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SME and Hannover Fairs Canada Form Partnership to Co-Locate Five Industrial Technology Events with Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2017

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(TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017) – SME’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) has formed a partnership with Hannover Fairs Canada, to co-locate Industrial Automation; Motion, Drive & Automation; ComVac; parts2clean; and CeMAT trade shows with CMTS. The adjoining of schedules will place the five trade shows alongside CMTS for the first time and will take place on Sept. 25-28, 2017 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

“Forming this partnership with Hannover Fairs Canada to co-locate with CMTS enhances the attendee experience and expands the portfolio of industrial technologies and machinery,” said Julie Pike, director, Canadian events at SME. “Manufacturing is vital to Canada and the inclusion and emphasis of these industry sectors will allow us to offer even more resources and solutions.”

CMTS is a biennial manufacturing event that draws more than 9,000 attendees to connect with more than 700 exhibiting companies represented. The event showcases the latest advancements in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating and advanced manufacturing applications.

“We were looking to secure a home for these five industrial events in Canada alongside a larger, well-established manufacturing technology trade show,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO, Hannover Fairs Canada.  “The opportunity to showcase these five advanced manufacturing technology shows, and their industrial applications to the Canadian audience and beyond, is a perfect complement to the technology currently displayed at CMTS and the event’s attendee profile.” 

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About Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc.

Hannover Fairs (Canada) develops and manages a portfolio of events. Working closely with its clients, Hannover Fairs helps them maintain their competitive position on and off the event floor. The company’s programs reflect the global scope of Deutsche Messe's activities.


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