Venture 13 hosts Tri-Association's 15th annual Manufacturing Conference

By Cecilia Nasmith

The Venture 13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre is pleased to announce a special event for Oct. 24 – hosting guests from the Tri-Association's 15th annual Manufacturing Conference.

This will offer a wonderful opportunity to interact, learn and participate in the new wave of technology in manufacturing, the press release stated.

The conference's main activities – breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers and the trade show – will take place across D'Arcy Street at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Throughout the day, guests will have the chance to choose up to four workshop activities that will take place in Northam Industrial Park, including tours of two plants (Cameco and Graphic Packaging), a workshop with the Cobourg Police Service on cybersecurity, and a workshop encompassing interactive demonstrations in Venture 13's TechZone.

The guests who opt for the TechZone visit will see robotic demonstrations, interact with virtual-reality training, observe the MicroFactory Co-op (Canada's only manufacturing co-op) in action, exchange insights with the Durham College Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions, and participate in a workshop explaining the many funding opportunities for everything the guests enjoyed on their Venture 13 visit.

The organizing committee of the Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference includes the Kawartha Manufacturers' Association, the Quinte Manufacturers' Association, and the Northumberland Manufacturers' Association (whose offices are located in Venture 13).

“I cannot tell you how excited we are to launch this new conference agenda,” stated Northumberland Manufacturers' Association managing director Darla Price.

“We are flipping the standard workshop conference into a real-life interactive experience.

“Our goal is to provide value with relevant activities, meaningful keynote topics, and giving them the ability to expand their network.”

Price expressed confidence that this year's conference, proudly hosted in Cobourg, will exceed everyone's expectations.