Following a fireside chat with Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) at the 71st APMA Annual Conference on September 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his way to the floor of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), where the APMA conference was co-located, to show his support for the industry.
The Prime Minister toured through the exhibits of CMTS 2023, the country’s national industry event, which wraps up September 28, stopping to talk with members of the manufacturing community about their innovations.
“Canada’s workers are some of the best in the world,” the Prime Minister’s Office shared in social posts following the event tour. “They are dedicated, innovative, and passionate about what they do – all of that was on display today in Toronto. To those we spent time with: Thanks for showing us around, and thanks for sharing your talents with Canadians.”
“The future of Canadian manufacturing is incredibly exciting,” said Senior Director, Event Strategy, SME Julie Pike, who accompanied the Prime Minister on the tour. “We’re seeing particular vibrancy in areas such as aerospace, automotive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and sustainable practices, and the latest breakthroughs in each of these areas are on full display on the show floor,” she added, emphasizing that manufacturers and processors are major contributors to the Canadian economy, creating more than 1.7 million jobs and accounting for more than10 percent – or $174 billion – of total GDP.