CWB Group and Fabtech Canada Partner to Provide The Welding Industry With The Resources it Needs

CanWeld, in conjunction with Fabtech Canada, offers exhibits, educational sessions, networking opportunities with industry professionals, and many takeaways for participants. The conference features cutting-edge technology in the industry, with companies coming together from North America to showcase their knowledge and ideas with their peers. We look forward to you joining us!


Day 1: Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30 am - 3:40 pm EST
Day 2: Thursday, June 16th, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Delta Hotel (Click HERE to list the hotel website)
655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J3

Toronto Congress Centre (Click HERE to visit the venue website)
650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

  For more information on Fabtech Canada trade show, click HERE.


CanWeld 2022: Bringing the welding, fabricating and finishing industries together once again!

About the Conference

CanWeld will bring together people from many 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 various industries, including mining, oil and gas, pipelines, power generation, petrochemical, fabrication and construction, manufacturing, steel and shipbuilding, pulp and paper, etc.

Networking Events

June 14th
6:00-7:00 pm, CanWeld Cocktail Hour | Delta hotel, Terrance Reception Room
7:00-9:00 pm, Young Welding Professionals Mixer | Delta hotel, Terrance Reception Room (INVITE ONLY)
9:00 pm- Close, After Party | Arizona Bar and Grill. After party sponsored by:

June 15th
6:30-10:00 pm, CanWeld Awards Dinner | Delta hotel, International C Reception Room


CWB Association members have access to a 15% discount at all Choice Hotels properties worldwide.
The three closest Choice Hotels Properties to the Toronto Congress Centre are:
- Comfort Inn Airport West at 1500 Matheson Blvd. at Dixie, Mississauga, ON, L4W 3Z4, CA
- Quality Inn Toronto Airport at 6355 Airport Rd., Mississauga, ON, L4V 1E4, CA
- Quality Inn and Suites at 5585 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4W 3Z1, CA
To book at Choice Hotels with the chainwide discount, use our three easy booking channels:

On the website through your corporate ID: 00741250. Use the website HERE.
On the Choice Hotels mobile application through your corp ID: 00741250  
By phone at 1-800-424-6423 by providing the agent with your corp ID: 00741250  
The stays must be booked on one of these three booking channels and NOT by calling the hotels directly. Properties do not have access to the corporate account & discount.

Who Should Attend?

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


Thank you to our event sponsors!



Here are the outstanding speakers who will be presenting during CanWELD 2022

  • Mahyar   Asadi
    Mahyar Asadi

  • Sam  Barrett
    Sam Barrett

  • Goetz  Dapp
    Goetz Dapp

  • Taylor  Dittrich
    Taylor Dittrich

  • LeRoy  Douglas
    LeRoy Douglas

  • Jim Galloway
    Jim Galloway

  • Adrian Gerlich
    Adrian Gerlich

  • Mitchell Grams
    Mitchell Grams

  • Nazmul  Huda
    Nazmul Huda

  • Patricio  Mendez
    Patricio Mendez

  • Abdelbaset  Midawi
    Abdelbaset Midawi

  • Mohsen  Mohammadijoo
    Mohsen Mohammadijoo

  • Ken Mui
    Ken Mui

  • Women's Automotive  Panel
    Women's Automotive Panel

  • Chris  Pilcher
    Chris Pilcher

  • Daniel  Ramirez
    Daniel Ramirez

  • Eduardo   Rocha
    Eduardo Rocha

  • Stefano  Sacco
    Stefano Sacco

  • Vicente  Sánchez
    Vicente Sánchez

  • Emanuel  Santos
    Emanuel Santos

  • Shiyuan  Song
    Shiyuan Song

  • Carter   Trautmann
    Carter Trautmann

  • Jihui  Yan
    Jihui Yan

  • Alysha  Yinger
    Alysha Yinger


Day 1- Kick Off7:30 am

Breakfast and opening remarks.

Emanual Santos- University of Waterloo8:15 am

The Mechanics of GMAW Arc

Ken Mui- Lincoln Electric Company9:00 am

Filler Metal Certification Testing Compared to Production Welds

Mitchell Grams- Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding9:00 am

Effect of Relative Dimensions for Weld Pool and Powder Cloud on Laser Cladding Catchment Efficiency

Mahyar Asadi- Novarc Technologies 9:45 am

An Industrial Journey from Welding Vision to Smart Eyes

Stefano Sacco- University of Alberta9:45 am

Similarity Analysis of Temperature and Fluid Flow in the GTAW Arc

Jim Galloway- Conestoga College10:15 am

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing – Structural Steel Alloys

Vicente Sánchez- University of Alberta10:15 am

Energy Balance in Gas Metal Arc Welding

LeRoy Douglas- Xiris12:45 pm

Weld Cameras as an Enabling Technology in Welding Automation

Abdelbaset Midawi- University of Waterloo12:45 pm

Evaluation of AHSS Thin Sheet Gas Metal Arc Welds Utilizing DIC Technique

Alysha Yinger- RoboVent1:30 pm

When to Use a Fume Gun (And When Not To)

Jihui Yan- University of Waterloo1:30 pm

Efficient buildup of Inconel 718 on additive components with thin-wall geometries using electrospark deposition

Eduardo Rocha- University of Alberta3:15 pm

Determining Systematic Error in Voltage Predictions vs. Voltage Settings for GMAW Welding Procedures in the Lincoln Procedure Handbook

Shiyuan Song- University of Waterloo3:15 pm

Influence of Electrode Force on Liquid Metal Embrittlement Cracking During Resistance Spot Welding of Third Generation Advanced High Strength Steels

Alysha Yinger- RoboVent 9:00 am

Resistance Welding Safety: Fume Collection Best Practices

Patricio F. Mendez- CCWJ University of Alberta9:00 am

Recent Developments in Welding Research at the CCWJ

Chris Pilcher- IPG Photonics9:45 am

Fiber Laser Welding Advancements in the Automotive Industry

Goetz Dapp- University of Alberta9:45 am

High Speed Videography of Welding: Fundamentals and Techniques

Mohsen Mohammadijoo- Nova Chemicals10:15 am

Weld Integrity of High Strength Steel Pipelines: Challenges and Design Opportunities

Carter Trautmann- University of Alberta10:15 am

Use of Low Transition Temperature Steel Alloys In Welded Overlays for High Wear Applications 

Sam Barrett- Walters Group11:00 am

Walters Group: Building Exceptional Project Experiences

Taylor Dittrich- Lincoln Electric Company12:45 pm

Advancements in GMAW Technology for Zinc-Coated Steels

Adrian Gerlich- University of Waterloo12:45 pm

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing using Advanced Pulsed Waveform Gas Metal Arc Welding

Daniel Ramirez- University of Alberta1:30 pm

Zero Programming Repair with Laser Cladding

Nazmul Huda- University of Waterloo1:30 pm

Friction welding of 304-stainless steel and zirconium alloy tubes

Automotive Panel2:00 pm

Changing the Gear Ratio: Women in the Automotive Industry

Jim Galloway- Conestoga College3:15 pm

The AC Component of Direct Current Arc Welding Machines

All session times are listed in EST. The proposed schedule may be altered and is subject to change.

We will offer two streams on each event day to provide attendees with more topic options.

For the full event program click HERE.

Topics that you can look forward to include:

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

Registration is now closed

See you at the CanWeld Conference!