SIBO 2022 exhibit sales ‘are off to the races’
March 25, 2022 | 11:16 am CDT
Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo

The three-day show will provide 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.

DRUMMONDVILLE – Exhibit sales for the 2022 edition of Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), initially delayed by pandemic protocol uncertainties, “are off to the races,” according to show manager Harry Urban.

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SIBO organizers only began accepting new exhibit space applications late last month after the Quebec government announced it would phase out Covid-induced restrictions on large public gatherings, including tradeshows.

“Our patience has been rewarded,” Urban said. “Since we formally launched our sales effort, we have fielded many inquiries from companies interested in exhibiting. We have more than a dozen exhibitors under contract including Blum Canada and Abrasifs JJS. We also have verbal commitments from several other large hardware and woodworking machinery companies who want to expand their business in the robust Quebec woodworking market.”

SIBO, historically the most important event for Quebec’s secondary wood products industry, is scheduled to take place Oct 27-29, 2022, at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville. The three-day show will provide 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.

The Centrexpo Cogeco, is a state-of-the-art exhibition and conference center that opened in 2014. The facility is centrally located between Montreal and Quebec at the crossroads of A 20 and A 55. It features free parking for more than 1,200 vehicles, including a handful of charging stations for electric cars.

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SIBO 2022 is backed by CCI Media, the largest media company focused on the North American woodworking industry. CCI Media’s platforms include WoodworkingNetwork.com and FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. CCI Media also produces the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s national woodworking show, as well as the Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo events in the United States.

The SIBO 2022 sales and marketing team is bolstered by the additions of two woodworking industry veterans: Rob Roszell and Rich Christianson. Roszell, who has more than three decades of experience selling advertising for FDMC and Woodworking Network, is working in concert with Urban on exhibit sales for the show. Christianson, the former editorial director of Woodworking Network, will help with show promotion, including highlighting individual exhibitors’ product displays. He will also develop the SIBO 2022 education program.

Recently, SIBO 2022 organizers named Wood Industry as the official media partner for the show. Wood Media disseminates woodworking industry news and features in both English and French.

Registration is scheduled to open at the end of April.

For more information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities contact either Harry Urban at harry.urban@woodworkingnetwork.com or Rob Roszell at rob.roszell@woodworkingnetwork.com.

Download the exhibitor prospectus: French or English.

To submit a proposal to present at SIBO, contact Rich Christianson at rich.christianson@woodworkingnetwork.com.

Learn more at siboexpo.ca.

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Rich Christianson | President/Owner/C-Level

Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.