The CWB Group presents its tenth annual CanWeld conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 27, 2019

For immediate release

Halifax, Nova Scotia- The CWB Group is hosting its tenth annual CanWeld Conference at the Halifax Convention Centre from October 9-10, 2019. This year’s event features a line-up of renowned speakers from the welding sector, namely in Eastern Canada’s aerospace, mining, agriculture, shipbuilding and submarine industry plus oil and gas maintenance and repair. Attracting industry professionals from coast to coast, the CWB Group remains committed to providing the best in-class service to all its stakeholders.

Every year, the CWB Group brings together people from an extensive range of industry contributors such as educators, decision-makers, influencers, suppliers and consultants to implement a state-of-the-art event with the opportunity to discuss issues around current trends and advances in the welding and joining industry, health and safety plus much more. These experts play a significant role in creating learning opportunities for all the attendees at the conference, and we’re back for our tenth anniversary with even more news on the latest innovations in the industry and ways you can get involved. The success from previous years will be showcased in all that CanWeld 2019 has to offer and will provide a forum for industry professionals to discuss topics of interest and what matters most in the industry. “The annual Canweld conference is a unique opportunity for welding industry professionals to meet, interact, and learn from each other.  There is no other forum like this where our welding and fabricating industry leaders from end-users, suppliers, and academia can come together to celebrate our accomplishments and pave the path for future success,” says Jim Galloway, Professor at Conestoga College.

Mark Sansom, Welding Manager at Irving Shipbuilding will be delivering the keynote speech this year. Sansom is a leading welding engineer who applied his vast expertise to the construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol ships. Before joining Irving Shipbuilding, Sansom spent ten years working in the largest naval nuclear repair yard in Western Europe, where he held several roles related to Non-destructive testing, welding engineering and quality control. With his superior-level knowledge on the world of welding, the CWB Group team is confident that attendees will gain valuable insight from Sansom’s presentation.

Other high-calibre presentations include but are not limited to:

  • Mahyar Asadi – Director of Monitoring and Simulation at SKC Engineering
  • Andrew Crawford – TQMS Manager at Buffalo Inspection Services
  • Joel Pepin – Quality Systems Engineer and Lead Auditor at PCL Industrial Management Inc.
  • Ken Mui – Application Engineer at Lincoln Electric
  • Robert Shaw – President at Steel Structures Technology Centre Inc.
  • Jeff Molyneaux – Executive Director/CEO at Majic

About the CWB Group:

The CWB Group is an industry-supported private sector organization providing welding certification, management systems registration and training services to over 7600 companies in 34 countries. Supported through CWB Certification, CWB Education, CWB Registration, CWB Consulting, and the CWB Association membership, the CWB Group provides a comprehensive and integrated service to the welding and joining industry. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with staff and offices across the country, the CWB Group is accredited by and operates under the authority of, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body for the administration of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) welding-related standards.

For more information about CanWeld and how you can be part of this exciting event, please contact or visit to register.

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