SIBO 2022's host city celebrates the past, embraces the future
September 24, 2022 | 12:19 pm CDT
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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. 

Drummondville Haunted Village Fest
The Village Québécois d’Antan will be transformed into the Haunted Village during SIBO 2022.

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.

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.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPEL), Oct. 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center/Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, Pa.

Closets Conference & Expo (CCE) co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida (WPEFL), April 12-14, 2023, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

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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.