WMS and WMCO renew conference partnership

Mike Baker, exeutive director of the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario, will moderate many of the free education sessions presented at the WMS Live stage.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – The Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario will once again collaborate with Woodworking Network to help organize a dynamic and topical education program for the 2023 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo and Conference.

WMS 2023, Canada’s national industrial woodworking show, will take place Nov. 2-4 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The WMCO will facilitate several sessions on each day of the three-day event. All of them will be presented for free on the WMS Live stage in the expo hall. Topics will include lean manufacturing, leadership, sales and marketing, and workforce development.

Each day of the WMS Live conference will open with a keynote presentation. Luke Elias, owner of Muskoka Cabinet, is the confirmed opening day keynoter for Thursday, Nov. 2. Muskoka has earned wide-spread recognition as one of North America’s most forward-thinking cabinet companies. The company was an earlier adopter of RFID and MES among other technologies. Beginning in 2015, Muskoka added its first of several robots to its production floor.

“We’re pleased and grateful to once again have the support of the WMCO,” said Harry Urban, show manager and publisher of Woodworking Network. “The WMCO not only has its finger on the pulse of technical and business trends, it has developed an extensive network of experts who share their knowledge and valuable insights tailored to the Canadian woodworking industry.”

In addition to the comprehensive free WMS Live conference program, WMS 2023 will feature a large and wide display of woodworking machinery and supplies manufactured around the globe. Attendees can expect to see many products making their WMS debut.
WMS is owned by CCI Media Canada and organized by Woodworking Network, North America’s leading source of industry news, technology trends, business management resources, and design inspiration. 

Registration for WMS 2023 will open soon. 

Visit the WMS 2023 website.

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.