MM&P Expo Moncton partners with SPARK

March 14, 2017

This year’s Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo (MM&P Expo, Moncton is partnering with SPARK, formerly known as the Metal Working Association of New Brunswick (, to offer attendees even more valuable industry insight.

This year’s event takes place at the Moncton Coliseum on June 21. With SPARK’s involvement, the event will include a morning keynote address from 9 to 10 a.m., the tabletop tradeshow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a lunch hour speaker, and an evening reception. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend all of these events. SPARK will also host its annual meeting on June 21 and a business match-making golf tournament on June 22, which will be open to all MM&P Expo attendees as well.

“It is great to be able to partner with such a strong local association for this event,” said Rob Swan, publisher of Canadian Fabricating & Welding magazine. “With the SPARK members attending the event, and the variety of suppliers and industry experts that come to participate in the MM&P Expo, it should be a great opportunity for shop owners and operators from across the Maritimes to network and learn how they can further develop their business.”

“SPARK is the voice of the provincial metal working firms and their partners, and this marquee industry gathering was created with Canadian Fabricating & Welding magazine to mark our 40th anniversary,” explained Joel Richardson, executive director of SPARK and vice president of the New Brunswick/PEI division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). “The sector has a tremendous reputation for providing world-class products and services to customers around the globe, and this event will allow us to showcase the businesses in a new way.”

SPARK represents the province’s local firms involved in custom machining and fabrication of industrial products. It is managed by the New Brunswick/PEI division of CME, Canada's largest trade and industry association.

MM&P Expo was developed by Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding magazines as an opportunity to create connections between metal working industry suppliers and their customers in markets across Canada.