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Design and construct your next successful event using the building blocks of Winnipeg’s diverse advanced manufacturing sector. When you meet in an advanced manufacturing hub, you get insider access and local resources to conceptualize and create your ideal event Winnipeg is the place to be to see innovation in action with facility tours and local experts available to build strong conference programming that meets specifications.
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Grow your conference attendance with ease.Winnipeg is home to more than:
manufacturing employees in Winnipeg; 60,500 in Manitoba
(Source: Statistics Canada, June 2021)
advanced manufacturing companies in Winnipeg; 1,383 in Manitoba
(Source: Statistics Canada, June 2020)
Cutting-edge Knowledge Hub
Get the wheels turning by harnessing Winnipeg’s local expertise in the advanced manufacturing sector with leadership and new developments in four key areas:
Winnipeg is the largest aerospace manufacturing hub in Western Canada, boasting the nation’s third largest source of aerospace products and parts for export. This cluster includes international leaders such as Boeing and Magellan, surrounded by an ecosystem of SMEs in niche fields such as satellites and UAVs.
Heavy vehicle and equipment manufacturing
Supported by the Vehicle Technology Centre, Winnipeg is home to several OEMs of “heavy things on rubber wheels” such as NFI, MacDon, Buhler, and Fort Garry Fire Trucks, along with a diverse local supply chain to support them.
At 800,000 sq. ft., Boeing’s largest Canadian composite manufacturing presence is in Winnipeg.
You’ll find Western Canada’s largest garment manufacturing centre here, which includes brands such as Canada Goose, Mondetta, Freed, Arctic Bay, Tough Duck, Igloo Wear and Silver Jeans just to name a few.
“Both New Flyer and Motor Coach are developing electric buses and exploring autonomous technology here in Winnipeg, and I cannot imagine doing it anywhere else. The skilled talent found here is second to none, and the innovative work being done is world class. Winnipeg has been an excellent place to grow NFI.”
Paul Soubry, President and CEO, NFI Group Inc.
Advanced meetings in Winnipeg
2023 - Red River College and the Vehicle Technology Centre Conference
Vehicle Technology Centre
2023 - Main Train Conference
Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC)
2021 - Red River College and the Vehicle Technology Centre Conference
Vehicle Technology Centre
2019 - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Conference
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
2019 - Design Awards Gala
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Did You Know?
We are home to GE’s Aviation Engine Testing, Research & Development Centre (TRDC). When coupled with the joint Rolls Royce/Pratt & Whitney facility in Thompson, a majority of the world’s new jet engine models receive certification testing in Manitoba.