Canada Chapter Meeting - The Future of Manufacturing Technology & Talent

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (9:30am - 2pm US/Eastern)
Rick Hansen Secondary School
1150 Dream Crest Rd [map]
Mississauga, ON L5V 1N6

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This unique event brings together the needs of manufacturing and the futures stars and backbone of the industry as it evolves from where it is today. The topics below are one hour sessions that will all be presented concurrently and repeat three times during the day.

This event is something you should be planning to attend if you are looking for ideas to secure the future of your business, or plan on having a career in manufacturing.

9:30-9:45 a.m. Arrival & Registration
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Session 1
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Session 2
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Session 3
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
2:00 p.m. Dismissal

Removing the black-art from center-less grinding
Armando Afonso – Technical Sales Manager
Echo Hill Automation Inc. - Beamsville, ON
The role of advanced technology in center-less grinding today and how it has helped remove the black-art of center-less grinding. It all starts from a clean sheet design.

The Future of Making Things
Robert Picinic - Industry Account Executive
SolidCAD- Vaughan, Ontario
New and increasing challenges facing manufacturers necessitates adoption of a next generation approach to design, engineering and manufacturing. As the landscape evolves and competitive pressure mounts, driven by the needs of ever more demanding customers, the internet of everything and rapidly advancing technology, companies need to re-think their approach to innovation and transform the way they do business. Autodesk, a leading 3D design software provider and SolidCAD, a Platinum Autodesk solution provider will be sharing how these disruptions are having an impact on industry and what this future of making things in manufacturing may look like.

Get the facts on manufacturing jobs in Halton-Peel
Donald Grant, M.Ed. Project Lead, Open Doors
Canadian Manufactures and Exporters - Mississauga, Ontario
An interactive session that explores
• which trades and occupations will be in greatest demand
• how many jobs will required
• where will they come from
Understanding past, present and future job trends will help you choose which manufacturing jobs will be right for you.

The Future Workforce - Breaking the Mold
Sterling Gill – Workforce Development Manager
PMPA – Brecksville, Ohio
There is more than one pathway to a career! Come join the Workforce Development Tour and participate in a discussion about how we can affect changing the image, traditional perception, and norms about education and the machining industry. Investigate the facts concerning what a career can look like, and the opportunities that are available now and in the future. Breaking the Mold will take a practical approach in addressing these challenges that face us all.

The Additive Impact: A Look at the 3D Printing Technologies Shaping the Future of Manufacturing”
Reuben Menezes – Marketing Manager
Proto3000 Vaughan, Ontario
3D Printing is changing the world. It is leading a new industrial revolution full of disruption, creativity and innovation. It is pushing the boundaries of what we can make and how we make them. Join us as we explore how far 3D printing has come in the last 30 years, and take a glimpse into the future of this exponential technology

Cost: $30.00 (CAD)
Please make checks payable to PMPA Canada Chapter and mail them to: PMPA 6880 West Snowville Rd- Brecksville, OH 44141. You can also pay by cash onsite

To Register: Please fill out the attached form and email to or fax it to PMPA at (440) 526-5803

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