The first Fabtech show in Canada will take place March 20-22 at the Toronto Congress Centre, near the city’s Pearson International Airport.
Fabtech will make its first foray
into Canada next week.
Organizers of the annual U.S.
metal-forming and fabricating event will hold the first Canadian Fabtech show
March 20-22 at the Toronto Congress Centre, near the city’s Pearson
Attracting young people to a
manufacturing-based career is a focus of the event, said Rodney Grover, senior development
officer with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, which is co-sponsoring the
show with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and the American Welding Society.
“If we are going to maintain our strong manufacturing
base, we need to find innovative ways to support and encourage students to
pursue a career in manufacturing,” Grover said.
Conference Board of Canada says 48 percent of the Canadian work force will be
eligible for retirement within the next five to 10 years and that Ontario alone
will need to attract an additional 350,000 workers by 2025 to meet predicted growth, he said.
Fabtech Canada will include a trade show, panel discussions
and educational seminars.
“Fabtech has an unsurpassed
reputation across North America,” said Grover. “At Fabtech Canada, we’ve taken
that expertise and tailored our inaugural event to suit the needs of Canada’s
growing manufacturing sector, including an emphasis on attracting youth.”
A full schedule and other details on the show are here .