WMS, Canada’s largest and only national wood industry trade show returns to its most popular setting, Halls 1& 2 at the International Centre. A two-day conference program will run concurrently on Nov. 2 and 3, along with a pre-show finishing conference Nov. 1, and a plant tour on Nov. 2.
The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo -- the largest event for the secondary wood manufacturing market in Canada –– 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.
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 building off the confirmed attendance at 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
New ownership expands WMS resources
Since WMS 2015, CCI Media, LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, acquired the Woodworking Network and all related assets – including the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo -- from Vance Communications Canada. CCI Media’s flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. Woodworking Network is now the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.
“WMS 2015 in Toronto is coming off its second event with double-digit growth springing from the renewal of the secondary woodworking market in Canada,” says Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media. “We plan to add more education and a reinvigorated attendance promotion program utilizing our long-standing media partnerships in Canada, and our growing database for promoting the 2017 event.”
WMS, scheduled for November 2-4, 2017 at the International Centre in Toronto, includes 3 days of education sessions, hands-on demonstrations and the largest exhibition of woodworking machinery, supplies and software in Canada.
About CCI Media
CCI Media is a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on the industrial wood products manufacturing markets. CCI Media’s flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the quarterly Closets Magazine, and the annual Red Book Guide to Best Practices, the Wood Industry Almanac, the FDMC Trends: Products & Innovations Guide. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.
In addition to WMS 2017, CCI Media produces Cabinets and Closets Conference and Expo 2017, April 11-13, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicagoland; and, Wood Pro Expo 2017, October 19-20, Lancaster Host Resort and Convention Center, Lancaster, PA.