Planning continues for WMS 2021
WMS Live

Mike Baker, chief executive officer of the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario seen here presenting at WMS 2019, said his organization is planning a full slate of programs for WMS Live.

MISSISSAUGA – Planning for WMS 2021, scheduled for November 4 – 6 at the International Centre, remains on track as Ontario gradually recovers from the pandemic.  

“We continue to move through the early stages of the planning process with our planning team including our management staff, contractors at the International Centre and the cities of Mississauga and Toronto,” said Paul Graller, vice president of Hall Erickson, Inc., which along with CCI Canada manages the event. CCI Canada is part of Woodworking Network.

“We continue with optimism that the city of Mississauga and the International Centre will be open for us in November.”

Graller said the WMS team has bi-weekly calls with staff from the International Centre making sure that the team is ready with information for exhibitors and attendees as soon as possible.

“We hold monthly calls with exposition contractors to make sure labor and equipment will be available and ready to move the show in and exhibitors will have all services available that they expect.”

View the WMS 2021 exhibitor list and floor plan.

WMCO at WMS Live

Mike Baker, chief executive officer of the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario, said his organization is planning a full slate of programs for WMS Live, which is a stage on the show floor that provides ongoing education during show hours.  “Watch for the schedule,” said Baker. “We’ll be offering programming on subjects ranging from Sales, health and safety, and leadership to purchasing and digital integration.

WMS also partners with the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers of Canada,  the Wood Manufacturing Council, and the Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from 9 Canadian provinces and 2 territories.  The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.

About CCI Canada

CCI Canada 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.   CCI Canada also produces Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), which will be held October 27-29, 2022  in Drummondville, Quebec.
In addition to WMS 2021 and SIBO 2022 CCI Media produces Wood Pro Expo Florida and the  Closets Conference & Expo, both of which will be co-located June 8-10, 2021 at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.  
The company also produces Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, to be held October 14-15, 2021 at Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, PA and the Executive Briefing Conference, September 8-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.


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Harry Urban is the retired publisher of the Woodworking Network. Urban spent more than 30 years working in business-to-business publishing, trade shows, and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows. In retirement, he's still following the woodworking industry, but he plans to do a lot more fishing.