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SME presents Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show.

Press Release Summary:

April 25, 2008 - To be held at Place Bonaventure on May 12, 13, and 14, 2008, the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show will feature an interactive town hall discussing the future of Quebec manufacturing and a keynote presentation by M. Philippe Hoste. Alongside this event, in partnership with the Quebec Aerospace Association, SME will hold the Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Conference. Featuring 200 exhibitors representing 400 companies and product lines, the event will also include Innovations 2008 with 40 exhibitors.

Original Press Release

Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show Brings Industry Innovations to Quebec May 12-14, 2008

Press release date: April 21, 2008

DEARBORN, MI, April 21, 2008 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) presents the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show, an industrial and educational showcase for the latest manufacturing innovations and trends, at Place Bonaventure on May 12, 13, and 14, 2008. The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) is Quebec's largest industrial trade event with more than 200 exhibitors representing 400 companies and product lines. The event is expected to attract more than 6,000 delegates from across Quebec and the rest of Canada. MMTS 2008 features many new educational opportunities never before available at an event of its kind. Included in this year's event are an interactive town hall discussing the future of Quebec manufacturing, a keynote presentation focusing on becoming a leader through innovation and technology given by M. Philippe Hoste, chief executive officer, Sonaca NMF Canada, and the Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Conference which offers aerospace and defense manufacturers an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies. "This year's Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show is full of innovations - from the technologies found on the exhibit floor to the comprehensive educational elements that are designed to bring powerful knowledge to the attendee", said Steve Prahalis, general manager of SME's Canadian operations. "Manufacturing truly is spoken here." Alongside Quebec's premiere industry event, in partnership with the Quebec Aerospace Association, is SME's Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Conference. This dynamic program offers a unique experience for aerospace and defense manufacturers to learn about cutting-edge technologies specific to their industry. Attendees will hear from industry leaders currently using new technologies in their operations, as well as from researchers sharing their knowledge and expertise on upcoming technologies - helping manufacturers to improve their products and processes, and become more competitive globally. Rounding out the educational program is a powerful keynote presentation, an interactive town hall panel discussion, and a comprehensive series of seminars and tours of local manufacturing facilities designed to provide in-depth technical insights for all participants. Another new program, Innovations 2008 will feature 40 exhibitors demonstrating the very latest technologies in manufacturing. For more information, please visit About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide. If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail, or Fax: (313) 425-3403


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