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CMTS 2021 Preview


Industry

August 16, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

CMTS 2019.
Photo: Mario Cywinski.

The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) is set to take place October 4 to 7 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

For over 40 years, CMTS has been produced in partnership with industry OEMs and suppliers who know the challenges Canadian manufacturers face and the types of technology needed to advance the industry.

Over 150 technology and service providers will be at CMTS to address specific challenges and provide custom solutions. The trade show floor is the centre of the CMTS show,

This year, for the first time, CMTS will offer a virtual iteration for those unable to attend in-person.

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On day one, two presentations will take place. First, an opening keynote on Geopolitical Risks and How to Manage Them, by Courtney Ricket McCaffrey, Insights Leader, EY Geostrategic Business Group, Ernst &Young LLP.

Next, an industry panel titled Building a Resilient Supply Chain:  Enabling Speed and Agility to Protect your Customer and your Bottom Line. The panelists will include Michelle Bockman from 3D Control Systems, Stewart Kramer from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), and Alejandro Guerrero from Infor.

Panelists will outline what a resilient supply chain looks like (key capabilities/characteristics), how to identify risk across a global value network, and what is being done to protect customers from a wide variety of supply chain disruptions.

On day two, a keynote will be presented by Mélanie Joly, Minister, FedDev Ontario, The State of Economy. Then, Jason Myers, from NGen, will speak about A New Economy: Strategic Opportunities for Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector.

On day three, a keynote will be held by Falvio Volpe, President of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Afterwards, Damien Johnston, Vice-President of Mid-Market Sales Ontario at Telus Business Solutions, will be joined by a panel of business leaders to discuss how they digitally transformed their businesses and flourished through the pandemic.

On the final day, an industry panel will take place, Welder Education for Today’s Workforce. This panel session will outline some of the current state challenges in the welding industry today.

In addition, CMTS will feature Smart Theatre; small group discussions that are designed to provide the opportunity to ask questions about specific manufacturing challenges, and get “the scoop” from industry experts in key technology areas.