How Metro Came to Be

The association that created Vancouver’s most unique apparel buying trade-show.

In 2012, the womenswear and menswear associations amalgamated and METRO was created. As of February 2012, the METRO, jsix and WAM markets all joined under one banner to create Vancouver’s largest apparel, multi-venue industry buying show, the METRO Show. This affiliation has linked agents and businesses representing all segments of the fashion apparel, footwear, giftware and sporting goods industry for ladies, men, children and youth.

Membership is available to Sales Representatives of:
-The fashion apparel, footwear, accessories, giftware, and sporting goods industry for women, men, and children.

-Related businesses such as retail solutions (retail software, retail business management companies, display & merchandising products, loss prevention).


Welcome to METRO!

Our METRO show continues to grow and we welcome  the new selling season with anticipation.

We have new choices, new challenges, new results ahead  –  all part of a wonderful changing industry.

To help us all reach our goals and increase our growth we are offering a NEW SPEAKER SERIES in September.  Canadian Retail Solutions are back to offer their Retailer Self-Assessment – How do you compare to the BEST stores?  Find out as you grade yourself  in 5 key areas of business. (Customer Relationship Management, Marketing, Selling, Retail Technology, Cash Flow & Profitability).

METRO offers these series for all of us to learn and take new methods and ideas back to our own respective businesses.  We, as a Board, hope you all participate and see where these small FREE seminars take you.

In August, METRO is holding a SOCIAL EVENT at the One Under – Urban Golf Club.  Located in Vancouver’s Financial District, please come and have a drink on us, some light food and try out your golf swing!

This year I am again reminded of how much I appreciate the relationships I have with retailers  and agents in our business.  I do know that The Board wants to thank you all for being a part of our shows and our ever changing business.   We all have each other to thank for making it all work.

To continued success!

Your  President, METRO

Maizie Thorleifson


2017-2018 METRO Executive

Members of the Executive will be in attendance at METRO Shows. Please feel free to drop by their agencies with your comments or concerns.


Maizie Thorleifson  –  Maizie T Accessories

Past President

Norm Cardinal – Cardinal & Associates

Vice President

Randy Morris –Randy Morris Agencies Ltd


Michael Feinstein – Feinstein Agencies


Evan Shotropa – Plan A


Joey Feinstein – Feinstein Agencies

John Knapton – Knapton Agencies Ltd.

Kerry Lawrence – DEX Clothing

Chris Walter – Virgaries Sales Ltd.

Tyson Adams – TyCo Sales

David Rankin – David Rankin Sales Agencies

Warren Schindler – Terry Schindler & Associates