Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show returns to Toronto with focus on technologies driving the industry’s future

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TORONTO — The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), Canada’s largest industry event, makes its return at the Toronto Congress Centre, from September 25 through 28.

Produced by SME, the non-profit that is accelerating new manufacturing technology adoption and building North America’s manufacturing talent and capabilities. Over 500 suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), over 8,000 manufacturing professionals from across the country and around the globe and 250,000+ square housing over 500,000 pounds of live equipment are featured over four days.

Thought leaders will provide over 50 education sessions where attendees will gain insights into the latest trends and advancements shaping the manufacturing landscape.

SME understands that the manufacturing industry is multifaceted, with unique challenges and opportunities. The event schedule reflects this diversity, offering a lineup of sessions and panels over the four-day event:

Day 1: Opening keynote speaker Massimiliano Moruzzi, CEO of Toronto, Ont.-based Xaba, a startup focused on intelligent automation enabling sustainable manufacturing, will explore AI integration, from industrial robotics to sustainable materials in manufacturing, while a presentation by Diane Reko, CEO of Windsor, Ont.-based Reko International Group Inc. – a diversified, technology-driven manufacturing organization with robotic factory automation expertise – about manufacturing’s pivotal role in Canada and the global landscape, charting its future, will follow.

Day 2: will delve into AI and Industry 5.0, intertwined with sustainability, in a Thought Leadership Panel moderated by Subo Chatterjee from PwC Canada.

Day 3: Morning keynote speaker Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), will share insights on how Canada can drive the next transportation revolution. This will be followed by a Thought Leadership Panel, “Making the C.A.S.E for Canada,” focusing on battery systems, AI, and more. The panel features Alex Qi, CEO of Pontosense, and Peter Watkins, COO, QA Consultants, and will be moderated by Colin Dhillon, CTO, APMA.

Day 4: Greta Cutulenco, CEO and co-founder of Kitchener-Ont.-based Acerta – a leader in automotive technology solutions – will deliver the keynote with a day dedicated to next-generation talent, including the celebration of women in manufacturing. The day continues with a Thought Leadership Panel, “Wonderous Women in Manufacturing,” moderated by Julie Pike, Senior Director of Event Strategy at SME. Panelists include Dr. Mihaela Vlasea, Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, and Lisa Block, Chief Revenue Officer at Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Global.

“In 2020, the manufacturing industry faced unprecedented challenges. Now, as we look ahead to 2023, CMTS is returning to Toronto with a focus on the technologies driving the future of Canadian manufacturing,” said Bob Willig, executive director and CEO of SME. “This event unites all facets of Canada’s manufacturing industry, offering a platform for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and innovation in the manufacturing sector.”


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