625-7070, ext. 230

Click here to download space application

Click here to download the Exhibitor Prospectus


Direct Energy Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Click here for map and directions


Saturday, Nov 19 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Nov 20 - 10am to 5pm
Monday, Nov 21 - 10am to 5pm

Design City 2016 is a show within a show at Print World 2016
Nov. 19-21, 2016

More info: 905-625-7070

2014 Featured Sponsors
3L Display Inc.
4Over, Inc
A + A Graphics Canada Inc.
Accenta Display Corp.
Advertising Specialty Institute
AFIX Canada
AICAN Graphics
Announcement Converters
Depositphotos Inc.
Design Edge Canada
Duo Display Canada
Epson Canada
EZ Trade Signs
Full Color Printing & Display Ltd.
Grafik' Art Montreal
GTI Graphic Technology, Inc.
Illu Display Inc.
Jelly Labels Inc.
Keng Seng Enterprises Inc.
MPI Print Inc.
Multi Color Tech Inc.
PengShen Printing Co., Ltd.
PressWise by SmartSoft
Printer Gateway Inc.
Regional Graphic Design Awards
Rich Print Solutions
Rolland Enterprises
Signocity Inc.
Signs R Us
Simple Signman
Sina Printing
Sterling Marking Products Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
Teckmark Label Inc.
Tembec Kallima Paper
TMAX Images Inc.
Ultima Displays Canada
Verde fastframe
VIPColor Technology