MISSISSAUGA --  WMS 2019 concluded its 3-day run on November 2 with exhibitors reporting healthy sales activity and attendees offering very positive feedback.   More than 4,500 attendees from all 10 provinces and two territories took in the event.   Attendees ranged from professionals involved in  furniture and cabinet manufacturing, architectural woodworking, flooring, windows and many more.  WMS 2019 also saw attendees from 34 countries outside of Canada. "We're very pleased with the attendance," said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Canada, the show's organizer. CCI Canada is owned by CCI Media, owner of Woodworking Network.  "WMS was the largest show in Canada in more than 15 years," said Fixmer.  "We look forward to continuing to build this show for years to come."  The next WMS will be held November 4-6, 2021.

Comments from attendees:

"WMS has been a staple of product and equipment education for us as a company for the last 6 years, and will continue to be our go-to for new equipment purchase decisions, and upcoming product changes." --Jordan Parker,  Grafted Kitchens, Sarnia, On.  

"This was my first time at the expo and being the owner of a small business, I learned a lot things though the sessions and keynote  speakers, made great connections and got to learn about new product lines. I loved to be part of this event and looking forward to next year!"-- Rod Da Silva - Owner Chosen Finish Carpentry, Inc., Toronto.
 
Next stop SIBO
Woodworking Network will produce Canada's next major trade show,  Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), at the new Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville, Quebec April 23-25, 2020.  Other events produced by Woodworking Network include the co-located Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo and Wood Pro Expo Texas,  the Executive Briefing Conference, and Wood Pro Expo Lancaster.
 

 

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