Momentum builds for WMS 2023
WMS 2019

MISSISAUGA, Ontario – The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo is back and on track to resume its role as the national event for the Canadian woodworking industry.

The show, which was last held in 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to take place Nov. 2-4 at the International Centre. 

Eight months until showtime, Hall 1 -- home to major supply companies including Blum Canada, Richelieu, Tafisa, Salice, Upper Canada, Canmade, and Marathon Hardware -- is nearly sold out. On the equipment side, Normand, Castaly, Venjakob and Superfici are just some of the companies anchoring Hall 3. View current floor plan.

“Booth sales have been accelerating with the signing of returning and new exhibitors,” said Harry Urban, show manager. “Since the WMS was last staged in 2019, attendees can expect to see loads of innovations and new technology on display in Canada for the first time."

In addition to a growing exhibitor roster, WMS 2023 has the support of many major woodworking trade organizations and publications including:

  • Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
  • Fenestration Canada
  • Wood Manufacturing Council
  • Wood Industry magazine
  • Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario 
  • Woodworking magazine

Attendee registration will open in early May. In the meantime, learn more about WMS 2023.

About the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS)
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. Last held four years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories.

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

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Contact Gavin McAuliffe of Corcoran Expositions at 312-265-9649 or  [email protected][email protected].

For general inquiries, contact Harry Urban, show manager at [email protected]

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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.