FABTECH Canada is a great platform to present the latest products and developments in welding and metal forming. The last edition took place in 2014, and next week we will finally enjoy a new edition. If you are going to exhibit or you are just planning to visit FABTECH 2016 in Toronto (22-24 March), don't miss our interview with the organizers of the show.
What novelties will we find in 2016's edition?
A biennial event currently in its third iteration, FABTECH Canada continues to serve as Canada’s most complete destination for fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing, carrying with it the full North American reach of the FABTECH series. Featuring more than 84,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, FABTECH Canada exhibitors will be introducing over 150 new products on the show floor.
Among the new product categories being displayed are: arc welding, assembly, bending & forming, brazing & soldering, business services, coil processing, cutting, fastening & joining, finishing/paint & powder coating, finishing/plating, gases & gas equipment, hydroforming, inspection & testing, job shop/contract mfg., lasers, lubrication, maintenance & repair, material handling, metal suppliers, plate & structural fabricating, press brakes, punching, resistance welding, robotics, roll forming, safety & environmental, saws, software, machine controls, stamping, thermal spraying, tool & die, tooling, tube & pipe fabricating or welding and tube & pipe producing, welding consumables, and welding machines.
What benefits brings the Show to the city of Toronto? (economical, touristic)
Canada is a Leading Player in Global Manufacturing. Ontario is the most populous and second largest province in Canada. Southern Ontario is home to the Nation's capital, Ottawa and Canada's largest city, Toronto, which is the provincial capital and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The forests and numerous lakes of Central Ontario and Northern Ontario also provide popular hiking and camping destinations.
Canada has a large domestic and foreign tourism industry. The second largest country in the world, Canada's incredible geographical variety is a significant tourist attractor. Much of the country's tourism is centred on Canada's five largest metropolitan areas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa, well known for their culture, diversity, as well as the many national parks and historic sites.
The Canadian economy specializes in machinery-intensive industries – manufacturing, agriculture, minerals, oil and gas, utilities, and construction. Companies in these activities spend almost $41 billion on machinery and equipment per year! In 2013, close to 80,000 manufacturing businesses generated revenues of $591 billion and employed about 1.8 million Canadians, accounting for 10.5% of the overall GDP. Canada is America’s largest goods trading partner with $632 billion (2013). The Province of Ontario is North America’s largest automotive manufacturing jurisdiction.
In 2012, over 16 million tourists arrived in Canada, bringing US$17.4 billion in international tourism receipts to the economy. Domestic and international tourism combined directly contributes 1% of Canada's total GDP and supports 309,000 jobs in the country.