DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ -- CCI Canada, Inc., the owner of the Toronto Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo (WMS), has announced that it will relaunch Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvre' (SIBO) at the Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville. The planned expo dates are April 23-25, 2020. CCI Canada acquired the WMS and the SIBO brand in December of 2015 and has been planning the relaunch of SIBO since that date. SIBO was last held in 2008 in Laval.
"Quebec has a vibrant, innovative and unique industry comprising furniture, cabinet and wood products manufacturing," said Harry Urban, SIBO/WMS show manager. "Our decision to reestablish SIBO was an easy one. SIBO will recognize the major contribution Quebec woodworkers make to the provincial and national economies. The woodworking sector in Quebec is flourishing and our research has told us that the timing is excellent for this superb industrial woodworking show to return to Quebec. We are establishing a board made up of Quebec-based businesspeople from the industry to ensure that the relaunch of SIBO 2020 delivers every element needed to ensure a successful event. Attendees will see the latest technologies in machinery, equipment, tooling and software, along with state-of-the-art materials and supplies. In addition to the show, the conference portion will present educational sessions focused on the latest, most successful methods, procedures, and practices to achieve world-class manufacturing status, for small shops to large manufacturing enterprises."
"Everyone was hoping and waiting for a re-launch of SIBO," said Nadja Mann, president of Grass Canada, Inc. "It was always a very popular show for the Quebec woodworking industry. We are excited that it will finally happen and can't wait to be part of it."
"Finding such an outstanding facility for SIBO helped make the decision to relaunch the show much easier. The Centrexpo Cogeco in Drummondville is within a 90-minute drive of 70% of the population and the vast majority of business in Quebec," said Urban. It is the newest exhibition center in Quebec and it has the infrastructure to easily accommodate the needs of industrial woodworking machinery, plus the amenities to serve a large crowd of visitors."
Distances to the Centrexpo Cogeco
Quebec - 154 km
Montreal - 96 km
Trois-Rivières - 73 km
Sherbrooke - 80 km
CCI Canada is owned by CCI Media, a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on industrial wood products manufacturing markets in North America. CCI Media's flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the bi-monthly Closets & Organized Storage Magazine. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.
The company acquired WMS, a biennial event, in late 2015. WMS grew to feature more than 270 companies and brands in 2017 and was attended by more than 7,000 woodworking executives, exhibitor personnel, and industry businesspeople from across Canada and the USA. In addition to WMS 2019, CCI Media produces Wood Pro Expo Charlotte and the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, both of which will be co-located March 6-8, 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, to be held October 17-18, 2019 at Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, PA and the Executive Briefing Conference, to be held April 14-16 in San Jose, CA.