Western Canada’s secondary woodworking show announces return of educational seminar series


Abbotsford, BC – An educational Seminar Series covering a wide range of industry topics will once again be offered as part of the 2017 edition of Canada Woodworking West, Western Canada’s largest woodworking machinery and supply show. This biennial trade event takes place October 4-5, 2017 at TRADEX in Abbotsford, BC.

Seminars will take place on both days of the show and will be offered free of charge to show visitors. Topics range from robotics in wood milling applications, to testing and certification, cost savings from productivity improvements, and skills development training. The complete schedule is available below:



Using Robots for CNC Wood Milling Applications

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Jorn Dettmer
Presented by: UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing

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Partnerships Work!

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Norma Ricker
Presented by: Wood Manufacturing Council





The Benefits of Testing and Certification

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Sandra Wood, CMP
Presented by: Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association





Are You Ready to Improve?

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Ric Ptak
Presented by: FPInnovations




Registration is currently open for the 2017 edition of the show. By pre-registering, visitors can save 50% on admission ($10 online versus $20 at the door) and fast-track their entrance directly onto the show floor. Convenient online registration is available at www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca.

Canada Woodworking West is specifically designed to educate and inspire Western Canada’s cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, custom wood product manufacturers, architectural woodworkers and millworkers. The 2017 edition will see the addition of some of North America’s largest and most respected industry manufacturers and distributors.

For additional information, visit www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca or find the show on Facebook and Twitter.


Media Inquiries:
Mike Neeb, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Phone: 226-748-8772
Toll Free: 1-888-454-7469
Email: mneeb@mpltd.ca

Scott Briggs, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.
Phone: 506-658-0018
Toll Free: 1-888-454-7469
Email: sbriggs@mpltd.ca