CWB Group hosts its first virtual Welding Industry Day on November 9

October 8, 2020

Milton, ON- The CWB Group is the source of excellence in welding, and we are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for the industry. We rely on client and member feedback to make organizational decisions and are excited to announce that we will be hosting our third annual Welding Industry Day (WID) on an easy-to-use and interactive virtual platform. Our past events have been hugely successful, and we saw a need to give the industry a safe space to engage and collaborate during a time where we could all benefit from positive interactions.  Our third Welding Industry Day will be hosted on November 9, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 4:15 PM (EST Time) on [Microsoft Teams].

You will receive an email with details on how to sign-in closer to the event. The theme for this year’s event is Canadian Innovations in Welding Automation and will serve to provide industry professionals with a combination of extraordinary convenience, technical presentations, networking opportunities, and content that is relevant to local businesses at no cost to attend.

The event will offer information on improving productivity and integrating trending innovations in Canada into your daily business practices. Our new program tool will allow for live speaker presentations with an opportunity to ask questions. Plus, we’re happy to announce that as always, attendees will be able to participate in a live virtual expo with exhibits from our sponsors where you can connect with suppliers as you would during our live events. As we launch this new era of events, we hope to combine the elements you have come to expect from us and deliver a bigger and better event!

Some topics that you can look forward to enjoying this year are:

  • What’s Next for Industrial Welding?
  • Educating Welding & Robotics Technologists and Technicians
  • Calculating ROI for welding robots and factors to consider
  • Closed-Loop Feedback Control of Pool Width in Industrial Scale Directed Energy Deposition
  • Digitally Connecting Frontline Workers, Supervision, and Management in a High-Mix, Low-Volume Fabrication Environment
  • The Necessity of Health and Safety Practices While Implementing New Technologies in Welding and Welding Automation Processes
  • Optimizing Arc Cone to Puddle Ratio with Hyper Fill Twin Wire Pulse GMAW Transfer

WID focuses on promoting the industry's health locally and works to serve Canada as a whole. With a strong commitment towards being leaders that affect positive change for the ongoing improvement of the sector, we are confident that events such as these will attract new people to the trade. This event's main objective is to share information and gain valuable insights about the advancements and innovations in welding, learn how to improve productivity at work during these unprecedented times, and allow young professionals to connect and network with seasoned welders and mentors for guidance and future job prospects.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our first-ever virtual Welding Industry Day. There's no better way to celebrate significant wins in challenging times than to remain connected and engaged with each other. To ensure that we prioritize our stakeholders' health and safety, we are leveraging our superior IT infrastructure to ensure that our attendees have the tools and resources to enjoy the virtual event and gain valuable insights into this year's welding innovations. We look forward to seeing you at the event, and we hope you enjoy your time there,” said Michael Stewart, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Corporate Services at the CWB Group.

In line with the growing efforts from the federal and provincial government agencies to help grow the skilled trades sector, the CWB Group is excited to be giving back to the welding industry. We are confident that this shift to an online platform will offer the flexibility that the industry is looking for while mitigating any risk of transmission. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but the CWB Group remains committed to the well-being and success of the skilled trades, and with this event, we hope to provide some relief from the everyday stresses of the pandemic.

We hope to see you at the event and, until then, stay safe.

Please visit the event website HERE.

About 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 CertificationCWB EducationCWB RegistrationCWB 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.