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The Best of CMTS: Day 1 Highlights

The Best of CMTS 2021 officially kicked off at The International Centre in Toronto! We’re proud to have hosted our four-day manufacturing technology event featuring 100+ impactful exhibitors, educational presentations and opportunities for Canada’s manufacturers to connect one-on-one.

We’ve assembled the show’s top takeaways—starting with Day 1.


Day 1 Keynote Presentation

Geopolitics affects every global manufacturing company, from strategy to supply chain. A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade tensions, climate change, and a range of other factors means global levels of political risk are at a multi-year high. But executives don’t have to accept the supply chain disruptions and revenue losses that rising levels of political risk can generate. Results from a recent survey of more than 1,000 global executives show how political risks can be managed more effectively.

The Best of CMTS in-person and virtual attendees heard Courtney Rickert McCaffrey, Insights Leader, EY Geostrategic Business Group explore the key political risks manufacturers face and how they can manage them in today’s volatile global environment during her keynote presentation “Geopolitical Risks and How to Manage Them”.

Day 1 Industry Panel Presentation

day-one-industry-panel.jpgBuilding a Resilient Supply Chain: Enabling Speed and Agility to Protect your Customer and your Bottom Line” panelists Kimberley Hagerty, Digital Operations Officer, AWS, Stewart Cramer,Chief Manufacturing Officer, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, Michelle Bockman, CEO, 3D Control Systems, and Alejandro Guerrero, Infor outlined what a resilient supply chain looks like (Key Capabilities/Characteristics), how to identify risk across a global value network and what is being done to protect customers from a wide variety of supply chain disruptions.






Tech Talks and Smart Hub Presentations

In the SME ZONE Smart Theatre, CMTS participants were able to gain insights into AI at the Edge of Understanding in Manufacturing with Peter Darveau from Hexagon Technology Inc, Artificial Intelligence - Why Should I Care with Jerry Foster from Plex Systems, <5 Days to Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement with Lisa Bailey from FreePoint Technologies Inc, Reverse Engineering: How to Maintain/Increase the Life Expectancy of Legacy Systems with Gabe Del Bello, ENA Electronics Inc., and Achieve Manufacturing Excellence through Data and Analytics with these Four Initiatives presented by Eric Huang from Advanced Analytics and Research Lab.

Show Floor Exhibits and New Products

CMTS 2021's exhibitors unveiled products and solutions in machine tools, tooling, metalworking and advanced manufacturing spanning a wide variety of industries and use cases.