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Wood Surface Finishing Prep – Wednesday, Nov 1 Offsite

TCFS
Nov 1 Taurus Craco Finishing Symposium
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  $49.00

Programmed by the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, this offsite, pre-show event at the Taurus Craco showroom will focus on sanding and surface preparation for finishes of all types.  

 

Finishing Materials and Techniques - Thursday, Nov 2

T02
Developments in water-based and polyurethane finishing
Darren Christiansen

8:20 am– 9:00 am $60

Darren Christiansen, the resident expert at ICA, talks about trending chemistries.

 

T01
Finishing Research in Grain Raising & Atomization
Prof. Phil Evans, University of British Columbia

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60

Ongoing research into what happens during sanding and surface prep will be revealed.

 

T04 
Trends in Cabinet Finishing 

Rob Penfold, Katilac Coatings

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60

 Examing trending Italian polyester finishes and a look at formaldehyde-free coating systems. The session will include a case study of a finishing operation.

 

 T09
Automation in Finishing Equipment

Andrew Scott

11:00 am – 11:50 am $60

Venjakob’s Andrew Scott takes a wide-ranging look at how far finishing automation has come.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.

 

T03
Troubleshooting Finishing Problems
Moderated by Jason Chiu

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm $60

This final conference session of the track brings together presenters to answer your questions.. 

Attendees from both tracks then depart for the Pro-Ply Plant Tour

PT
Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants.

 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m Free Reception – Commissary between Halls 1 & 2

Cabinet Production & Design - Thursday, Nov 2

T05
We Build Better Kitchen Cabinets and We Can Prove It!
Sandra Wood, Executive Director, CKCA and Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting

8:20 am - 9:00 am $60.00

CKCA re-launched its certification program in June 2017.  This industry tool not only sets a benchmark in the industry, it can also help manufacturers compete in the market.  Learn what is involved in certifying your products and how to turn this into a valuable marketing tool to strengthen sales of Canadian built kitchen cabinets.

 

T06
10 big productivity ideas for small budgets
Jim Lawrence, Avondale Cabinets

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

Voluble and insightful, popular presenter Lawrence walks you through practical advice that can make any show more productive.

 

T10

Marriage of Design & Automation – Software Today
Moderated by Harry Urban

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

A look at the state of cabinet design software with examples drawn from the show floor.

 

T07
Your face, my face, snap face -The World of Social Media
Denis Staples, Deslaurier Custom Cabinets

11:00 am - 11:50 am $60.00

Deslaurier Cabinets president and author Denis Staples gets on choosing the right platforms, retaining followers and keeping them engaged, and using analytics to your advantage.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Group Lacasse
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.

 

T08
Advance Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
TBD

1:20 pm – 2:15 pm $60.00

A look at cabinet companies that have optimized production using ERP systems and methodical production.

Attendees from both tracks then depart for the Pro-Ply Plant Tour

 

PT
Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants.

 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m Free Reception – Commissary between Halls 1 & 2

 Trends in Panel & Hardware - Friday, Nov 3

F04
Understanding the new NAAWS Manual

Nick Anastas, AWMACS

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

Learn what’s in the new architectural millwork standards, and why AWMACS felt new standards needed to be developed.

 

F01
Panel Primer: What Woodworkers Should Know

Pat French, UCFP

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

Fundamentals on classic panels covers performance capability

 

F09

Machining Materials – Moderated by Bill Esler

11:00 am - 11:55 am $60.00

We’ll look at new demands on machining workpieces to meet requirements of trends like zero joint edgebanding, plus the new generations of smart and silent tooling.

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)
Superior Cabinets, an Overnight Success the Making Decades in the Making - a story about Superior's turnaround, with lots of good lessons for success from Scott Hodson’s playbook.

 

F02
Panel Color & Surface Trends
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm $60.00

Drawing on designers from the International Centre showrooms, we’ll look at trending colors and finishes in panel from suppliers at WMS.

 

F03
Hardware Trends Roundup.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm $60.00

Next generation fasteners, new cabinetry storage solutions, and functional hardware developments at WMS

Woodshop Best Practices - Friday, Nov 3

 

F05
What to Charge: FDMC Pricing Study
Will Sampson, FDMC Magazine

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

The latest data that continues to show wide variances in what cabinetmakers charge for identical projects.

 

F06
Sales is Vanity, Profit is Sanity
Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

Lean fanatic Brad Cairns, who also owns Signature Wood Systems, brings his infectious energy to this session that underscores the value of lean management.

 

F07
Lean Principles in Action: Panel Discussion
Mike Baker, Blue Water Wood Alliance

11:00 am - 11:55 am $60.00

Ontario woodshops in this regional cooperative organization share gains they made running lean operations.

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)
The reinvention of Superior Cabinets is one of the great business stories of Canada.

 

F08
Industry 4.0 Update
Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm $60.00

Called the Next Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 links workers, customers, sales, and manufacturing in a seamless and productive network.

 

F10
New Technology in 2017 at WMS  
Panel Presentation

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm $60.00

We’re inviting WMS exhibitors to present new technologies that debuted in 2017.

 

Order Any Individual Event A la Carte

TCFS
Nov 1 Taurus Craco Finishing Symposium
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  $49.00

Programmed by the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, this offsite, pre-show event will focus on sanding and surface preparation for finishes of all types.  

 

PT
Nov 2 Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour*
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse*
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets*
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00
The reinvention of Superior Cabinets is one of the great business stories of Canada.

*Plant Tour, Lunches included with full-day Conference Pass