We have temporarily removed our Exhibitor Prospectus Document
We’ll repost this document when the 2024 show is prepared. This 4-page document will answer most of your questions, about booth costs, what the show is about, who attends, and how to get the most out of your space.
About the Show
The Small Home Expo is about people who seek to have their lives reflect their values of being kind to the planet, living healthier lives, and having more flexibility. We connect them to vendors who can provide products and services that make small homes like condominiums, townhouses, and tiny houses look beautiful, enrich their lives, and contribute to a greener environment.
Whether fueled by economic, social or environmental reasons, the trend to live healthier lifestyles in smaller spaces continues to grow. Home organization becomes more important as we downsize. Quality nutrition becomes more important as we live longer, and enjoy more outdoor lifestyles. Millennials are buying or renting their first home, Baby Boomers are downsizing, and the interest in purchasing a Tiny Home has become a huge movement, especially throughout the West Coast. The payoffs for living smaller are economic freedom, less carbon footprint, and lifestyle improvements. As we continue to see these trends grow, the demand for products and services for living well in a small space will skyrocket.
Over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, 200+ booths and 20+ tiny homes in the tiny homes village. Other special features include our Art in Small Spaces display, as well as LOCAL makers from all over the Lower Mainland.
Quality Speaker Program
We’re lucky to have the best in the areas of interior design, health and fitness, nutrition, accessibility, home construction, storage and lifestyle, life with pets and kids, and so many other current issues affecting all of us.
A Festival Atmosphere
Attendees will be entertained with music, entertainment and food trucks! Displays are organized into “villages” and “neighbourhoods” grouped by category and market type.
Our Exhibitor Relations Staff are Ready to assist!
Karen has managed events of all sizes while working for a not-for-profit organization for 20+ years. From coordinating small committee meetings to managing a large annual international trade show, success was always found in her calm leadership skills and attention to detail. She’s also played the role of exhibitor, representing BC’s Horticulture Industry at several major US trade shows.
Sarah has worked in the event industry for over 20 years, including everything from large internationally-acclaimed events, to small intimate gatherings. She has worked with some of the biggest venues in BC, both as a team member, and a show producer. In 2021, BizBash, one of North America’s top event publications, named Sarah as one of the ‘Must-Know Event Pros’ in Canada. Her passion for events and the desire to grow and take on new challenges always keeps her engaged in the event industry.
Who attends the Small Home Expo?
Plus various parts of the US, Germany, Ireland, India, and others!)
Top Attendee Interests, Ranked
As surveyed, 2022
95% (A tie!) Storage Solutions AND Nutrition & Healthy Eating
89% Bathroom Upgrades or Options
86% Home Furnishings for Small Spaces
75% Tiny Houses & The Tiny House Lifestyle
70% Cooking, Dining, & Entertaining in Small Spaces
65% Lighting Ideas and Products
56% Travel & Mobile Lifestyles
51% Plants and Gardening and… Sleep & Bedding 51%
Our combination of home product and service providers fall into a few main categories.
Companies that Make a Home Look Beautiful
Small Space Builders & Designers
Wall Coverings and Paint
Textiles and Furnishings
Companies that Make a Home Feel Spacious
Space Saving Storage Solutions Companies
Small Space & Multi-Functional Furniture, Exercise Equipment
Kitchen Gadgets & Small Appliance Retailers
Bathroom Storage & Accessories
Companies that Help Make a Home Operate Efficiently
Smart Home Providers
Companies that Make a Home Greener
Energy-Efficient Upgrades like Windows and Doors
Balcony & Small Space Garden Products & Suppliers (plants, pots, patio furniture)
Companies that Support The Lifestyle of Living Large in a Small Home
Gourmet Food Products and Services
Travel and Mobile Lifestyle Consultants
Nutrition, Health & Wellness Products and Services
Companies that Build or provide Products for Tiny Houses
Tiny House Builders
High-End Construction and Finishing Products and Services
What about attendees?
How is the small Home Expo Marketed?
We market the Small Home Expo much the same way we market all of our other shows: using a combination of social media posts and paid advertising, paid web advertising, conventional print advertising, marketing at other events, signage, and marketing through our Exhibitors. We are heavily invested in online methods of advertising, because we know where our dollars go, and what part of our marketing is working.
We’re very interested in working with each of our Exhibitors on a 1:1 basis to form creative partnerships, and exploring all sorts of fresh ideas. If you’ve got an idea, reach out to our Marketing Manager, Peggy Richardson.
Connect With New, Motivated Customers
Nearly 6,000 small space enthusiasts attended the inaugural show in 2019. Our 2022 Event was approximately the same size. This will only get bigger! Capture motivated buyers who are looking for products and services to buy for their small space.
Your investment includes much more than a booth.
Our philosophy of “Beyond the Booth” means that we want to form partnerships with our Exhibitors that help them market their businesses year-round. (We do this for our other events, the Fraser Valley Wedding Festivals and the Westcoast Wellness Show, too.) This means things like finding ways to cross over other marketing, social media mentions, and plain, old-fashioned referrals that happen literally every day.
• YEAR-ROUND marketing of your business, including social media and cross-exposure
• Listing in our web-based directory
• Social media post highlights
• Complimentary tickets for your customers*
• Private Facebook Group for Exhibitor networking and support
• FREE display ad space in the show guide, Small Home Lifestyles with early booth booking!
*Limited quantity allocated to each Exhibitor, included with your booth.
** Please see your booth rep for details. Upgrades available.
2023 floor Plan
As we explore new dates and venues, floor plans are obviously subject to change, but you can download our intended plan here.
Please See The Registration Page For Discount Details.
What Exhibitors Said in 2019
We were overwhelmed with testimonials! Check out some of this feedback.