Monday, March 16, 2020 -- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Marketplace Events has cancelled 10 events, including the Montreal National Home Show, and postponed five other shows originally scheduled to take place between March 13 to April 19, 2020.

Unless prohibited by public health authorities, Marketplace Events will run their fall 2020 shows and full roster of 75 shows scheduled for 2021.

As with previous cancellations since the company’s inception in 2008, Marketplace Events will apply exhibitor payments to future shows, not refund exhibitor payments. For consumers who already purchased tickets to attend one of the 15 shows, Marketplace Events is offering options to use tickets for any other show in the market produced by the company in 2020 or 2021, donating the cost of their ticket to Habitat for Humanity or receiving a refund. To donate or receive a refund, consumers should complete this form.

The company has cancelled events in the past in West Palm Beach, New Orleans and most recently, in suburban Washington, D.C. and Raleigh – all due to severe weather, and have followed the same policy in all cases.

The decision to rollover exhibitor payments to future shows is not one taken lightly. Under these extraordinary circumstances we can best balance the long-term needs of our customers by doing what is necessary now to ensure these shows continue in the future. Carrying over exhibitor payments is critical to making sure that happens.

The company also announced today two weeks of mandatory vacation for all employees to begin March 23 through April 3. Anyone who calls or emails their show team during this shutdown will be directed to the proper senior manager who will respond during this two-week period.


Thank you for your patience. Be safe.


Tom Baugh
CEO, Marketplace Events


About us 

EXPO MEDIA is a Montreal-based company specialized in organizing large-scale consumer shows. In the fields of renovation, decoration, landscaping and travels, EXPO MEDIA guides its visitors in transforming their dreams into reality.

Founded in 2006, EXPO MEDIA’s expertise has already proven itself. Through its many initiatives, EXPO MEDIA draws over 500 000 visitors and more than 1000 exhibitors annually to its various exhibitions.

Over the past few years, EXPO MEDIA has succeeded in developing consumer shows that stand out for their innovation and the diversity of their products and services. The many reputable partners that have associated themselves with EXPO MEDIA’s events speaks to the steadfastness of EXPO MEDIA’s team in ensuring that its partners meet their marketing objectives. EXPO MEDIA’s professionalism is further evidenced by the team’s dedication to pleasing its exhibitors and visitors.



EXPO MEDIA owns and produces the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show. EXPO  MEDIA, a private company headquartered in Montreal, also manages the Montreal National Home Show, the Fall and February HomeExpo Shows, the Ottawa Home and Garden Show, the Ottawa Fall Home Show, and the Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show, all owned by Marketplace Events.



Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 38 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, and nine holiday shows. The 63 combined events, in 28 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 2.8 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. www.marketplaceevents.com.