DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec – Drummondville, home of Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), bills itself as Quebec’s Capital of Expression and Traditions. The city, located on the banks of the scenic St-François river, is rich in culture both past and present.
The Centrexpo Cogeco, where SIBO 2020 will take place October 27-29, represents Drummondville’s nod to the 21st century. The gleaming, state-of-the-art expo center represents the most modern infrastructure of its kind in Quebec. In addition to 87,000 square feet of exhibition space, the facility features modern meeting rooms, a 140-seat restaurant, and 1,200 free parking spaces. The Grand Times Hotel, SIBO 2020's headquarters hotel, is connected to the Centre Cogeco. The exhibit center is centrally located between Montreal and Quebec at the crossroads of A 20 and A 55.
In stark contrast to the ultra-modern Centrexpo Cogeco, is the Village Québécois d'Antan (Quebec Village of Yesteryear), Drummondville’s leading attraction. The Village Québécois d’Antan has 70 buildings representing Québec from the years 1810-1930, including period homes, sheds and barns, plus nine reconstructed main buildings.
The village will be wrapping up its popular Haunted Village festival featuring more than 100 terrifying characters populating 20 frightening exhibits during SIBO 2022. Learn more at Village Québécois d'Antan’s website.
For shutter bugs and history buffs alike, downtown Drummondville is home to the Desjardins Photography Museum.
Downtown Drummondville, the go-to place for dining and entertainment, is located less than 10 minutes from the Centrexpo Cogeco. The Drummond Historical Society coordinates walking tours of the city’s storied past.
Visit Drummondville Tourism to learn about what to do and where to eat and drink.
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.
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Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.
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