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APMA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

“Make it … Smarter, Lighter, Faster, Stronger”

2018 APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

(APMA-CAMM B2B Meetings – Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

Due to the ongoing strike at Caesars Windsor, our event will be held at

St. Clair College’s Centre for the Arts

201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON N9A 5K4.

The 2018 APMA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Canada’s premier event for OE suppliers, provides the largest networking opportunity for those involved in the Canadian automotive industry. Featuring a wide array of speakers addressing key industry issues, this conference is a must attend event. Take advantage of early registration rates. Mark your calendar now!

The 2018 APMA Annual Conference and Exhibition is supported by our partners at the Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM) in close collaboration with the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC). This year’s theme – “Make it … Smarter, Lighter, Faster, Stronger” – features a alg58911-apma-2018-pg-3-webONE DAY format event of industry leading speakers addressing key issues facing the industry while sharing strategic insights to focus on the opportunities. APMA’s Concurrent Sessions integrated within the conference format will highlight and discuss key strategic areas of focus for automotive suppliers that will shape the next generation of the auto industry.

Full Conference Registration is now open!

Register early to receive the best pricing!  Register Online (now closed). Complete the Registration Form PDF and email to Glenda Tedesco to complete your registration or Register onsite on June 6, 2018, commencing at 7:30 am at the Registration Desk on the 1st Floor of St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.

Exhibit Booth Registrations and Sponsorship Applications are still available.  Expand buttons below for more information.

A Draft Agenda is now available.  APMA’s Annual General Meeting will occur at 8:00 AM on June 6, 2018. This meeting is open to all members of APMA and Conference attendees.  Conference Badge pick up and Registration begins at 7:30 am on June 6, 2018 in the St.Clair Centre, Main Lobby.  Exhibit Hall open at 7:30 am.

APMA-CAMM B2B Meetings will take place on the afternoon of June 5, 2018. These meetings are of significant benefit to Tier 1 and OEM companies who HOST meetings aiming to positively impact their supply chain for global economic growth and for companies that attend those meetings. The event is supported by the Governments of Canada and Ontario Trade Commissioners, BDC, EDC and the OCE ASCIP program who will utilize their resources to help attract and identify suitable matches for exploratory discussions among participants. Canadian and international participants will be matched with company delegates expected from Austria, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and the United States. Other international participants are a currently being confirmed. This initiative is open to all manufacturers and manufacturing technology companies in the OE automotive space. Will your company HOST a table to receive meetings or will you sign up to ATTEND meetings? The choice is yours, but you must register before the deadline of May 16, 2018.

B2B Meetings are complimentary to Registered FULL Conference attendees (who select B2B participation on the Conference Registration Form Check Box ). Non-conference attendees are invited to register for B2B Meetings for a fee. B2B Registration is no longer permitted.

APMA appreciates the support of the many
sponsors we have for this event

Click here for Sponsor Profiles

GOLD Plus Sponsor:



GOLD Sponsors:

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 SILVER Plus Sponsor:



SILVER Sponsors:

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BRONZE Sponsors:

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The APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition provides companies with the opportunity to increase their level of exposure through numerous sponsorship opportunities. With a captive audience of over 500 attendees, sponsoring a specific component of the APMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition provides a superb opportunity to show support for a strong and vibrant Canadian automotive industry while improving your brand awareness and recognition among members, industry colleagues and stakeholders.

Sponsorships are offered to previous year’s sponsors first.  Limited opportunities remain!  To learn more about the 2018 Sponsorship opportunities, please Click Here. If additional information is required, please email Vincent Guglielmo or call 416-620-4220 ext. 233.

Click here to see a complete list of confirmed exhibitors for 2018.

If you are a current exhibitor or interested in identifying costs for furniture, electrical, etc. for you booth, please visit the 2018 Exhibitor Manual.

APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition is Canada’s premier automotive OE supplier manufacturing event.

Exhibiting at this one-day only event provides a great opportunity to showcase your company capabilities, innovations and leading-edge technologies to a senior automotive target audience and provides the industry’s best networking opportunities in the sector in Canada. Whether your company offers new manufacturing processes or technologies, light-weighting technologies, new product applications and innovations, Autonomous/Connected Vehicle technologies, EV/Hybrid and Alternate Powertrain technologies, research capacity or other products/services, exhibiting at this event is for you. Limited space is available. Sales are now closed.

Why Exhibit? A cost-effective way to promote your products, services and technologies to OE visitors, international delegates, OE suppliers, industry executives, government, academia, and the industry at large. As the industry rapidly evolves, new disruptive technologies, capabilities and innovations are in great demand. As the signature event of the year for the automotive manufacturing sector in Canada, booth space will sell out quickly. Secure your booth today!

For more information, click on the Exhibitor Registration document which includes Exhibitor benefits, floor plan, and exhibit registration details. Book your booth by March 30, 2018 and SAVE $100.00.


Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel
277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K4

Delegates can call the hotel directly at 519-973-5555 or toll free at 1-877-973-7829 and reference the APMA block of rooms for a discounted rate of $155 per night, per room. This offer is valid until Monday, May 28.

APMA and its partners are currently seeking presenters, including those companies with innovative and disruptive new technologies that are ready to be revealed as we approach the future manufacturing realm. There will be both plenary and breakout sessions organized into specific topic categories, including:

  • Additive manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovations in Automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and Factories of the Future
  • Lightweighting
  • Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Innovations in the Tooling Sector
  • Education/Addressing the Skilled Trades and future Skilled Worker Gap

If you are interested in this opportunity, review our Call for Presentation Proposals (no longer available) and make your submission by the March 15, 2018 deadline.

APMA is in the process of finalizing other event details. Refer back to this page frequently for all Conference updates and details.

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