Inaugural ERP Vendor Congress a success

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Dec. 15, 2016) - The ERP Vendor Congress concluded in October, marking a successful launch of the inaugural event designed to provide manufacturers with the tools they need to lead an ERP project from start to finish.

The ERP Vendor Congress is a partnership between Manufacturing AUTOMATION magazine, the leading B2B publication for Canada's industrial automation market, and Pemeco Consulting, an Ontario-based consultancy to market-leading mid-sized and enterprise-sized manufacturers and distributors.

On October 4 and 5, selection teams and decision-makers from Canadian and American manufacturers gathered at the Fourpoints by Sheraton Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario. They participated in hands-on education sessions and scripted ERP software demonstrations from Microsoft, Infor, IFS, Epicor and abas.

During the event, attendees also heard keynote presentations from Jonathan Gross, vice-president of Pemeco, who led a hands-on session on building a business case for ERP; Pemeco principal consultant Peter Santaniello on defining ERP requirements; and Pemeco president Peter Gross on how to prepare a business for implementation.

"I would like to thank Jonathan and the two Peters for the tremendous job they've done as well as the insights they shared with us during the two-day session," said Serge Colin, president of ClairiTech INNOVATIONS, who travelled from New Brunswick to attend the event.

"Thank you for hosting a most excellent conference," added Jerry Surzycia, senior business analyst at Litens Automotive.

"We sold out every inch of available space - every exhibit booth and every breakout room. We also had 52 registered attendees. The event was a total success, and we could not have achieved this without the support of exhibitors and attendees. Thank you to all who joined us in Mississauga," said Klaus Pirker, Publisher of Manufacturing AUTOMATION.

Based on the extremely positive feedback from attendees and sponsors alike, the team is already hard to work planning the next instalment of the ERP Vendor Congress. Please stay tuned to and for details.

Contact Information:

Klaus Pirker
Publisher, Manufacturing AUTOMATION
[email protected]
(905) 726-467

About Pemeco

Pemeco is an independent consulting firm that serves market-leading mid-market and large enterprise clients. Pemeco specializes in projects where enterprise software, business process, and people intersect. Pemeco is a Qualified CME-SMART service provider, which qualification validates our neutrality and expertise. Learn more at

About Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Manufacturing AUTOMATION is Canada's leading publication that covers the industrial automation market, which designs, implements, maintains, and manages control/instrumentation systems, components, and equipment in Canadian manufacturing industries. Learn more at

About the ERP Vendor Congress

The ERP Vendor Congress is the premier ERP selection event where buyers of ERP software participate in scripted software demonstrations and hands-on skills building business analysis, ERP selection and ERP implementation workshops. Learn more at