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Teaching success for Canadian Manufacturers at FABTECH Canada

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Amada Canada Ltd. FABTECH Canada 2016 Manufacturers’ Outlook 2016 SME

More than 20 educational sessions and industry-leading speakers come to Toronto Congress Centre, March 22-24, 2016, to better prepare Canadian manufacturers for growth.

TORONTO—According to the Manufacturers’ Outlook 2016 report, 71 percent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training, while more than 50 percent are investing in technologies, to fuel business growth.

Supporting this industry—the third-largest for employment in Canada—is FABTECH Canada 2016, 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 targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial solutions that address their top priorities.

March 22-24, 2016 at the Toronto Congress Centre, FABTECH Canada will bring together speakers from manufacturing firms such as Tyco Electronics Canada, AlcoTec, McGill University and aizoOn, as well as leading suppliers such as Trumpf, Amada and Graco, with manufacturing leaders, 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—discovering the solutions needed to advance their career and business.

“FABTECH Canada allows us to present and demonstrate our latest technological advances to Canadian manufacturers every two years,” says Amada Canada Ltd. chief operating officer Peter Burrell. “It also offers us the opportunity to connect with the industry and speak face-to-face with users about their needs.”

FABTECH Canada 2016 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.

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.

A biannual event currently in its third iteration, FABTECH Canada continues to serve as Canada’s most complete destination for fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing, carrying with it the full North American reach of the FABTECH series.

“Our commitment to helping Canadian manufacturers tackle their unique business environment is evident from the show floor to the conference rooms,” explains SME senior event manager John Catalano.

FABTECH Canada is organized by co-sponsors SME, AWS, FMA, PMA and CCAI.

To learn more about FABTECH Canada or register as an exhibitor or attendee, visit


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