Kicks off with keynote address by futurist Jim Carroll.
TORONTO — New challenges and opportunities are coming in Canada’s manufacturing sector in the very near future, a topic among many highlights at September’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), produced by SME.
The bi-ennial manufacturing super-show returns to Toronto’s International Centre Sept. 25–28.
The event kicks off with a keynote address by futurist Jim Carroll, who will present a talk titled “The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast!” Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.
“There are a tremendous number of trends affecting the manufacturing sector right now,” Carroll says, “Including bio-mimicry, 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).”
Carroll notes that a prepared enterprise’s question isn’t “When should we get involved in those new trends and technologies?” Rather, it’s “Are we ready for the new world of manufacturing?”
“Don’t ignore potentially disruptive technology during the early days; instead, make sure you are learning, experimenting and gaining expertise in promising new technologies,” Carroll says. “Think big, start small and scale fast.”
Now in its fourth decade, CMTS will also feature technology exhibits, displays and demonstrations from more than 700 suppliers and OEMs.
The show is expected to attract more than 9,000 manufacturing professionals, who will also have access to the Advanced Manufacturing Canada and RAPID Canada conferences, each offering presentations and panel discussions related to the latest developments in additive manufacturing, automation economics, automation and robotics, workforce development and more.