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DEX trade show expands to Western Canada

By Design Engineering Staff   

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Design Engineering Expo (DEX) kick starts its trade show season with a second location -- Vancouver (Coquitlam), B.C.

Design Engineering magazine, Canada’s leading B2B publication for Canadian mechanical engineers and OEM design leaders, is expanding its successful tabletop tradeshow, the Design Engineering Expo (DEX), to Coquitlam, B.C.

Scheduled for May 7, 2013, the one-day show provides a forum for face-to-face interactions where engineers, product developers, machine builders and systems integrators can discuss, network, solicit advice and ‘kick the tires’ on the latest technologies and applications from the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Machine Building, Medical, Metal Fabrication, Packaging, and Power Generation industries.

“The inaugural launch of DEX last year in Mississauga, ON was a big hit and we look forward to expanding into other regions across Canada over the next few years,” said Alan Macpherson, DEX Show Manager and Publisher of Design Engineering magazine. “We concluded that the B.C. lower mainland would support such an event this spring and we are very pleased with the response from both local and national manufacturers and distributors. To date, between DEX and MMP Expo, we have more than 60 exhibitors and expect to sell out by mid-April.”

This year, the Vancouver-area show will be co-located with the Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo (MMP Expo). Employing the same efficient tabletop format, MMP Expo will attract regional manufacturers and job shops, as well as maintenance, tool rooms, automotive, aerospace, energy and resources, medical manufacturing, transportation and tool-die moldmaking attendees.


In addition to the new location, DEX will return to the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 30, 2013. To secure exhibition space or sponsorship position, contact Design Engineering Publisher and DEX Show Manager, Alan Macpherson, at or 416-510-6756.


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