WMS, Canada’s largest and only national wood industry trade show, returns to its most popular setting, Halls 1& 2 at the International Centre in Toronto. 

Dates have been set for the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo -- the largest event for the secondary wood manufacturing market in Canada –– which will take place November 2-4, 2017.

Following overwhelmingly positive exhibitor and attendee reviews of WMS 2015, the show will again be staged in Halls 1 & 2 at Toronto’s International Centre, in Mississauga, minutes from the Toronto International Airport. Attendee registration will open early 2017.
 
The 2017 show however, will see a newly renovated International Centre, with woodworking industry veteran Harry Urban directing the show. Urban, who now serves as Business Development Director for CCI Media (Woodworking Network's parent company), has 30 years' experience in trade show directing and in publishing. He has served as the editor and publisher of Wood & Wood Products and was the show manager of WMS 2007. 
 
“I am excited to be back working in the Canadian woodworking industry again and to renew old acquaintances," says Urban. "We are looking forward to working in the newly remodeled International Centre as we expecting more exhibit space and an expanded conference.”
 
Joining Urban in managing the show is Barb DeMaria. Now serving as Director of Events for CCI Media, DeMaria has over 20 years of experience in live events, publishing, human resources, operations, and management.
 
WMS will again partner with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing for a full-day conference program. The WMS education program is guided by an exhibitor and industry steering committee established during the planning for WMS 2015.
 
Momentum continues for an even bigger edition of the show and conference in 2017, with official results now available from WMS 2015:
 
• 5,400 total attendance
• 4,000 woodworking professionals
• 1,400 exhibit personnel
• 260 industry brands represented
• 50 product categories
• 35 countries represented
• 34 first-time exhibitors
• 20 conference and free education sessions
 
Exhibitors can register here. A digital exhibitor prospectus can be found here.
 
More information about WMS 2017 can be found here.