Dec
14
Tue
TWIG Pitch Night 2
Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

For the second edition of Pitch Night, TWIG is hosting the folks from Ellingsen Woods on Cortes Island. Ellingsen Woods is a family-owned and operated business working alongside the local Cortes Community Forest Cooperative and the Cortes Forestry General Partnership to generate economic and social benefits for the community. With islands and remote communities being a norm for BC, Ellingsen sees ways in which the material being harvested, along with waste streams can be value-added into a range of products. The purpose of this pitch night is for our TWIG community to engage in a discussion around the possibilities, and how we might develop products from these resources that move off-island, or to be sold to those who live and visit the island.
There is also time for other pitches, so if you have an idea you want input on please get in touch at info@twigbc.ca

Dec
16
Thu
WMCO H&S Training Event – Risk Assessment Training
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
12
Wed
Top Government Grants for 2022 @ Online
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Jan
17
Mon
imm cologne
Jan 17 – Jan 23 all day
Jan
24
Mon
TAP Wood Industry Cohort – Export Readiness Series
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am
Feb
1
Tue
Eurobois 2022
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all day
Feb
8
Tue
KBIS
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all day
Feb
24
Thu
WMS
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all day

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) has been rescheduled for February 24-26, 2022, at the International Centre.

The announcement of the new dates follows last week’s action by the Ontario government to ease restrictions on capacity limits for many indoor settings, including convention facilities. Effective September 25, the government began allowing gatherings of up to 50 percent capacity or 10,000 people (whichever is less) for indoor events. Over the last several months, Covid vaccination rates have steadily climbed in Ontario while Covid positivity rates have declined.

“This is the good news we’ve all been waiting for,” said Tim Fixmer, President and CEO of CCI Canada, organizer of WMS. “Moving the event from November to late February will give exhibitors and attendees more time to prepare for the show and better take advantage of the opportunities that will be available in a post-pandemic market for cabinets, furniture, and other secondary wood products.”

The biennial industrial trade show was originally set to take place November 4-6, 2021.

“As difficult of a decision as it was to postpone the show, our greatest concern was and always will be the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees,” Fixmer said. “We will work closely with our partners at the International Centre to ensure that all safety and health protocols are followed so that we can deliver the best possible tradeshow experience for all participants.”

WMS is world-renowned as Canada’s preeminent industrial woodworking event. For more than four decades, WMS has connected Canada’s woodworking professionals with the world’s most prominent machinery manufacturers and suppliers. WMS 2019 attracted attendees from nine Canadian provinces and two territories. The 2019 edition featured 75,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 175 exhibitors. According to show management, a new floorplan will be available soon.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rich Widick, rwidick@heiexpo.com; 630-929-7918.

Mar
14
Mon
Fimma
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all day
Apr
6
Wed
IWPA World of Wood Convention
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all day
Apr
12
Tue
International Mass Timber Conference @ Oregon Convention Centre
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all day
Mass Timber Clinic: Introducing and Mastering Design Topics
Apr 12 @ 3:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
27
Wed
Closets Conference & Expo @ San Diego Convention Centre
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all day
COFI Convention
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all day
Jun
9
Thu
AWMAC National Convention
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all day
Jun
16
Thu
CKCA National Forum
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all day
Aug
23
Tue
IWF Atlanta
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all day
Sep
26
Mon
CKCA Regional Event – Ontario
Sep 26 all day
Oct
13
Thu
Wood Pro Expo @ Spooky Nook Sports Center
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all day
Oct
27
Thu
SIBO: Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all day
Mar
29
Wed
IWPA World of Wood Convention
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all day
May
15
Mon
Ligna
May 15 – May 19 all day
Jun
9
Fri
AWMAC National Convention
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all day