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Cutoff is Friday to save $15 on registration for big CMTS event

Toronto, ON -- Friday, Sept. 26 is the deadline for money-saving advance registration for the Canadian Manufacturin...


Toronto, ON — Friday, Sept. 26 is the deadline for money-saving advance registration for the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), the country’s largest trade event for industrial professionals. The show takes place Oct. 20-23, 2003, at the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, and is produced by Reed Exhibitions Canada.

Registration for the event is $25, but those who register on-line at www.cmts.ca, or submit a registration form by fax or mail (see co-ordinates below) by Sept. 26, the fee is reduced to $10, saving $15 per person. As a bonus, if you register two people at the same time, a third registrant is free, making the average cost only $6.67. Payment must accompany registration and can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards.

After the early-bird deadline, registrations can only be made at the event at a cost of $25.

There also are discounts for the conference sessions if they are booked before Sept. 26. Session I or II is $195, or $245 after Sept. 26. Registration for both sessions is $350, or $450 after the early-bird deadline.

Session I – <b>Lean Manufacturing and Culture; How to Affect a Lasting Change </b>(Oct. 21, 8:30 12:30) will provide an overview of lean principles, methodologies and tools, and will discuss how to develop a lean manager and lean leader, and how to create a lean culture.

Session II – <b>Lean and the Job Shop Environment </b>(Oct. 22, 8:30 12:30) will define lean, outline principles of lean and how they apply to the job shop environment, and include a simulation on the principles of lean in a job shop.

The seminars will be presented by Dirk Hooiman of The Navigator Group, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean Master with 28 years of experience in saving companies money. Course descriptions and registration information are available on the show website at www.cmts.ca.

CMTS was previously known as the Canadian Machine Tool Show and National Factory Automation Show. It is now five shows in one. Along with the Canadian Machine Tool Show and National Factory Automation Show sections, there are three new areas: Tooling and Supplies, Measurement Technology/Quality Assurance, and Metal Forming (including exhibitors from the Canadian Fabricating and Stamping Machinery Show.

A new event will be held at CMTS on Oct. 21. IT for Industry presents the first ever Technology in Manufacturing Awards. The TIMs offer Canadian manufacturers the opportunity to promote their technical prowess and that of their technology providers. Categories include most innovative software implementation, e-transformation of the year and best (technology) partnership of the year.

For more information, or to register to attend the show, call 416-491-7565 or 1-888-322-7333, fax 416-491-7096 or 1-888-633-3376, or visit www.cmts.ca.