Teaching success at Fabtech Canada 2016
February 8, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 8, 2016 – According to the Manufacturers’ Outlook 2016 report, 71 per cent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training, while more than 50 per cent are investing in technologies, to fuel business growth. Striving to help support the industry is Fabtech Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in the country. With more than 20 educational sessions and top industry speakers, the event gives attendees access to technical, operational, economic and managerial solutions that address their priorities.
From March 22-24, Fabtech Canada will bring together speakers from manufacturing firms such as Tyco Electronics Canada, AlcoTec, McGill University and aizoOn, as well as suppliers such as Trumpf, Amada and Graco, with decision makers, suppliers and buyers from coast to coast. Attendees will be able to network with peers, learn from industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.
“Fabtech Canada allows us to present and demonstrate our latest technological advances to Canadian manufacturers every two years,” said Peter Burrell, chief operating officer, Amada Canada. “It also offers us the opportunity to connect with the industry and speak face-to-face with users about their needs.”
Show organizers say the event has “something for everyone in manufacturing – from design engineers to job shop owners.” Its focus on education, networking and connecting attendees with hundreds of exhibiting companies is designed to “better enable Canadian manufacturers to compete and excel in the national and global marketplace,” they add. The opening keynote by retired Canadian Army Maj. Gen. David Fraser, chief operating officer, Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, will focus on leadership, strategy and innovation in the manufacturing business and the impact of factors pertaining to the Canadian market.
“Our commitment to helping Canadian manufacturers tackle their unique business environment is evident from the show floor to the conference rooms,” John Catalano, senior event manager for SME, said.
A biannual event currently in its third iteration, Fabtech Canada works to serve as Canada’s “most complete destination” for fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing.