by Bill Esler
Canada’s biggest wood industry show looks bound to break records. Registration is growing rapidly for the 2017 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. The national wood manufacturing expo and conference runs November 2-4 at the Interna- tional Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, in suburban Toronto. Reflecting the healthy housing sector and Canada’s overall robust economic growth, the
WMS 2017 show is on a blistering pace to out-do
the very successful 2015 edition, with exhibit sales
running 20 percent ahead. Registration has also
been strong, with advance registration well outpacing the previous show.
The conference program runs across two days
of the show, and includes sessions that are both
strategic and practical. New this year is a pre-show
finishing conference, which takes place November
1 at technology supplier Taurus Craco’s show-
room, and curated by the Centre for Advanced
Wood Processing. Taurus Craco is just a few miles
away from the International Centre.
All-day Conference Passes are offered for that
November 1 event, emphasizing Surface Preparation, and each of the four tracks on November 2
and 3 -- Cabinet Production, Finishing, Panel &
Hardware Trends, and Management Best Practices
-- will include lunch and a plant tour. This year
WMS planners also offer registration for individual sessions.
The full day devoted to small and large shop
Management Best Practice results from attendee
surveys, says Harry Urban, WMS manager, which
revealed the need for more advice for running
This year’s Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, November 2-4 in
Toronto, will be the biggest and best ever
WMS 2017 expanding at a
From saws to sanders, coaters, and robotic CNCs, technology is up close at WMS. More than 170 exhibitors, 32 of
them first-timers, will be on the floor of Halls 1 and 2 at the International Centre Nov. 2-4.