The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry to Open Montreal Manufacturing Expo

Address to emphasize the importance of manufacturing to Canadian economy

Nov 08, 2012, 14:33 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada's Minister of Industry, the Honourable Christian Paradis, will open UBM Canon's Montreal Manufacturing Expo on November 14, 2012 at 10:00am at the Palais des congres in Montreal. He will speak on the commercial opportunities that lie at the intersection of innovation and fabrication. Canada's dynamic manufacturing sector is a crucial link to an increasingly global supply chain.



The Montreal Manufacturing Expo event includes eight tradeshows under one roof to increase efficiency for Canadian manufacturers. The events are Design & Manufacturing Montreal, Automation Technology Expo (ATX), AeroCon, Expoplast, Contract Manufacturing Expo, PackEx Montreal, Process Technology Expo (PTX),and Sustainability in Manufacturing. Tradeshows are an ideal way for manufactures to discover new technology, find cost-effective suppliers, and network with industry peers. The event runs November 14-15 at the Palais des congres, located at 201 Viger Street West, Montreal, QC.

The event is supported by a number of Canadian manufacturing associations including, Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites, Society of Plastics Engineers, Packaging Association of Canada, Canadian Association of Mold Makers, and Canadian Plastics Industries Association.

Registration for attendance:


For information about attending the event, call 310-422-4500 or

About Minister Paradis, Minister of Industry

Christian Paradis was first elected to the House of Commons on January 23, 2006 as the Member of Parliament for Megantic–L'Erable (Quebec).

He was appointed Minister of Industry on May 18, 2011, before which he served as Minister of Natural Resources from January 2010, Public Works and Government Services from June 2008, Secretary of State (Agriculture) from January 2007 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources from February 2006.

Since 2008, he has also acted as the Prime Minister's Quebec lieutenant.

Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Paradis had a legal practice, specializing in corporate law, in his hometown of Thetford Mines where he remains actively involved in several community groups and charitable organizations.

Mr. Paradis graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in civil law and holds a graduate degree in corporate law from Laval University. He and his wife Julie have three children.

About UBM Canon's Canadian Tradeshow Events:

UBM Canon is a leading global media and tradeshow organization serving the $3 trillion advanced manufacturing community.  In Canada, UBM Canon produces the Toronto manufacturing expo which runs May 14-16, 2013.   The event will include MD&M (medical device and manufacturing), Design & Manufacturing Toronto, Automation Technology Expo, SensorTech, Plast-ex, Contract Manufacturing Expo, PackEx, Powder & Bulk Solids/Process Technology Expo and Sustainability inManufacturing.