Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returns to Toronto

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

The future of Canadian manufacturing will take centre stage later this month via the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS).

The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show takes place at The International Centre in Toronto from September 30 to October 3, and organizers are promising a bigger show in both size and scope.

Produced by SME – a non-profit association of professionals, educators and students– the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show is the country’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for advanced manufacturing technologies, equipment, best practices and industry connections. 

The 2019 show – 10 per cent larger in both exhibitor and attendee numbers – is expected to attract more than 9,000 manufacturing professionals from across the country and the world and will feature more than 430 exhibits – with about 700 industry suppliers represented – more than 80 education sessions and four workshops.

With an expanded conference taking place over three days and focused into three education tracks – Digital Transformations in Manufacturing, Advancements in Automation Technology and Additive Manufacturing – the event delivers the latest insights by some of the industry’s most creative minds.

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show keynote presentations:

  • Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, who will present Additive Manufacturing as an Enabler of Industry 4.0.
  • Jim Balsillie, chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and former chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion, who will discuss Strategies in the Era of Intangible Assets
  • The Honourable Jean Charest, partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Quebec premier (2003-2012) and member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, will share his unique insights on Trade, Trends, Uncertainty and Canada.

“CMTS continues to evolve with the Canadian manufacturing landscape, delivering a program line-up that presents the latest technologies from global OEMs while also addressing the manufacturing revolution that is upon us,” said Julie Pike, director of Canadian events at SME, adding there will be more than 1.3 million kilograms of manufacturing equipment on the show floor and live demonstrations of hundreds of technology supplier solutions under one roof.

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Calling the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show a diverse and interactive experience, Pike explained that the event puts the capabilities of machine tools and tooling, metalworking and advanced manufacturing technology – including the latest in additive manufacturing – on display and explores the applications across multiple industries, including construction, aerospace, automotive, energy, government, agriculture and food processing

“These technologies are challenging the status quo, from best practices throughout the business landscape to public policy,” she said.

According to Pike, the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show is strategically located in Canada’s largest manufacturing hub, with Ontario and Quebec remaining by far the country’s biggest manufacturing provinces.

Statistics Canada reports that Ontario and Quebec combined account for 71.8 per cent of Canada’s total revenue from manufacturing and are heavily populated with advanced research and development facilities to transform ideas into globally traded commercial products and world-class academic institutions.

“Ontario is where 700 plus parts suppliers and 500 plus tool, die and mould-makers converge along a 400-kilometre automotive corridor, forming one of the most robust supply chains in the world,” she said.