UBM Americas will host its inaugural Advance Design & Manufacturing Expo this month, bringing together five of the area’s highly popular industry trade shows for one major event.
UBM announced it will be combining what are usually held as five separate design and manufacturing trade shows simultaneously into one event. The trade shows include ATX Canada, Design & Manufacturing Canada, PACKEX Toronto, PLAST-EX and Toronto Powder & Bulk Solids. The newly designed event will feature designs and manufacturing ranging from plastics, packaging and design to engineering, automation and processing.
Over 450 exhibitors are slated for the event who will present their latest inventions and designs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in educational and networking events throughout the expo. Events will include a panel discussion on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a presentation on food waste and sustainable packaging and a presentation on manufacturing trends for the next 10 years.
The expo will be from May 16-18 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Carol Zweep, NSF International’s manager of packaging, food and label compliance, will present information on reducing food waste with shelf life extension and will discuss sustainable packing solutions.
James Anderton, director of content for engineering.com, will give a presentation on the evolving manufacturing industry over the next 10 years.