The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, Canada's national woodworking show, is returning Oct. 24-26, 2013, to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
The International Centre had hosted WMS for most of its 40-year-plus history. In 2011, the show was held at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto.
“We are happy to announce that WMS is moving back to the International Centre,” Vance Communications ULC vice president Steve Reiss said in a statement. “Our goal has been to book the venue that will best meet the expectations of attendees and exhibitors. While we were overall pleased with the results of WMS 2011 at the Direct Energy Centre, it became clear that a good number of exhibitors and attendees did not like commuting downtown or having to pay for parking.”
The expo will feature Canada’s largest exhibition of woodworking machinery, software, hardware, components and other products. More than 5,000 woodworking professionals, including those involved in the manufacture of furniture, cabinet and millwork are expected to attend. It will also include a conference program focusing on business and technical topics for wood products managers and owners, plus special demonstrations on the expo floor.