Canada’s only bilingual secondary wood event, Canada Woodworking East (Bois ouvré de l’est du Canada) continues to grow.
Show Manager Mike Neeb says he is excited about the show, which will be held Nov. 2-3 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
“This is only our second show, but we are getting a lot of positive comments and we have added many more exhibitors since our inaugural event.”
Neeb says they will have just fewer than 100 exhibitors, a significant increase from the previous show and “we will have a lot of machinery at this show and that is good news as we continue to build this event.”
The biennial show is the ideal venue for secondary woodworkers from Quebec and across Eastern Canada to connect with manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, and accessories. More than 2,000 visitors attended the last and Neeb says he expects that number to grow to around 2,600 this year.
He is also pleased with the support and endorsements they have been getting from associations, which include the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, FPInnovations, the Wood Manufacturing Council and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing among others.
This year, Canada Woodworking East will also feature a greatly expanded educational program with seminars on everything from tools to robotics. Most of the seminars are in French, but there are English ones and many bi-lingual ones as well.