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 St-François river, is rich in culture both past and present.
The Centrexpo Cogeco, where SIBO 2020 will take place April 23-25, 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, 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. The village will be wrapping up its Sweet Village festival, an annual tribute all things maple syrup, during SIBO 2020. Visit Village Québécois d'Antan’s website.
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.
About CCI Canada
CCI Canada Inc., organizer of Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvre' (SIBO), is owned by CCI Media, a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on industrial wood products manufacturing markets in North America. CCI Media's flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the bi-monthly Closets & Organized Storage magazine. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.
The company acquired the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo and SIBO in late 2015. WMS, Canada’s national industrial woodworking show, brings together more than 7,000 industry professionals and will next take place in fall 2021 in Mississauga, Ontario. In addition to WMS, CCI Media produces Wood Pro Expo Texas, a regional marketplace, being co-located with the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, March 11-13, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. CCI Media will also present the Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), Nov. 8-10, 2020, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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