The National Event for Canada's Wood Industry

February 24-26, 2022
International Centre
Mississauga (Toronto), CA

Reserve your place in the only exhibition devoted to Canada's robust professional woodworking industry.

WMS is the professional woodworking

show for all of Canada

WMS has connected Canada’s professional woodworking industry with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers for more than four decades. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from all 10 Canadian provinces and 2 territories.

WMS attracts buyers you won’t find at other woodworking shows:

attend no other trade show

attend AWFS - Las Vegas

attend IWF - Atlanta

attend LIGNA - Hannover, Germany

Designed to meet your business goals in Canada

87

of exhibitors indicated that WMS 2019 met or exceeded their expectations for their top 3 objectives:

1

Obtain sales lead
2

Close sales
3

Product Exposure

86

of 2019 attendees stated that they plan to attend the next WMS.

DID YOU KNOW?

The top two reasons attendees go to WMS is to see new products or evaluate and compare products for future purchases.

The International Centre

Canada's premier woodworking event will once again take place at the International Centre, where WMS has enjoyed its highest attendance and record-setting exhibit space. The exhibit hall provides buyers with a seamless transition from hardware to machinery exhibitors and convenient traffic flow to/from registration and food service areas.

Exhibitors and attendees alike prefer the International Centre for its many conveniences:

  • Non-union facility
  • Ease of move-in and move-out
  • Convenient access for local drive-in traffic
  • Complimentary parking
  • Across-the-street location from Pearson International Airport
  • Proximity to Toronto restaurants and nightlife

Who should
exhibit?

For more than four decades, woodworking machinery and supply companies have relied on WMS to reach Canadian decision-makers.  The entire scope of the industry’s suppliers and manufacturers include:

  • Panel processing machinery
  • Solid wood processing equipment
  • Advanced CNC equipment
  • Cutting tools
  • Sanding & finishing equipment & materials
  • Computer software
  • Functional and decorative hardware & fasteners
  • Decorative surfaces
  • Wood components
  • Portable power pools
  • Panel products, lumber, veneer
  • Closet, garage & home organization products
  • Green products

It was great to meet with suppliers and see new products. Seeing new products is super important in order to stay up to date on current/future trends and innovations.

WMS is a great place to see where the industry is in terms of technology. We find new products/techniques every show that help us advance our business.

WMS 2019 was beneficial to our company. We were able to discuss product features with several suppliers, learn about new products and developments and make several purchase decisions at the show.

See new products. Hands on evaluation of machines.

WMS Attendee Demographics

Purchasing Influence

61.2

Final Decision

14.9%

Specify

31.4

Recommend & Other

Number of Employees

65.4

Less than 10

19.3

10-50

15.2

More than 50

Type of Business

  • 24.0% Residential & Commercial Cabinets
  • 15.0% Residential Furniture/Office/Institutional Furniture
  • 14.0% Cabinet Components and Hardware
  • 10.5% Millwork, Moulding, Doors, Windows and Stairs
  • 9.2% Architectural Woodwork
  • 2.5% Woodworking Machinery Dealer or Distributor
  • 2.0% Equipment, Cutting Tool Services, or Distribution
  • 2.0% Store & Office Partitions & Fixtures
  • 1.4% Laminate Panel Products
  • 1.4% Veneers, Plywood, Particle Board, MDF, OSB
  • 1.4% Hardwood Dimensions, Components, Flooring
  • 10.6% Other

Schedule of Events

Move In

Monday, February 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (targeted machinery only)
Tuesday, February 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday, February 24
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, February 25
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Move Out

Saturday, February 26
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, February 27
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Application to Exhibit

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Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Forthcoming

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Reserve your exhibit and partnership opportunity today!

For More Information and to Reserve Space:
Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo
Exposition Management
c/o Hall-Erickson, Inc.

98 E. Chicago Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Tel: 630-434-7779
Fax: 630-434-1216
Email: wms@heiexpo.com

WMS is owned by CCI Canada, Inc.