Society of Manufacturing Engineers

May 26, 2009 09:01 ET

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Western Manufacturing Technology Show Returns to Edmonton, June 16-18, 2009

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) presents the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) at Northlands AgriCom in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 16, 17 and 18, 2009. Held every two years in Edmonton, WMTS is the major forum for 3,000 Albertan manufacturing professionals to source machinery, equipment, supplies and services for all aspects of their operations.

The event showcases products ranging from machine tools, welding equipment (under the WeldExpo Canada banner), design engineering and plant maintenance to process control and automation. WMTS is dedicated to helping industry professionals address production challenges and learn best practices to help their businesses thrive. The event is produced by SME, in partnership with the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA), Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).

Free(i) WMTS Registration includes:

- Keynote Address - Tuesday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Honourable Mel Knight, Alberta's Minister of Energy and Annette Trimbee, Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Technology will present, "The Provincial Energy Strategy: Creating Alberta's Energy Future" and "Alberta's Action Plan - Bringing Technology to Market."

- Show - Tuesday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

- Town Hall Experience - Wednesday, June 17, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

An interactive panel featuring Duane Hertzer, Optima Manufacturing (Rodney), John Zhou, Alberta Research Council, and Gary Loblick, Toll Industries and Winslow Group, will discuss "How do you Manage Manufacturing Operations in a Rollercoaster Commodity Market?" and will be moderated by Robert Moore, QGI Consulting Group.

- Show - Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

- Show - Thursday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SME strongly encourages advance(i) registration. To register now, visit or call 1.888.322.7333. Registrations at the door are $20 each.

Looking to keep on top of technologies for oil & gas? SME, the leader in manufacturing education, announces the "Manufacturing Innovations Conference: Technologies for Oil & Gas" to be held at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS). This is a technical two-day conference showcasing new technologies and applications for manufacturing oil & gas. Conference attendees receive full access to the show floor, keynote speaker, reception, the town hall, lunch on both days and exclusive technology sessions and demonstrations.

To learn more about the conference, call 1.888.322.7333 or visit

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About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, and oil and gas. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Nick Samain
    WMTS 2009 Event Manager
    (416) 848-1666 or Toll-free: 1-888-322-7333 #206