PLANT Manufacturing Events 2013

Conferences, seminars, trade shows, training sessions and more for Canadian manufacturers.

June 21, 2012   by PLANT STAFF

Lasers for Manufacturing
Sept. 11-12, Schaumburg, Ill.
A one-stop event for companies interested in integrating laser technology into their production presented by the Laser Institute of America (LIA). Educational sessions cover the main laser types, economic justification, design considerations and laser safety for industrial systems. Visit

Sept.30-Oct. 3, Toronto
The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) is Canada’s largest manufacturing event. The latest technologies and solutions in the machine tool, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, automation, design engineering and plant management segments are showcased. Presented by SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Visit

NDT in Canada 2013
Oct. 7-10, Calgary
The International Workshop on Smart Materials and Structures, SHM and NDT for the Energy Industry in conjunction with the NDT in Canada 2013 conference is presented by the Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE), The Cansmart Group (CANSMART), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP). The latest developments in NDT, smart materials, and structural health monitoring will be discussed with a special emphasis on topics relating to the energy industry. Visit

25th National Robot Safety Conference
Oct. 14-16, Indianapolis
The Robotic Industries Association’s (RIA’s) conference will focus on the new American National Robot Safety Standard (ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012), the first update since 1999, which now harmonizes with the International ISO 10218:2011 standard for robot manufacturers and integrators. Visit

PTDA Industry Summit
Oct. 18-20, Dallas
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) hosts a networking event with educational sessions on economic trends and market opportunities. Visit

AME Toronto 2013
Oct. 21-25, Toronto
Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) presents the Breakthrough to Your Leading Edge lean conference. Four of the world’s leading lean thought leaders are featured: Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook and Mike Rother, plus best practices sessions and plant tours. Visit

Energy 2013
CME Ontario
Nov. 7, Mississauga, Ont.
Powering the Future of Manufacturing presented by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Ontario in partnership with Enersource, Toronto Hydro and Powerstream. Topics include growing your business through energy partnerships, and how to turn energy costs into opportunities, plus an update on Ontario’s energy plans from the Ministry of Energy, and roundtables dealing with energy project financing, supply chain opportunities and best practices. Click here for more information.

Nov. 12-14, Calgary
JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group
The National Buyer Seller Forum (NBSF) brings together buyers and sellers along the oil sands supply chain, including international delegations, high-level producing companies, key suppliers and government representatives. Event partners include JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy group, Glacier Media Group, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and the Province of Alberta. Visit

AVEVA World NA User Day
AVEVA Canada
Nov. 14, Calgary
For engineers and designers who operate AVEVA software for EPCs and plants. Three workshops cover 3D, instrumentation and electrical, and engineering. Click here for registration.

MainTrain Calgary 2013
Nov. 18-21, Calgary
The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) presents workshops, experience-based presentations and case studies focusing on maintenance, reliability and asset management. Visit

FABTECH Canada 2014
March 18-20, Toronto
Presented by SME, FMA (The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association), AWS (The American Welding Society), PMA (Precision Metal Forming Association) and CCAI (Chemical Coaters Association). This metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event will feature new products, tools and cutting edge technologies, top speakers, multiple networking hubs and interactive educational sessions.

Automatica 2014
Messe München International
May 20-23, Munich, Germany
The conference focuses on how robots and machine tools make metalworking more efficient. Current trends in assembly and handling technology, robotics and industrial machine vision will be addressed. Visit

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