Free cutting-edge education sessions ready to take the SIBO Live stage

SIBO attendees and exhibitors are invited to participate in the eight free business management and technical sessions that will be held right on the show floor throughout the three-day event.

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DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec -- Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), a trade event exclusively created for the Quebec wood industry, will feature eight free business management and technical presentations.

Each of the educational sessions, including daily keynotes, will be presented at the SIBO Live stage right on the show floor throughout the three-day event, October 27-29 at the Centrexpo Cogeco.

Bastien Larouche Roboistic RMC
Bastien Larouche, founder and CEO of Roboistic, will deliver a free keynote presentation at 11:00 a.m. Friday at SIBO Live.

Topics include the relationship of labor market trends and the adoption of Industry 4.0 in Quebec, robot-made cabinetry, water-based finishing, choosing a CNC machine, and an explanation of key updates to North American-wide architectural woodwork standards.

SIBO LIVE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

11:00 -- Keynote: Adoption of Industry 4.0 by Quebec Wood Products Manufacturers

Presenter: Christian Galarneau, Sectoral labor committee for the door and window, furniture and kitchen cabinet industries

  • Presentation of the labor market situation in Quebec
  • Summary of the state of the situation on the use of 4.0 technologies in the wood products industry
  • Impact on labor requirements

13:00 -- Economic Considerations for Converting to Water-based Finishes

Presenter: Marc-André Bérubé, Project Manager – Finishing at INOVEM

  • Example of calculation of return on investment of a switch to water
  • Product cost situation
  • Installation costs
  • Impact on emissions and air quality
  • Waste management
  • Challenges and benefits 

14:15 -- How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Woodworking Industry

Presenter: Christopher Mancliere, Senior Software Specialist, Planit Canada

  • Introduction to IoT
  • IoT at the heart of the smart factory concept
  • Minimize downtime with the help of IoT
  • How tracking productivity using IoT improves operational efficiency
  • What are the challenges of implementing IoT in the Woodworking Industry?

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

11:00 -- Keynote: Roboistic's Pioneering Robot-Made Cabinetry

Presenter: Bastien Larouche, Founder & CEO of Roboistic RMC

  • State of the company -- Roboistic celebrates 10th anniversary
  • Overview of the robotic cut-band-drill-dowel work cell
  • The challenges and opportunities of robotic manufacturing

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13:00 -- The Rules of the Art of Architectural Woodworking

Presenter: Jean Michaud, GIS Inspector, Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada

The North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS) define the material and workmanship requirements for the fabrication and installation of architectural woodwork.

  • Overview of the architectural millwork industry, its evolution, and related standards
  • Overview of the NAAWS manual
  • About the AWMAC Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) 

Learn more.

14:15 -- INOVEM's Robotic Sanding Project 

Presenter: Nicolas Pearson, Technology Advisor and Business Development, INOVEM

  • The expertise of CCTT INOVEM in a research project
  • Realizing the added value of a research partnership with the CCTT
  • Example of a sanding project using a collaborative robot

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 

11:00 -- Keynote: The Rules of the Art of Architectural Woodworking

Presenter: Charles Besmargian Ch, Director General, AWMAC Quebec Chapter

The North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS) define the material and workmanship requirements for the fabrication and installation of architectural woodwork.

  • Overview of the architectural millwork industry, its evolution, and related standards
  • Overview of the NAAWS manual
  • About the AWMAC Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) 

Learn more.

13:00 -- Tips for Buying Your First CNC Machine

Presenter: Christopher Mancliere, Senior Software Specialist, Planit Canada

  • Choosing the right CNC machine for your operation -- nesting vs, pod and rails
  • What do you need to set up and run a CNC?
  • What types of software are available to go from design to manufacturing?
  • Operating and maintaining your CNC machine
 
SIBO 2022 Registration

About Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO)
SIBO, historically the most important event for Quebec’s secondary wood products industry, provides an exclusive opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, tooling, software, cabinet hardware, lumber and board products, and much more to connect with manufacturers representing Quebec’s $8.2 billion wood products economy.

For exhibit space and sponsorship inquiries, contact Rob Roszell at [email protected] or Harry Urban at [email protected].

View SIBO 2022 exhibitor prospectus.

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