Every year, we look forward to hosting the best in the industry at the CanWeld Conference. This year was no different for the CWB Group, and preparations were underway for months to host another successful conference. However, with the continuing threat of COVID-19, we have had to make some difficult decisions. One such decision is to postpone the annual CanWeld Conference in June until further notice.

CanWeld has been synonymous with the CWB Group and has been well-received by the industry for many years now, but the health and safety of our partners, employees, participants and events staff is of paramount importance. Although we worked diligently to identify alternative options for our participants, the volatility of the current situation has prevented us from doing so, and we are now working towards hosting an alternate event in the Spring of 2021.

Please see below for an official statement from Bill Gwynne, Vice-President of Industry Solutions, that is being shared with all stakeholders, partners and associates:

“It is with great disappointment that I announce the postponement of CanWeld 2020 being held at Fabtech Canada in Toronto. As our reputed partners at Fabtech Canada announced last week, we looked for ways to host this event in 2020 but felt that we couldn’t do justice to our partners, exhibitors and participants, but we are committed to a bigger, better and safer event next year.

The CWB Group would like to show its appreciation to everyone that is working tirelessly to keep our communities safe and healthy during a stressful and challenging time. At a time where physical distance separates us all, the strength and kindness of our communities is more evident than ever before.”

Our head office location hours remain the same, and we invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns. We would like to thank you for your support during this challenging period, and we will continue to update you through our website about the situation at hand.

Stay safe and stay healthy.


CanWeld 2019: Bringing the welding, fabricating and finishing industry together in Halifax for its tenth anniversary

About the Conference

CanWeld will bring together people from an extensive range of industry contributors such as educators, decision makers, influencers, suppliers and consultants. It will be a great opportunity to discuss issues around current trends and advances, welding and joining, health and safety, and so
much more.

Delegates attending the conference will be drawn from a wide range of industries including mining, oil and gas, pipelines, power generation, petrochemical, fabrication and construction, manufacturing, steel and shipbuilding, pulp and paper and others.

Key Target professions: welders, welding supervisors, engineers, technologists, owners etc.

CanWeld will highlight the manufacturing and energy sectors and, most importantly, be a platform to connect with industry professionals and leaders from all over Canada and worldwide.

Call for Papers

  • For full information Click Here
  • Deadline for PowerPoint presentation submissions: May 25th, 2020
  • Deadline for White Paper submissions: June 5th, 2020


Once options are available they will be posted.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will travel from across Canada and the U.S. We’re putting out an open call for engineers, technologists, technicians, welders, supervisors, and managers! Come and find out all the ways that the CWB Group is looking to help YOU progress in industry and arm you with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. The goal for this year’s conference is to educate attendees in the latest welding technologies, and current issues affecting the welding industry. With numerous opportunities to hear from industry leaders and also have your voice heard, the CanWeld Conference is a one-stop-shop for all things welding.

Register today


Halifax Convention Centre (HCC)

1650 Argyle St
Halifax, NS B3J 0E6

Convention Centre Website

We are proud to host our event at this state of the art venue; located downtown and in close proximity to all things Halifax. All conference sessions will be held here from Oct 9th-10th. Click HERE for more info on parking etc.


Hotel Halifax

1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2

Hotel Halifax Website

The block discount has expired but you can still check for room availability and use our block name. Simply call 1-833-357-8155 and reference our block 'CanWeld 2019'



If booking with WestJet, please take advantage of our event web promo code: Q50DA12

WestJet Website

5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Toronto or Ottawa.


Conference Program

Networking Opportunities

  • Over 20 hours of networking with industry leaders
  • One-on-one meetings to ask questions and discuss issues affecting the industry today

Topics that you can look forward to

  • Welding fabrication
  • Business of welding
  • Welding inspection
  • Industry success
  • Educating industry on advancements in welding technologies and processes

Register today to ensure your participation

See everything that CanWeld Conference has to offer and more!


Registration for CanWeld 2020 Conference will be available soon!