PID Agency is a company that has been operating for over 25 years to promote design locally, nationally and internationally from Montreal UNESCO City of Design. Its principal activities are SIDIM – Design Show, the INTÉRIEURS magazine, the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN awards, and the DESIGN & THE CITY guide.

The management team is led by Ginette Gadoury and Brigitte who have extensive experience in the promotion of design, in the organization of exhibitions, in magazine publishing and also in the organization of missions and contests. Ginette Gadoury is also the instigator of the first design magazine in Quebec, Décormag which was created in 1972. The main mission of the company is the development and promotion of the design industry, specifically the industrial design, interior and architecture, and related industries related to the built environment. Through its various products, the company has the most complete and comprehensive databank of the industry in Quebec. In addition the team has shown in the past its competence and talent to organize major events and deal with international stakeholders, whether governments, companies and journalists.

2017

 

1960

Ginette Gadoury studied interior design at the Institute of Applied Arts and in Entrepreneurship at HEC. Then in 1967 she opened a design consultancy firm, in 1970 she joined the firm Histart architects.

1972

Creation of Décormag by Ginette Gadoury, Quebec’s first magazine devoted to interior design, the beginning of the magazine industry in Quebec.

1986

Picard report; Report on the development areas of the city of Montreal. Ginette Gadoury is a consultant for the study in design. The design is considered as one of six areas of development of the city of Montreal.

1988

Creation of the Médiathèque du Design and PID Agency (productions interface design).

1989

Brigitte Gadoury joins the company. Creation of SIDIM – Design Show. SIDIM is then positioned as an international event VS IIDEX (Show in Toronto) which was positioned as the National Salon (across Canada).

1996

Creation of INTÉRIEURS, a prestigious magazine of international calibre that plays an important role in promoting design and the international influence of Montreal.

2002

Beginning of the international development program of the Médiathèque du Design and partnership with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, MAMROT.

2006

Montreal was appointed a UNESCO City of Design and Mayor Gérald Tremblay in his speech and in his statement stressed the importance of the SIDIM and Ginette Gadoury in getting the nomination. The INTÉRIEURS becomes bilingual and is distributed in specialized kiosks alongside other international magazines, Quebec, Toronto and New York.

2007

Creation of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN awards.

2008

Creation of the design guide INTÉRIEURS EN VILLE.

2009

Study by Group SECOR, funded by MAMROT and MDEIE which, in the positioning of SIDIM, demonstrates the importance of international expansion and the development of private and government partnerships.

2011

Creation of SIDIM IN THE CITY

2013

25th anniversary of SIDIM. SIDIM is the only Design Exhibition in Canada under Canadian ownership.

2015

Creation of the DESIGN & THE CITY guide.
 

1960