Message from the FenCon17 Chairperson


Fenestration Manitoba is thrilled to be launching FenCon17, a new conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the center of North America. FenCon17 will be dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and expertise in the field of window and door manufacturing.

Our commitment is to bring the best and brightest to Winnipeg to deliver a series of engaging and educational seminars on key topics of importance to the window and door industry. FenCon17 will work to deliver exceptional value to our stakeholders including suppliers, consultants, specifiers, manufacturers and customers. There is something for everyone – from the line managers and supervisors to more senior production managers, executives and owners.

The conference will include topics such as Managing a Diverse Work Force, Innovation, Safety, Productivity and Continuous Improvement. We are working to provide an environment that fosters lively discussion and contributes to the development of new ideas and critical thinking. FenCon17 will also feature a limited number of invited exhibitors to allow for direct interaction between speakers, suppliers with other stakeholders and manufacturers.

We also want to hear from you. will offer a “blog” page where we will post articles, videos and other posts of interest to potential attendees. We invite you to comment on posts and contribute your ideas and suggestions. We are also looking for volunteers to help us run FenCon17 and a volunteer signup will be available soon at And don’t forget to follow us on twitter @fenestrationmb and like us on facebook.

I would like to personally extend a Friendly Manitoba welcome to those from outside Winnipeg as you consider your investment our chosen industry. Winnipeg is home to the vibrant Exchange District, some of the best restaurants in North America, the remarkable Canadian Museum for Human Rights and, of course, our Winnipeg Jets Hockey Team. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning are in town the weekend following the conference. With advance notice, we might even be able to get you a ticket….

Our conference venue is the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre conveniently located close to the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and we have negotiated a special rate for out of town guests at the conference hotel.
It is my pleasure to act as chairperson for FenCon17. I invite you to join Fenestration Manitoba on February 10, 2017 in Winnipeg to learn, network and embrace the future of the window and door manufacturing industry.

Warm regards,

Al Dueck
President, DUXTON Windows & Doors
FenCon17 Chairperson

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