All systems go for WMS 2023
By Rich Christianson
January 16, 2023 | 12:47 pm CST
WMS Show floor

The 2019 edition of WMS featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.

MISSISSAUGA, ON -- The stage is set for Canada’s premier woodworking event, the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo, to return to the International Centre in Mississauga November 2-4.

Cancelled due to Covid in 2021 and again in 2022, it is all systems go for WMS 2023, according to Harry Urban, WMS Show Manager. “Obviously we are chomping at the bit to get back to business and so are our exhibitors,” said Urban.

He said exhibit sales have been brisk and the majority of past exhibitors have returned with equal or increased booth space. “Despite some softening in the economy, the woodworking industry in Canada is still going strong,” Urban said.

In addition to exhibits, WMS 2023 attendees will be treated to a host of complimentary educational sessions and keynotes on the show floor at WMS Live stage.  More than a dozen sessions will be presented, including two keynotes and sessions sponsored by the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario as well as WMS exhibitors and other associations. Luke Elias, president of Muskoka Cabinet Company in Alfred, Ontario, will be the featured keynote presenter on November 2. 

WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories. The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.  

Go to to view the current exhibitor list and floorplan.

Contact Harry Urban at [email protected] if you are interested in presenting on the WMS Live Stage or for general information. Contact Gavin McAuliffe at Corcoran Expositions for exhibitor information: 312-265-9649,  [email protected][email protected].

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Harry Urban

Harry Urban is the retired publisher of the Woodworking Network. Urban spent more than 30 years working in business-to-business publishing, trade shows, and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows. In retirement, he's still following the woodworking industry, but he plans to do a lot more fishing.