The theme for CanWeld 2019 is Current Waves.
As a conference centred around different welding processes and the host city’s proximity to the ocean, Current Waves is a thematic fit for this conference. The event does not only highlight the welding industry, but it increases the visibility of Canada’s Atlantic region and the manufacturing sector which has recently been making waves in the news.


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

About the Conference

For ten years, the CanWeld Conference has anticipated and served the needs of its clients, developing and delivering high-quality programs and services that support client success.

Entering its tenth year in October, our world-class conference is back with more industry speakers and even more networking opportunities. A countrywide event that moves between the Eastern and Western provinces to serve a national audience, this year’s conference will focus on Eastern Canada’s aerospace, mining, agriculture, shipbuilding and submarine industries plus, offshore oil and gas and maintenance and repair. Attracting industry professionals from coast to coast, the CWB Group remains committed to providing the best in class service to all its stakeholders.

Every year, CanWeld brings together people from an extensive range of industry contributors such as educators, decision makers, influencers, suppliers and consultants. We reach out to these experts to ask for help and suggestions to make every conference better than the last. It serves as an excellent opportunity to discuss issues around current trends and advances in the welding and joining industry, health and safety and much more.

Attendees come from a variety of industries including mining, oil and gas, pipelines, power generation, petrochemical, fabrication and construction, manufacturing, steel and shipbuilding, pulp and paper, plus many more. Created for, and by the Canadian welding and fabricating industry, there is no better place to find the resources that you need to succeed in your chosen career path.

This year’s conference will zero-in on the manufacturing and energy sectors, and most importantly, serve as a platform to connect with industry professionals and leaders nationally and internationally.

Discover Halifax

Interested in some sight-seeing? Want to plan your trip? We've got you covered. Check out this great website for visitor information and special offers for conference attendees. Click here to get started... Also note that Halifax has a convenient way to get around the city when you use their Pedway (Downtown Halifax Link). The walkways are all open to the public, and are convenient during inclement weather and the winter months. Click here for the full map so you can plan your days while in town.


For all of our sponsorship opportunities please click here

Call for Papers

  • Deadline for PowerPoint presentation submissions: September 20th, 2019
  • Deadline for White Paper submissions: September 27th, 2019

Who Should Attend?

Delegates for our tenth anniversary 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.

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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. Stay tuned for the conference schedule...


Hotel Halifax

1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2

Hotel Halifax Website

Booking your room is easy! Visit the above link and click, Select & Go to the next step. Pick the dates you want to stay, then confirm dates. Select the room type. Review your details then check out! The block expires Sept 9th. You can also 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.


Here are the outstanding speakers who will be presenting during CanWELD 2019

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER |  Mark Sansom
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Mark Sansom

  • Mahyar  Asadi
    Mahyar Asadi

  • Uwe  Aschemeier
    Uwe Aschemeier

  • Duncan Beaumont
    Duncan Beaumont

  • Alejandro Hintze Cesaro
    Alejandro Hintze Cesaro

  • Paul Cheng
    Paul Cheng

  • Andrew Crawford
    Andrew Crawford

  • Rob  Di Valentin
    Rob Di Valentin

  • Blériot  Feujofack
    Blériot Feujofack

  • Michel  Gagnon
    Michel Gagnon

  • Satya Gajapathi
    Satya Gajapathi

  • Jim  Galloway
    Jim Galloway

  • Laurent  Gerin
    Laurent Gerin

  • Adrian Gerlich
    Adrian Gerlich

  • Yuji  Kisaka
    Yuji Kisaka

  • B.A.Sc., M.A. Sc., Ph.D Jacob	 Kleiman
    B.A.Sc., M.A. Sc., Ph.D Jacob Kleiman

  • Patricio  Mendez
    Patricio Mendez

  • Abdelbaset  Midawi
    Abdelbaset Midawi

  • Jeff  Molyneaux
    Jeff Molyneaux

  • Ken Mui
    Ken Mui

  • Jeff Noruk
    Jeff Noruk

  • Joel Pepin
    Joel Pepin

  • Iulian Radu
    Iulian Radu

  • R. A.  Ribeiro
    R. A. Ribeiro

  • Steve Robertson
    Steve Robertson

  • Dr. Nick Senior
    Dr. Nick Senior

  • Robert E  Shaw, Jr, PE
    Robert E Shaw, Jr, PE

  • Cristian Zanfir
    Cristian Zanfir


The 2019 CanWELD Conference
presented by

CWB Group


Pre-Conference Reception & Registration6:00 pm

Location: Hotel Halifax (Bluenose Room)

Networking, cash bar, refreshments and light snacks provided

Conference Sessions Day 19:00 am

Conference sessions to be announced.

Offsite Social Event7:00 pm

Location: Alexander Keith's Brewery

Networking, cash bar, appetizers provided

Conference Sessions Day 29:00 am

Conference sessions to be announced.

Networking Opportunities

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

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!


Reserve your place at the CanWeld 2019 Conference today!

CWB Association Members receive a $75 conference discount!

Not a CWB Association Member? Sign up for a membership today!

Students must provide their student number, school and program of study.

Note that other discounts may apply based on the information provided during registration.