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Canada’s largest trade show dedicated to woodworking equipment, accessories and supplies is set to return to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, on November 2nd – 4th, 2017.

Woodworking Machine & Supply Expo 2017 is Canada’s pre-eminent industrial trade show dedicated to woodworking and will feature a fresh and revitalized conference space (due to renovations on the International Centre), and more than 170 exhibitors, including 32 companies showing for the first time, displaying their latest products and equipment.

WMS 2017 will feature an array of woodworking machinery and supplies, including CNC machinery and other woodworking equipment, cutting tools, CAD/CAM software, wood finishing and sanding equipment and materials, decorative surfaces and edge materials, and more.

WMS 2017 will feature new concepts (i.e., Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, and Mass-Customization) and a new generation of smart machines that speak with each other and integrate front office activities with those on the shop floor. The show will also feature strategies and best practices for developing and retaining a skilled workforce.

Many exhibitors will make use of new technologies to demonstrate the interactive nature of their equipment and products. On November 2nd, Pro-Ply, a Toronto area manufacturer of hardwood, softwood and custom plywood veneers, will conduct a tour to illustrate the latest in robotic and panel processing lines.

The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing will present top finishing experts for conference tracks, discussing finishing troubleshooting, surface preparation and sanding, automated finishing equipment and developments in water-based, urethane and polyurethane coatings.

Another important component of WMS 2017 is the education programs and seminars offered. Show organizers have arranged for some of the woodworking industry’s top associations and educational facilities to address four important topics this year, including Finishing Materials & Techniques; Cabinet Production & Design; Materials Track; and Woodshop Best Practices.

Two keynote speakers have been lined up for WMS 2017: On November 2nd, Sylvain Garneau, CEO of Group Lacasse, one of Canada’s largest furniture manufacturers, will talk about investment and productivity; and on November 3rd, Scott Hodson, President and CEO of Superior Cabinets, will present “An Overnight Success the Making Decades in the Making – a story about Superior’s turnaround.”

An extensive range of woodworking applications are used in commercial trade show and custom interior applications, from retail settings, cosmetic displays, kiosks and portable rental exhibits to shelving, branded environments, custom showrooms and point of purchase units.

Anyone involved in woodworking who wants to learn about the latest products, services, ideas and industry trends, and network with industry peers, should plan to attend the Woodworking Machine & Supply Expo 2017. For more information, Click Here.