MRO Magazine

Show Report: MRO Expo deemed a success

MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery, held at the Toronto Congress Centre, Nov. 14-15, 2001, attracted over 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 visitors. The show was held in conjunction with Supply Chai...


December 1, 2001
By Bill Roebuck, Editor

MRO Expo for Equipment & Machinery, held at the Toronto Congress Centre, Nov. 14-15, 2001, attracted over 100 exhibitors and more than 2,000 visitors. The show 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 presented by exhibitors throughout the two-day event proved popular with visitors. 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 several industry personnel attending.

An invitation-only breakfast meeting held Nov. 15 by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) drew a crowd of over 50 power transmission industry 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.

Photographs: Bill Roebuck