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Plant Management and Design Engineering Event to Feature Latest Solutions to Improve Manufacturing Operations

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Toronto, ON, February 25, 2013 — Plant Management and Design Engineering Show (PMDS) is co-locating with Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMEXPO) and Contract Manufacturing Event (CONTREX) to provide manufacturing companies the opportunities to seek an array of solutions to grow and improve their operations with the convenience of a one-stop-shop platform. The biennial event runs April 23 - 24 at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montreal.

“Professionals today suffer from time poverty and don’t always have the time they desire to assess numerous suppliers in order to grow and sustain their manufacturing operations. They are seeking easier and faster ways to do business,” explains Nick Samain, Group Manager, SME Canada.  “SME hosts these events to meet the needs of busy manufacturing professionals.”

New for 2013:


  • New dates and format: This 2 day event; April 23 and 24 will take place at Place Bonaventure, downtown Montreal. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on April 23 and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on April 24.

  • New Technology Pavilions: Majority of attendees from the previous shows indicated they would like to see more complementary technologies co-located on the same show floor. Joining the Design Engineering and Plant Management pavilions will be AM Expo, Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2013 and a dynamic contract manufacturing pavilion - Contrex Montreal 2013.

  • Unparalleled industry support: In addition to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the success of Quebec manufacturers, new and existing local and national partnerships have been formed and renewed to bring the industry together such as MEQ, CRIQ, STIQ, REAI, CTMA, APMA, CANWEA and more.

  • Partnership with Montreal Aerospace Networking: This year SME and the Montreal Aerospace Networking have teamed up to offer manufacturing professionals the opportunity to broadening business networks in a casual unsolicited environment. Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Place Bonaventure.

The event will feature approximately 100 companies who supply or provide services to the manufacturing industry and feature the latest in automation and robotics, contract manufacturing, design, CAD/CAM, rapid manufacturing, rapid prototyping, measurement, inspection and assembly offering attendees a myriad of options designed to improve productivity and processes. There is no cost to attend the show. Visit the event website to learn more.

For more information, please contact:
Nick Samain
Group Manager, SME Canada
Tel.: 647.968.1681

About the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world's leading resource for manufacturing information and knowledge. With Canadian headquarters in Toronto, the society promotes an increased awareness of the value of manufacturing among industry professionals and the general public, while supporting educational initiatives and introducing career options for those entering the industry. For half a million manufacturing engineers, executives and members in more than 70 countries around the globe, SME is the source for knowledge, networking and skills development opportunities that help them advance their careers, their companies and their industries.


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