Tradeshows Per Year
Woman's Shows since 1993
Years in Business
Sorta Big Dog

The Solution to a Problem

Family Productions Inc. started as a solution to a problem many years ago. In the early 90’s Louise found herself with a dilemma on her hands that many women face – how do you balance work with raising children? The answer came in the form of a commission sales position with the Edmonton Woman’s Show that allowed Louise to work partially from home.

Shortly after starting with the Edmonton Woman’s Show, Louise realized that she had a passion for this consumer tradeshow. Although the Show was not doing well in those days, she saw the potential that existed. When word got out that the Show was up for sale, Louise jumped on the opportunity to take it on, and made the commitment to build it into what she had long envisioned. 31 years later, and the Edmonton Woman’s Show is still going strong. So strong in fact, that there have been 2 Shows each year since 1997.

There have been hundreds of colourful stories of success from exhibitors, sponsors and attendees that have come out of the Show. Ask anyone who has attended a few times and they will be able to tell you their favourite feature, celebrity, ad campaign, and favourite moment from the Edmonton Woman’s Show. It has become a celebration of women – a gathering, a community, an entity of its own.

The Next Steps

But that’s only the history of the Edmonton Woman’s Show. Along the way Louise added various tradeshows that struck a vision in her mind. The Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show was a Louise original, started in 2000 with the tremendous help and support of the ski and snowboard community. The Pet Expo has done a 360 and has become one of the premiere animal events since Family Productions Inc. took it over in 2001. The Mom, Pop, & Tots Fair has been a staple for families with young children for over a decade, with FPI producing it since 2000. With all of these tradeshows, Family Productions Inc. was born in 1998.

If you do the math, that is five tradeshows per year. Break it down further, and you’ve got over 40,600 tradeshow attendees, thousands of exhibitors, dozens of sponsors, well over $730,000 worth of advertising, and a heck of a lot of fun per year! Multiply that by Twenty years, and that’s a whole lot of experience in the tradeshow industry. You can bet money that the folks at Family Productions Inc. have seen and heard just about everything under the sun when it comes to tradeshows. Numbers aside, what this all means is a wealth of knowledge and success backing you when you do a Family Productions Inc. tradeshow.

The Name

The inspiration for the name came from Louise’s northern Alberta upbringing. Northern Alberta is a place where everybody knows everybody else. The strong sense of community provided a sort of extended family – even if it was not a biological one – and the ways of the North have always stuck in Louise’s mind. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, Family Productions Inc. has become a family-run business in 2002. The entire team, blood relation or not, is family. Building strong relationships are important in every aspect of life, whether it is with family, friends, or business associates. Family Productions Inc. concentrates on creating meaningful and lasting relationships with its exhibitors, sponsors, and visitors, and in a sense brings them all in to be part of the family!

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