Event Information


Admission to the McMaster Manufacturing Forum is free. Pre-registration is required as there is limited space remaining for some events. 

Directions and Complimentary Parking

  • If attending the morning sessions:
    • Park at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
      MIP Directions »
    • A complimentary shuttle will take you between the Open House sites
  • If attending only the Industry Open House
    • Park at McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), 200 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
      MARC Directions »
    • A complimentary shuttle will take you between the Open House sites


There will be a complimentary shuttle bus running approx. every 15 minutes between McMaster University's main campus and McMaster Innovation Park, where the MARC and CanmetMATERIALS facilities are located, so you can conveniently tour all three sites. The ride is approx. 5 minutes.


IMPORTANT info for CMAT visitors: CanmetMATERIALS is a secure federal research facility. You will be required to pass through security, where you will be asked to show the following:

If you are a Canadian Citizen:

  • One piece of Government-issued photographic identification (such as driver's license)

If you are a Foreign National

  • Valid passport
  • By March 23, we request that you email Jennifer.Bondy@Canada.ca with (1) Your name, (2) Date of birth, (3) Passport number, (4) Name of country, (5) Name of Government Department/Company Name, as well as a scanned copy of the main page of your passport. A basic security screening must be done for all foreign nationals, a process that takes up to two weeks. No exceptions can be made.