Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show | May 16 - 18, 2016 | Place Bonaventure | Montreal, QC

Meet Hockey Legend Guy Lafleur at Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show Job Shop Night

Special evening exclusive to independent job shops across Quebec features extended show hours, meet-and-greet with Lafleur and complimentary dinner





Montreal, Quebec – May 1, 2014 – If you’re a small to mid-size manufacturer in Quebec who also happens to be a hockey fan, the province’s premier manufacturing event has an offer you won’t want to miss.

Producers of the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) – to be held May 12-14 at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure – have announced that they will be extending the show’s hours for a special evening dedicated to independent job shops across the province, with the added bonus of a chance to get up close and personal with Hockey Hall of Famer and former Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur.

On Tuesday, May 13 from 3:00-7:30 p.m., job shop owners, staff and their adult family members will have access to an expansive exhibition of the latest manufacturing technologies on today’s market, as well as an opportunity to mingle with Lafleur, the most feared forward of his era and the first player in the National Hockey League to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons. Participants will also enjoy a complimentary smoked meat sandwich and a drink while they chat with the revered hockey hero.

“We’re extremely honoured to be part of an event featuring a Montreal Habs hockey legend like Lafleur,” said Frank Haydar, President of Elliott Matsuura Canada, co-sponsor of the MMTS Job Shop Night, also sponsored by SME, producer of MMTS. “We hope visitors are as eager about his attendance as we are.”

MMTS is the premier manufacturing gathering in Quebec, representing a cross-section of more than 20 manufacturing industries. Following an opening keynote address by noted Les Affaires columnist René Vézina, who will speak about the future of Quebec manufacturing, the event will highlight key advances and new products in machine tools, tooling, metalworking, automation, additive manufacturing, design and physical asset management, along with educational sessions designed to share best practices and lessons learned.

“The goal of Job Shop Night is to make it easier for smaller Quebec businesses to source solutions, and network with colleagues and potential customers under one roof in casual, enjoyable atmosphere,” explained Event Manager Julie Pike.

“The timing is right for MMTS 2014,” Pike said, pointing to a shift that is currently under way across the Quebec manufacturing sector. “With increased investment and new innovations, Quebec manufacturers are poised to make a greater impact on an international scale. At MMTS, local companies have direct access to the technologies and industry connections they need to get there.”

Key exhibitors at MMTS include Elliott Matsuura, Synergy Machine Sales, EMEC Machine Tools, Isotop Inc., Mitutoyo, Walter Canada and Ferro Technique. This year’s event also features a comprehensive conference line-up on topics such as advanced simulation techniques, lean methodologies, real-time optimization, 3D printing and other process improvements, as well as working demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies right on the show floor.

MMTS 2014 is produced in partnership with The Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA), The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), and Manufacturiers et exporateurs du Québec (MEQ) and supported in partnership with REAI, Business Information Group, STIQ and MCI. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.mmts.ca or call 1-888-322-7333.

About SME (www.sme.org)

SME, producer of MMTS 2014, connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a non-profit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME shares knowledge to advance manufacturing. At SME, we are making the future.

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