From left: Nick Samain, dmg events vice president, Dan Tadic, CWA executive director, Deborah Mates, CWA Foundation executive director and Ian Campbell, director, marketing and product development for CWB GroupClick image to enlargeThe Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) and dmg events (Canada) inc. are partnering together to launch a new event for welding, fabricating and metal forming.

 CanWeld 2016 will be held October 4-5 in Edmonton, AB, at the Northlands-Edmonton Expo Centre. The trade show will be co-located with CanWeld Conference. The event will be held in Edmonton on even years and on odd years it will rotate to Eastern Canada. CWB Group and dmg have signed a five year contract.

As part of CWB Group's ongoing commitment to educating youth in welding, the CWA Foundation has allocated $50,000 annually for the next five years that will be used to send students and educators from across the country to the CanWeld conference and trade show. 

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