Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SmartMTX?

SmartMTX is Western Canada’s newest platform to explore ideas and opportunities that fuel manufacturing growth and innovation. Specifically tailored to Western Canadian small and mid-sized manufacturing companies, this exciting exhibition will feature over 40,000 square feet of exhibitions, industry talks, discussion panels, and much more.

Where is it?

The SmartMTX will be held in the Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park in Red Deer, AB. - 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB

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When is it?

SmartMTX is held from Tuesday, April 4 to Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

  • Exhibitor Hall: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Industry Networking Gala: 6 PM – 8 PM

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Exhibitor Hall: 9 AM – 5 PM

Why attend?

SmartMTX is the premier manufacturing show in Western Canada to identify local resources to support your business's growth and learn about Smart Manufacturing technologies, how they apply to your operations, and what value they may provide.

  • Attend Tech Talks and listen in on expert discussion panels to learn how Smart Manufacturing solutions are changing manufacturing and how adopting these solutions will create advantages for your business.
  • Connect with Smart Manufacturing technology, software, and service providers to identify the right solution for your business to increase productivity, reduce costs, enhance quality, and better serve your customers.
  • Connect with government agencies, research institutes, and industry association vested in the growth and advancement of manufacturing in Western Canada to identify supports and services to help your business innovate and grow.

How much does it cost?

It is free to attend SmartMTX and walk the tradeshow floor.

  • Exhibitor pricing, starting at $500, click here.
  • Sponsorship pricing, starting at $1,500, click here.

Are there any planned special events or opportunities to network?

Yes, there is an Industry Networking Gala on Tuesday, April 4, from 6 PM – 8 PM. You can purchase tickets here.  

We are also planning several other exciting special events, including mainstage presentations, panel discussions, technical talks, B2B speed dating and more.

There will also be opportuity to tour the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing at the Red Deer Polytechnic.  Click here for more information.

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes, we encourage you to register in advance, even if you are utilizing the free admission.  Networking events, panel discussions and technical talks may sell out, so please register in advance.

I have pre-registered. When will I receive my badge?

Physical badges can be picked up upon arrival at the Parkland Pavilion in Westerner Park in the registration and check-in areas.

Will there be food?

There is a concession with tables and chairs in the main tradeshow pavilion that will be open daily during show hours.

Who do I contact for more information on participating or exhibiting?

Please contact:

Event Coordinator
Email: info(at)
Phone: 403-356-4862

Who are the event organizers?

SmartMTX is being hosted by the Manufacturing & Export Enhancement (MEE) Cluster, along with their event partners, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and Red Deer Polytechnic Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC).


The Manufacturing & Export Enhancement (MEE) Cluster is an industry-led initiative that supports growth and enhances global competitiveness of the Western Canadian manufacturing industry.  We do this by promoting advanced technology implementation and enabling collaboration on industry lead projects tasked to develop solutions to industry identified problems and gaps.  Our Cluster is comprised of industry members and program partners; we also utilize a broad network of solution and service providers across North America to support our projects and initiatives.  We dedicate ourselves to promoting collaboration and innovation through support from our members and partners.


The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is business advocacy association who is committed to creating value and prosperity for its members and building a vibrant community. With more than 800 members our collective voice on issues affecting business gets louder with every new member and allows the Chamber to promote local business interests. Together we work towards building a vibrant community where businesses and lead, be innovative, sustainable and grow. The Chamber also provides tailored value added services, networking and educational events for our members.


The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing at the Red Deer Polytechnic is a unique and affordable resource for entrepreneurs and SMEs in central Alberta who don't have the capacity or the need to create in-house research and development facilities. We act as a trusted, objective innovation intermediary with cutting-edge equipment and facilities, along with the experts that know how to use them. With a focus on early-stage prototyping and product development, design for manufacturing, validation, and manufacturing optimization, the CIM-TAC team is dedicated to serving the needs of business and industry.

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