WMS 2019 wrapped up a successful, three-day run at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. and organizers have said exhibitors reported healthy sales activity and attendees offered positive feedback.
More than 4,500 attendees from across Canada and overseas attended Canada’s largest woodworking event to see the latest in robotics, CNC’s and advanced material handling and tooling as well as the latest in finishing equipment, hardware, flooring and countertops, software and supplies and much, much more.
WMS 2019 had more than 170 exhibitors show off their wares in more than 65,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. In addition, there was WMS-LIVE, which featured presentations from the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, Taurus-Craco Machinery, Conestoga College, the Wood Manufacturing Council, Royce//Ayr and Leitz Tooling, the Bluewater Wood Alliance and more.
Organizers have said woodworking professionals from all sizes of firms attended, from the 1-5 man cabinet shop to 1,000 plus-employee sized operation.
"We're very pleased with the attendance," said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Canada, the show's organizer.
"WMS was the largest show in Canada in more than 15 years," said Fixmer.
"We look forward to continuing to build this show for years to come." The next WMS will be held Nov. 4-6, 2021.
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