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EMC Looks to the Future of Manufacturing

October 15, 2019 | By Mario Cywinski

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) held its Advantage Through Excellence conference at the Universal Eventspace recently, where Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, welcomed everyone to the event.

The event brought together manufacturing industry professionals to dive into the Future of Manufacturing. It offered four unique streams that included seminars, panel discussions, and presentations.

Stream one theme was Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation, which included seminars on: Mass Customization Manufacturing; Value of Digitizing Food and Beverage Processes; and Energy Impacts on Advanced Mfg.

Stream two focused on Export Development and Growth, and spoke about: Future DNA of the Canadian Labour Market; Export Development for Manufacturing; and the Path to Growth.


Steam three took a look at Operational Excellence, and discussed: Canadian Labour Market; Health and Safety; and Driving Performance Through Inclusion.

The final stream focused on the Future State of Manufacturing and offered some insights into what the future holds. Topics included: Future of Technology in Manufacturing; Factory of the Future; and the Future of Food Manufacturing.

In addition to the streams, four plant tours were available to attendees. The choices included Siemens Canada located in Vaughan, Transcontinental Printing in Vaughan, Molson Coors in Toronto, and Tayco in Toronto.

Ron Kelusky, Chief Prevention Officer (CPO), for the Government of Ontario presented the opening keynote, while Douglas Porter, BMO, Dr. Michelle Chretien, Sheridan College, and Dr. Jayson Myers, NGen also presented keynotes during the conference.

Also, part of the conference was exhibitor showcase, networking reception, and EMC Awards of Excellence Dinner.


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