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Big plans for CAMM Trade Fair next month

I f you've previously attended the CAMM Moldmakers Trade Fair, you're in for a significantly different experience this year. CAMM has been working with provincial trade offices, federal trade offices,...

October 1, 2008   By Umair Abdul, Assistant Editor



If you’ve previously attended the CAMM Moldmakers Trade Fair, you’re in for a significantly different experience this year. CAMM has been working with provincial trade offices, federal trade offices, the Windsor Essex Development Commission (WEDC), and the Export Development Commission (EDC) to attract serious buyers looking to invest in Canadian mold shops.

The tabletop show traditionally draws industry people from Ontario and Michigan, but CAMM is using a $100,000 grant from the Ontario government to attract overseas customers.

“Traditionally in the past, we would rent a hall and all of our suppliers would come in and show their latest wares,” noted CAMM president Dan Moynahan. “It was more of a social thing, and then people would get together and we’d have dinner together. This year, I felt the times called for something different.”

This year’s show, called “The Future is Here,” is also a reverse trade show. Several mold shops will be exhibiting, and CAMM is using the increased funding to attract more than 50 nontraditional customers from outside Canada.

“We’ve got a lot of skill around here, and there are a lot of people who would be thrilled to have the skills that we have in our city,” said Moynahan. “We are hoping for orders and one-on- one meetings coming right out of these.”


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