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Registration Opens for WMS, Canada’s National Woodworking Event

Our friends at the Wood Working Network will host their conference in Toronto this year. Members of Fenestration Canada will receive complimentary registration by using code "FEN23" when registering for your badge!



Registration Opens for WMS, Canada’s National Woodworking Event

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Registration for the first Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) in four years is now open at

Canada’s national industrial woodworking show returns Nov. 2-4 to the International Centre. The event was last held in 2019. The 2021 edition of the show was cancelled due to the Co

“We are obviously thrilled to be organizing WMS with the pandemic far back in the rearview mirror,” said Harry Urban, show manager. “As we have seen from the response to other industry events that have taken place since the wain of Covid, professional woodworkers are eager to get back to seeing live demonstrations of machinery, and software; sampling new hardware and other supplies; and meeting with vendors and their peers face to face.”

Canada’s largest display of industrial woodworking machinery and supplies manufactured around the globe will be augmented by WMS Live, a free conference program right on the show floor. Each day of WMS Live will open with a keynote presentation including:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2 – “Investing in Robots; Incentivizing Employees” by Luke Elias, president of Muskoka Cabinet Co.

  • Friday Nov. 3 – “Digital Integration: Industry 4.0 Roadmaps for Cabinetry, Millwork, and Furniture Manufacturers” by Mark Corker, executive director, MTechHub (WMCO)

  • Saturday, Nov. 4 – “5 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Impact Your Business in 2024” by Darrell Keezer, CEO, Candybox Marketing (WMCO)

In addition to the keynote presentations slated for Friday and Saturday of the show, the Wood Manufacturers Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) is organizing four other education sessions on topics such as cybersecurity trends and lean manufacturing.

Other WMS Live highlights include:

  • A panel discussion on “Troubleshooting Common Wood Project Miscues” featuring members of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC);

  • “Employee Recruitment & Retention,” a joint presentation by the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association and Wood Manufacturing Council; and

  • A step-by-step “Advanced Closet Installer Demo.”

About the Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. Last held four years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories. In addition, WMS 2019 featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Gavin McAuliffe of Corcoran Expositions at 312-265-9649;

For general inquiries, contact Harry Urban, show manager, at

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