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Strong attendance expected at Canadian manufacturing event


August 10, 2010
By Mary Del


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With a steady increase in manufacturing sales eight out of the last 10 months, Canadian manufacturers are gearing up for better times ahead.

According to organizers of the upcoming Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW)/Weld Expo 2010, this renewed sense of optimism is translating into strong interest in the event, which is expected to draw more than 5,000 manufacturers this year.

CMW/WeldExpo 2010 will take place from October 5 to 7 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The theme is new industry realities and solutions.

"Coming out of a difficult economy, Canadian manufacturers know that business as usual is not an option anymore," said Nick Samain, event manager. "Manufacturers are looking for solutions to such issues as a high dollar, credit challenges, increased regulation and stiff global competition…They’re looking for knowledge and education to be leaner, more innovative and competitive, and CMW/WeldExpo 2010 will offer direct solutions to meet these challenges."

The conference’s education program will include keynote presentations, interactive Town Hall meetings, technical programs, one-on-one matchmaking opportunities, Canada’s Best Welder Competition, and a networking reception. The show floor will be packed with solutions related to advanced manufacturing, fabricating, welding, design engineering, metal forming rapid prototyping and automation.

CMW/WeldExpo 2010 is being presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Canadian Welding Association, Canadian Wind Energy Association, Canadian Fluid Power Association and the Autoparts Manufacturers Association. To learn more about CMW/WeldExpo, visit www.cmwshow.ca.