Winnipeg, MB (Sept 7, 2018) – CanWeld Expo & Conference, Canada’s annual welding, metal fabricating and finishing event, takes place this year at the very heart of the Canadian sector in Winnipeg at the RBC Convention Centre, September 12 – 13, 2018. The Winnipeg manufacturing sector employs over 45,000 workers and is comprised of over 1,400 business with revenues exceeding 17.4 Billion (67% of provincial GDP).

Held in partnership with CWB Group, CanWeld is Canada’s leading metal fabricating and welding industry event where professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead.

“We’re excited to partner with the CWB Group and take CanWeld to Manitoba’s manufacturing hub this year. CanWeld is truly an exciting event where you will experience the sparks and noise from powered up equipment. You’ll get to see heavy duty equipment like Empire Machinery’s 60 Ton Hydraulic Ironworker and get hands-on with the latest technology from top industry suppliers.” says Nick Samain, Vice President, dmg events, organizers of CanWeld Expo.

The expo will feature live working equipment including robotics, metal fabricating equipment, plasma
cutting systems and grinding technology with more than 80 major brands showcasing equipment including: Air Liquide, Select SAI, Lincoln Electric, Gullco, ESAB, Welders Supplies, Praxair and Empire Machinery.

“Empire Machinery looks forward to being a part of the CanWeld Expo to demonstrate how the latest equipment can offer shops to be as productive and efficient as possible. We look forward to the opportunity to meet new people in the industry and reconnecting with existing customers to show them the latest of what Empire Machinery has offer.” Sean Mashinter, Empire Machinery.

Experienced welders can sign up to compete in the CanWeld Best Welder Competition, which will be held in booth space #422. This exciting event is hosted by the CWB Association and CWB Foundation. For those eager to learn, the CanWeld Simulator and live arc Welding Zone gives a taste of what it takes to become a welder.

The CanWeld Conference is recognized as the premier Canadian educational platform in the field of welding and related technologies. Conference delegates will hear from over 40 speakers including keynote Paul Soubry, President & CEO at NFI Group Inc. who will be speaking on “North America’s Leading Bus Manufacturer- 85 Years in the Making”.

CanWeld Expo hours are Wednesday, September 12 from 10am – 5pm and Thursday, September 13 from 10am – 4pm. Cost to attend is $30 at the door or pre-register in advance to obtain complimentary expo pass at

Media are required to pre-register in order to obtain a show badge for the event and will need to provide accreditation (a piece of photo identification and an official business card) upon arrival at main registration, located inside Hall A of the RBC Convention Centre. For further information about CanWeld Expo & Conference, to register or to inquire about attendance, please visit

For more information contact:

Nick Samain
Vice President, dmg events
W: 403 984-5437
C: 403 998-0355
[email protected]

Dan Tadic
Executive Director, CWB Association
W: (800) 844 6790 x256
[email protected]

About dmg events

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE since 1989 with operations in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Canada, South Africa and the UK, dmg events is an international exhibitions and publishing company. We attract more than 350,000 visitors to our portfolio of 80 exhibitions each year.

We have expanded our operations to achieve impressive growth in emerging and mature markets by the strategic acquisition of complementary businesses and by geo-cloning our flagship events, where we adapt our core event brands to work across new countries and cultures.

Our 300 member team nurture professional communities for diverse industries including Construction, Energy, Coatings, Transport, Hospitality & Design. Our events are a focal point, supported by conferences, certified workshops, technical seminars and industry publications.

Through all of this work our aim is simple. We want to accelerate business through face-to-face events, which is why we work so hard to bring people together, creating opportunities for them to network, learn and do business.

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About the CWB Welding Foundation

The CWB Welding Foundation is a National registered charity that supports the Canadian welding industry by increasing public safety awareness in welding, and addressing the welding skilled trade shortage and mismatch in Canada. Through education based programs and initiatives, we continue to reduce barriers that affect key groups; elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and educators, indigenous, women, at-risk youth, disabled, and the disadvantaged. We envision a future where all individuals are encouraged and provided the support needed to reach their true potential in a career in welding regardless of identity factors, social and financial status, and lived experiences including gender, age, ethnicity, language, literacy, culture, income, and geographical location.

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