TORONTO - Registration is now open for the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. Canada's national wood manufacturing expo and conference runs November 2-4 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, in suburban Toronto.
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Registration for the expo floor is now live, including preliminary conference registration. Additional details on sessions will be posted over the next few weeks. Conference packages including lunch and a plant tour are available. This year WMS planners are also offering registration for individual sessions.
The biannual event is Canada's largest exhibition of woodworking technology and supplies. The 2017 edition is expected to draw thousands of wood industry business owners, execs and operators, to view more than 250 companies.
Expanded WMS Conference, Plant Tour
WMS continues its long-term partnerships with leading wood industry organizations in Canada, including the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing - CAWP - at the University of British Columbia, as well as the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers of Canada, and the Bluewater Wood Alliance.
CAWP was instrumental in assembling a Educational Steering Committee for WMS. The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services, and conducts and coordinate applied research and development.
The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, which relaunched its certification program in March 2017, will provide an update at WMS on the changes in the new program. The CKCA Certification Program was originally launched in 2009.
Preliminary plans for two days of conference programs, with tracks covering finishing, business management, panel and hardware trends, and best practices for shop operations, are planned for November 2 and November 3. A show floor tour of significant products is also being developed.
Attendees of WMS 2017 will also have the opportunity to participate in a tour of the highly automated Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Inc. in nearby Brampton, Ontario. That tour is slated for the afternoon of November 2. Learn more at www.wmscanada.ca