FABTECH Canada Will Be Expanded Next Year in Toronto
When FABTECH Canada, the fabricating trade show, returns to Toronto in 2014, it will be significantly expanded in both size and scope.
The show will take place from March 18-20 at the newly renovated Toronto Congress Centre and will feature the latest trends in fabricating, welding, metal forming, stamping, coating and finishing.
“The decision to expand the show is based on the success of the 2012 premiere event, which was the first time the world-renowned FABTECH brand launched a show in Canada,” said Janine Saperson, show manager with SME, which is hosting FABTECH Canada 2014 with other industry leaders, The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l, The American Welding Society, Precision Metalforming Association and Chemical Coaters Association International.
Included in the 2014 Canadian expansion is the addition of industry partners PMA and CCAI, a larger conference and welding area and brand new finishing and stamping pavilions.
“In Canada, there is growing demand for the technical expertise and industry insight provided by an event like FABTECH, which is evident by the fact that the exhibitor floor is already 80 percent sold,” Saperson said.
She added, “In Ontario alone, there are 1.7 million manufacturing professionals – the largest amount of manufacturing employees of any jurisdiction in both Canada and the U.S. – and the show is geared towards the needs of these employees, from industries such as automotive and energy to transportation and construction, as well as businesses that either produce or rely on equipment and machinery in their day-to-day operations.”
Saperson said that recent reports by Forbes Magazine and the Economist Intelligence Unit consider Canada the best place in the world for businesses to grow and the best country in the G-7 in which to do business during the next five years, another reason for FABTECH’s expansion in the country.
FABTECH 2013, running this week in Chicago, is expected to draw 35,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors. FABTECH also is expanding its reach in 2014 with shows in Mexico, India and Atlanta after the Canadian event.