WMS 2015 Conference Special Discount

For a limited time we’re offering 50% off the Reboot Your Shop Conference held at the International Center in Mississauga (Toronto), ON from November 5th-7th, where you’ll learn new methods to help you increase profits & automate operations.

Register today using the code: WMSCONFHALF.  

Session Descriptions

As of Sept 2, 2015




Thursday, November 5 -  Conference at WMS

"Reboot Your Workshop"

International Centre


Business Strategy

Room 104

Shop Operations  & Technology

Room 105

7:15-7:45 am

Conference Keynote: (Room 104)

Wood Industry 4.0 -The Case for Automation  

Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting

9-9:50 am

Robotic Assist for Mid Sized Plants

Software: Nesting & Design

10-10:50 am

Furniture Production on Demand

Jeff Wilson, Massuni

Automating Sanding & Preparation

Panel Moderator: Jason Chiu,  UBC CAWP

11 - 11:50 am

Workforce Development & Women in Wood Careers

Richard Lipman, WMC

CNC Solutions for Compact Woodshops

Noon-1:00 pm



1:15-2:00 pm

Exporting Wood Products

Gregory Trippenbach, Export Development Canada

Finishing in a Batch One Setting

Panel Moderator: Jason Chiu,  UBC CAWP

2:15-3:00 pm

Casegoods Production on Demand

Samir Shah, 4 AXYZ

Lean Manufacturing

Phil Ginter, Industry Advisor, FP Innovations

3:15 -5:30 pm

“Profit Booster: WMS Floor Tour”


Friday, November 6

FREE WMS Education Sessions – International Centre Room 104

9-9:50 am 

Pre-Expo Keynote: Doing Business with Houzz

Lindsey Thudin, Houzz


11:00-11:45 am

What’s Your Problem: CNC Roundtable


2:00 - 2:45 pm

What Association Membership Can Do For Your Business



3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Houzz Workshop





Saturday, November 7 

FREE Education Sessions – International Centre Room 104

9:00 - 9:50 am

Turning Passion Into Profit 

Moderated by Bill Esler, Woodworking Network


11:00-11:40 am

Meet Woodworking Inventors


2:00 - 2:45 pm

What's Your Problem: Finishing Roundtable




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