Industrial Strength Meetings

As ideas reshape the emerging Industry 4.0, Toronto innovators are jump-starting new design and production methods, from 3D printing, to intelligent robots and clean energy. Part of Canada’s largest advanced manufacturing corridor, Toronto supports a strong cluster of aerospace and automotive industries, as well as several of Canada’s top engineering programs. In a rapidly evolving field, in which knowledge is paramount, global organizers team with local resources to learn, apply, collaborate.

The Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing pairs cutting-edge university research with industry partners like Celestica, Bombardier and GE Digital Energy, developing new materials and smart processes from 3D printing to nano-engineering. The new Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Hub (DAIR) unites every large aerospace company and leading postsecondary institution in the region, to advance R&D in aircraft, satellites and drones.

Part of Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, Toronto is building next-gen capabilities in fields from advanced robotics to 3D printing.

Toronto is an ideal location for SME events; it’s a world-class city with access to Canada’s leading manufacturing marketplace, and Ontario’s diversified economy and manufacturing industries are highly integrated with the $20-trillion NAFTA marketplace. Hosting events in Toronto is an easy experience for our thousands of manufacturing professionals who attend CMTS to source the latest advanced manufacturing technology solutions, connections and education all under one roof.

Julie Pike, director of Canadian events at SME, a non-profit association of professionals, educators and students that promotes the manufacturing industry

The reason I brought the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology to Toronto, is it’s the hub of the industry for Canada; it’s the showcase of Canada’s leading industries in the areas of electric transportation, micro grids, smart grids and renewable energy systems, [and] to showcase that to a worldwide audience. It was also successful, because it’s the city of Toronto and people actually collaborated with several academic units and research institutes housed right here the city. The city is great, the conference venues are great. You can’t ask for much more, really.

Dr. Sheldon Williamson, IEEE 18th International Conference on Industrial Technology 

MDA has been awarded the contract to establish the technical requirements to build #Canadarm3, a smart robotic system for the Lunar Gateway that will orbit the moon.

Meetings in Toronto benefit from:

  • Access to talented speakers and renowned industry thought-leaders
  • An engaged talent pool with opportunity to drive attendance and membership
  • Access to local sponsorships through a connected, local network
  • An engaged local community for network, off-site venues and innovative site visits



Crowd watching performance at TD Jazz Festival, in front of Roy Thompson Hall

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