Exhibitor Information - Western Retail Lumber Association

Why Exhibit?

In 2018 the WRLA Buying Show generated over $4.3 Million in sales. 

Business is built upon the strength of relationships. One of our mandates is to help our members connect to each other in meaningful ways. The WRLA Buying Show provides a unique opportunity to connect with your clients.

The WRLA Buying Show offers exhibitors a valuable opportunity to network with their clients and potential new clients. There are numerous events that take place during the Buying Show, including the Opening Night Event, complimentary lunches on Thursday and Friday, Live Stage Demos, the AGM, and the Closing Night Gala. These events bring thousands of LBM Industry professionals together.

Each event is an opportunity to do business.

For Exhibitors:

  • Over $4.3 Million in sales
  • Face-to-face sales opportunities and a captive audience 
  • Networking opportunities during the show and after-hours at numerous other events

Join us on January 16 – 18, 2019 in Calgary.

Showcase your latest products, trends, and information in the industry

The WRLA has received feedback from our members that they are interested in the latest industry trends and are always looking for new products and services. Surveys, emails, and in-person conversations have all confirmed that WRLA members are looking for innovations to bring into their retail locations. The WRLA Buying Show is the place retailers go for the latest in industry innovations. 

That's why we encourage exhibitors to bring their latest products, trends, and information to the Buying Show. The WRLA Buying Show is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends, and technologies. There are opportunities to showcase your new product or service at your booth, and on the Live Stage, as well as at numerous events throughout the week. 

The WRLA Buying Show is where retailers in the Western Canadian lumber and home improvement industry come to place orders with national suppliers and source new products. The Buying Show is your opportunity to build business. Don't miss out!

Retailers come ready to buy.
Show attendees from across western Canada come prepared to make purchase decisions.

Showcase new products & show / pallet specials.
Showcase and sell your new products/services and specials as a highlight of this two-day show.

Develop partnerships.
Build relationships with retailers and industry partners and grow your business.

Let the orders come to you.
Save on the costs of traveling sales people and let your customers come to you.

Fun convention events
From our traditional opening night reception and industry gala to member hospitality suites, speaker and educational functions, our events are designed to connect our members and build on your relationships.

2018 WRLA Buying Show


  • In order to exhibit at the 2018 WRLA Buying Show, you must be a WRLA member.
  • Membership cost is $369 + GST. (subject to change)
  • If you are not a member but would like to exhibit, click here for more information on Membership applications. Please indicate on the application that you would like to exhibit at the show.

To book a booth and become an exhibitor, call Liz Kovach at 1-800-661-0253 or LKovach@wrla.org.

Booth Rental Cost :

Each 10 x 10 inline (inside) booth is $1,500 + GST
Each 10 x 10 endcap is $1,700 + GST
(subject to change)

What is included in your booth rental:

  • Pipe & Drape
  • Booth Carpet
  • 1 Electrical Outlet (per exhibitor)
  • Wireless Internet (unsecured)
  • FREE Buffet Lunch

Exhibitor Guide:

Click on the PDF links below to download each section of the Exhibitor Guide. Please read the guide carefully.

To Do's Before the Show

BMO Calgary Stampede Order Forms

Booth & Display Material Rental - GES Order Forms

GES - Order Forms & Services (Printable Version, inlcudes forms for Rentals and Shipping)

CLICK HERE to Order your booth rentals online!

Shipping Your Freight

ABF Freight Systems Canada Ltd. Booth #942 (behind Can-Cell)

Mark Romanowicz, Regional Tradeshow Specialist

ABF Warehouse for Advanced Freight - please contact Mark Romanowicz

We look forward to servicing your trade show needs. Call us today! TF: 1-800-668-7888 or

Direct Tel: 905-458-5888 * Fax: 905-458-3434 * Français seulement: 1-800-361-6935, 514-636-1490

 ABF Freight Forms


YRC Reimer, Calgary – booth #940 (behind Can-Cell)

Bruce Norcott –Exhibit Coordinator

Direct Tel: 403-723-9815 * Cell: 403-312-3607 * Fax: 403-279-9221

YRC Reimer Customer Support Center 1.877.330.3321

YRC Reimer Shipping BOL Forms 

Customs Broker

For all customs needs we recommend you deal directly with a broker. If you choose to ship with a courier, such as UPS or FedEX, please ensure all necessary information is included on the shipping labels.  

CLICK HERE for Shipping Information

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