TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ -- New challenges and opportunities are coming in Canada's manufacturing sector in the very near future. That topic is among the highlights of the 2017 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), produced by SME, and returning to The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 25–28.
Manufacturing is a critical component of Canada's economy. More than 1.7 million Canadians are employed at 90,000 manufacturing enterprises across the country, contributing $610 billion to the nation's GDP, and trends indicate the industry is growing.
"The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast!" keynote address by noted futurist Jim Carroll will kick off CMTS on Monday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.
"There are a tremendous number of trends affecting the manufacturing sector right now," Carroll says, "Including bio-mimicry, 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT)."
Carroll notes that a prepared enterprise's question isn't "When should we get involved in those new trends and technologies?" Rather, it's "Are we ready for the new world of manufacturing?"
"Don't ignore potentially disruptive technology during the early days; instead, make sure you are learning, experimenting and gaining expertise in promising new technologies," Carroll says. "Think big, start small and scale fast."
Now in its fourth decade, CMTS will also feature technology exhibits, displays and demonstrations from more than 700 suppliers and OEMs. The 9,000 manufacturing professionals attending will also have access to the Advanced Manufacturing Canada and RAPID Canada conferences, each offering presentations and panel discussions related to the latest developments in additive manufacturing, automation economics, automation and robotics, workforce development and more.
For more information, or to register, visit cmts.ca.
The Canadian Manufacturing Technology show is Canada's largest and most influential manufacturing event. For more than 40 years, CMTS has connected manufacturers of all sizes and from all sectors to the equipment, technologies, services and experts best suited to streamline operations and improve results. Learn more at cmts.ca, follow @SME_Canada or facebook.com/CMTSevent.
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