Welding Industry Day- Fall 2020 (Virtual)

Event Details: Monday, November 9th, 2020 - 11:00AM to 4:00PM (EST Time)

This FREE event will be available through our new online platform. Pre-registration is now available HERE. Please note: in the coming weeks, as the event day approaches, those who have registered will receive further information on how to log in and maneuver around the virtual event tool.

We are excited to provide our usual face to face event on a new virtual interactive platform and we will focus on Canadian Innovations in Welding Automation. As usual, Welding Industry Day will serve to provide industry professionals with content that is relevant to your business at no cost to attend. You’ll get information about how to improve productivity and efficiencies of welding and how to integrate current innovations that are trending in Canada. 

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!

Event Highlights:

• Seven knowledgeable industry experts will be featured (draft schedule below- subject to change)
• Live 30-min speaker sessions are planned with current industry content (11am- 4pm)
• Our usual trade show will be replaced with an Expo pavilion that will display suppliers’ products/services virtually
• The innovative event tool will allow for attendees to interact with suppliers via live chat/email to promote networking

We look forward to seeing you at our first virtual event! As new details become available they will be posted here. 



Educators Conference 2020 | Postponed

The well-being of our employees and clients is of the utmost importance to us. As we continue to monitor and respond to the changing situation regarding the outbreak, we have implemented various protocols to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in our organization and its stakeholders.

We regret to announce that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Educators Conference as per Health Canada's advice to avoid large conferences and gatherings in enclosed spaces. These are unprecedented times, and we feel that this decision is necessary and has not been made lightly. We have decided to host an additional online event in the fall instead of the annual conference, and more details will be available in the weeks to come.

Please see below for an official statement from our CEO, Doug Luciani, that is being shared with all stakeholders, partners, and associates.

“It is with great disappointment that I announce the postponement of our Annual Educators Conference. We have given this decision a great deal of consideration, and with the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, our primary responsibility is to contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. We want to ensure that vendors, event partners, and stakeholders are provided with as much notice as possible so that they can adjust their travel and staffing plans along with their financial planning for the year.

While we are disappointed that this action is necessary, we will work with all of our stakeholders to determine the next steps to address the impact and find the best way forward. We are deeply committed to promoting welding to the greater community and will keep you updated on alternative online events coming later this year.”

We would like to thank you for your support during this challenging period, and we will continue to update you through our website about the situation at hand.


CanWeld Conference 2020 | Cancelled

Every year, we look forward to hosting the best in the industry at the CanWeld Conference. This year was no different for the CWB Group, and preparations were underway for months to host another successful conference. However, with the continuing threat of COVID-19, we have had to make some difficult decisions. One such decision is to postpone the annual CanWeld Conference in June until further notice.

CanWeld has been synonymous with the CWB Group and has been well-received by the industry for many years now, but the health and safety of our partners, employees, participants and events staff is of paramount importance. Although we worked diligently to identify alternative options for our participants, the volatility of the current situation has prevented us from doing so, and we are now working towards hosting an alternate event in the Spring of 2021.

Please see below for an official statement from Bill Gwynne, Vice-President of Industry Solutions, that is being shared with all stakeholders, partners and associates:

“It is with great disappointment that I announce the postponement of CanWeld 2020 being held at Fabtech Canada in Toronto. As our reputed partners at Fabtech Canada announced last week, we looked for ways to host this event in 2020 but felt that we couldn’t do justice to our partners, exhibitors and participants, but we are committed to a bigger, better and safer event next year.

The CWB Group would like to show its appreciation to everyone that is working tirelessly to keep our communities safe and healthy during a stressful and challenging time. At a time where physical distance separates us all, the strength and kindness of our communities is more evident than ever before.”

Our head office location hours remain the same, and we invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns. We would like to thank you for your support during this challenging period, and we will continue to update you through our website about the situation at hand.