MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Registration is now open for the rescheduled Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) to be held February 24-26, 2022 at the International Centre.
"Thankfully the pandemic continues to recede in Ontario and Canada in general. We know that the Canadian woodworking industry is eager for a face-to-face event," said Harry Urban, WMS show manager.
The Ontario government eased restrictions on capacity limits for many indoor settings including convention facilities. Effective September 25, the government began allowing gatherings of to up to 50 percent capacity or 10,000 people (whichever is less) for indoor events.
WMS will again showcase a full slate of products and services required by custom or production woodworking operations. This includes woodworking machinery, cutting tools, software, cabinet hardware, decorative panels, finishes, and much more. Many of these products will be making their first public showing in Canada.
The three-day event will also feature more than a dozen complimentary educational presentations covering a wide variety of technical and business topics at the WMS Live stage right on the show floor.
Luke Elias, president and CEO of Muskoka Cabinet Co., will present the opening keynote session at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 24. Elias will discuss how his company has made strategic investments in robots and other automated equipment to produce more products with less labor. Muskoka has also been an industry trendsetter in its use of ERP, MES, and RFID technologies.
The Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario is helping to organize more than a half-dozen WMS Live presentations. Topics include Pandemic Supply Chain Challenges Panel Discussion; Lean Manufacturing Strategies; and Developing Leaders in Your Organization.
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. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories.
The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors. According to show management, a new floorplan will be available soon.
For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rich Widick, firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-929-7918.
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