Woodworking professionals will gather in droves next month for the 2011 edition of the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS), October 27-29 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.
The LEED-rated Direct Energy Centre is Canada’s largest convention facility and is located less than a mile from Toronto’s City Centre Airport. It is easily accessible by car and Toronto’s mass transportation system.
WMS will feature a comprehensive assortment of woodworking machinery, software, supplies and services for a resurging Canadian wood products industry. The 2011 edition of WMS will focus on ways for the woodworking industry to fully capitalize on Canada’s housing market rebound that approximates the construction of 200,000 new units on a seasonally adjusted average.
Woodworkers also will have an opportunity to view displays and demonstrations of products offered by an international cast of exhibitors, including many items introduced at Germany’s Ligna and interzum fairs held this past spring, as well as the AWFS Fair held in Las Vegas in July. This includes everything from the latest in soft-close cabinet hardware and decorative laminates through more energy-efficient, flexible and productive equipment.
Expanded WMS Conference
In addition to the exhibits, WMS will include the largest educational conference in its history. WMS is working with a variety of organizations to offer ideas for improving production, finding new markets and operating greener and leaner. Among the conference supporters are the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at the University of British Columbia, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada and Conestoga College.
Special seminar programs include presentations by representatives of the Cabinet Makers Assn. (CMA) on profitable estimating and bidding and marketing and advertising. Also, members of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals will discuss opportunities in the closet and home storage market place.
These classroom programs will be augmented by Wood Tech Summit, comprised of interactive discussions of woodworking technology right on the show floor. These free sessions will allow woodworkers to learn about new and emerging trends and get answers to their questions.
Click here to learn more about the WMS Conference program.
2011 WMS Exhibitors
View the current list of exhibitors, including many exhibiting for the first time at WMS. You can also search the exhibitor list by dozens of key woodworking machinery and supply categories and check out the floor plan. Click here.
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