MONTREAL, March 13, 2018 /CNW/ -- SME's Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) has formed a strategic partnership with Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) to co-locate the Réseau Québec – 3D (RQ3D) Annual Conference with MMTS. The conference, dedicated to advancements in additive manufacturing is organized by CRIQ, Canada Makes, Le Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en transformation métallique au Québec (CRITM) and PRIMA QUEBEC. The RQ3D Conference will be held alongside the MMTS tradeshow and advanced manufacturing conference for the first time and will take place on May 16, 2018 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec.
"SME is excited about this co-location initiative at MMTS," said Julie Pike, director, Canadian Events at SME. "Quebec is a leader in advanced manufacturing and the inclusion of SME's advanced manufacturing conference alongside RQ3D's additive manufacturing conference at MMTS will allow us to offer even more knowledge, resources and innovative solutions to Quebec manufacturers."
MMTS is a biennial manufacturing event that draws more than 4,500 manufacturing executives and practitioners to connect with more than 300 exhibiting companies represented. The event showcases the latest advancements in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating and advanced manufacturing applications including additive manufacturing, automation and robotics solutions. This year MMTS debuts its own conference line up dedicated to advanced manufacturing themes including Digital Transformations of Manufacturing and Advancements in Robotics Technology.
"CRIQ is pleased to partner with MMTS for the 4th Annual Réseau Québec-3D Conference. This partnership will enhance our ability to serve the Quebec manufacturing industry and to organize a world-class event for companies," said Denis Hardy, President and Chief Executive Officer, CRIQ
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
CRIQ's mission is to make Québec's industry more competitive and boost growth by supporting innovation, productivity, and exports. CRIQ partners with both the private and public sector to enhance innovation, productivity, and competition in Québec. CRIQ has been an expert in industrial productivity and competitiveness for 45 years. The company possesses a vast array of expertise in several economic sectors in Québec and carries out more than 1,600 profitable projects annually. www.criq.qc.ca
About Réseau Québec-3D
As part of its mission to make Québec industry more competitive and boost growth by supporting innovation, productivity, and exports, CRIQ (Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec) has carried out studies on additive manufacturing. In October 2014, Québec's Minister of the Economy, Innovation, and Exports Jacques Daoust announced that Réseau Québec-3D was being set up and tasked CRIQ with coordinating the 3D printing network. Réseau Québec-3D seeks to pool stakeholder 3D printing expertise in order to provide complementary and diverse services ranging from contract implementation to training highly qualified staff, helping Québec take its place in this burgeoning sector.
For further information: Ashley Areeda, Senior PR Representative, SME, 734-891-4013, [email protected]; Frédéric Otis, Communications Advisor, CRIQ, Téléphone : 418 659-1550, poste 2413, [email protected], http://www.sme.org