By Bill Roebuck, Editor
Toronto, ON — Nov. 15, 2001 — MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery wrapped up at 6 p.m. today at the Toronto Congress Centre, after as many as 2,000 visitors viewed the displays from over a hundred exhibitors. The show, which opened Nov. 14, was held in conjunction with Supply Chain Expo.
Unfortunately, the small number of pre-registrants for the International Maintenance Conference, which was scheduled to accompany the event, resulted in it being cancelled. However, several technical seminars were presented by exhibitors throughout the two-day show. Also, the hydraulics and pneumatics training courses by Wainbee’s Ted Grove, which were planned for each day of the event, went ahead as scheduled, with a full complement of industry personnel attending.
An invitation-only breakfast meeting held Nov. 15 at the event by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) drew a crowd of over 50 PT specialists, who heard presentations from PTDA executive director May Sue Lyon about the association’s activities. Also, Peter Helston, publisher of Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine and mro-esource.com, presented a detailed economic outlook for the future of the machinery industries in Canada.
Show manger Dave Brown of Reed Exhibitions and many exhibitors expressed positive comments about the event, which was held for the first time. As a result, it is scheduled to take place again in two years. The dates are Nov. 12-13, 2003.