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IWF Announces Virtual Trade Show

Posted on 12 August 2020 by cradmin3

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has announced the launch of its new virtual trade show, IWF Connect. Starting Monday, October 26 and continuing through October 30, 2020, IWF Connect will provide access to hundreds of exhibitors offering the global woodworking industry’s newest products, technologies, innovations and solutions. Find exactly what you need to advance your business, and interact with exhibitors at your convenience.

During IWF Connect attendees will be able to network with exhibitors through live chat and meetings, see live product demonstrations and attend webinars.

Registration for the event grants attendees access to new product discoveries, online events, exclusive deals and much more. The virtual trade show is available on your schedule, and easily organized through the customizable My IWF Connect Show Planner. Registration opens September 1, 2020.

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IWF Canceled

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IWF 2020 Cancels Atlanta Show

Posted on 12 June 2020 by cradmin3

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and enterprises, IWF 2020 and the global woodworking industry it serves are not immune to such intrusion. That inescapable reality lies at the heart of the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.

This unavoidable action comes only after long, intense and exhaustive study and consideration by the IWF show management team working in constant collaboration with the IWF 2020 Management Committee, whose members represent the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.

The decision to cancel North America’s oldest and largest woodworking event could not and did not come easily. At the same time, the conditions and circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic–including accompanying travel restrictions and federal, state and local governmental regulations–have made it impossible to stage IWF 2020 without endangering the health and safety of all exhibitors, attendees and the Atlanta community at large.

From the very outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, IWF has monitored and carefully considered its progress as a factor in show planning. It is now clear that hosting the show with tens of thousands of attendees in an indoor space such as the Georgia World Congress Center cannot occur without amplifying the transmission of COVID-19. That risk is absolutely unacceptable.

While no one can be happy with this outcome, we all can look toward the promise of a new, brighter future and all the opportunities IWF 2022 will bring. As we anticipate that future, always know that IWF will continue to move on course in this mission: For the entire woodworking community and across the industry landscape, IWF is where the woodworking business does business. That mission will never change.

For Registered Attendees of IWF 2020 Only: You will hear from IWF on June 19 with full details regarding your IWF 2020 registration fee refunds and hotel room cancellations.

For Contracted Exhibitors of IWF 2020 Only: As we begin laying the groundwork for IWF 2022 now, you’ll hear from us on June 26 with full details regarding resolution of your IWF 2020 commitments.

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IWF 2018 Offers a Variety of Educational Opportunities

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IWF 2018 Offers a Variety of Educational Opportunities

Posted on 30 July 2018 by cradmin

The 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is scheduled to run August 22 through August 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The IWF Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of IWF.  IWF 2018 will host 11 all-day symposiums focused on several industry related topics that will take place on August 21, which is the day before the show officially opens. Topics of this year’s symposiums include: Closets, CNC, Countertops & Architectural Surfaces, Digital Printing; Expanding Your Business to the U.S., Finishing; Powder Coating Wood, Quantum Lean – “Easier, Better Faster, Cheaper”, Techniques and Time-Savers for Engineered Surfacing Products, Wood Flooring and Woodworking Network Leadership Forum.

The Countertops & Architectural Surfaces Symposium, presented by ISFA (International Surface Fabricators Association) is a full day educational event focused on the countertop and surfacing needs of the woodworking industry.  Speakers will present on a variety of topics ranging from Project Estimating and Bidding, to New Material and Tooling for Fabrication, to Logistics, and Labor Resourcing.  Each Speaker will provide interactive content, resources to take home and a Q&A session.

In addition, IWF will also be offering a wide variety of Education Sessions that will take place from Wednesday, August 22nd through Friday, August 24th during IWF 2018. Educations Sessions by Track include Business Management, Manufacturing & Design, Marketing & Business Development and New Business Sectors.

To help make planning your show experience easier IWF offers the My IWF Show Planner. You can use the free My IWF Show Planner tool to research and contact exhibitors before the show, browse virtual floor plans, organize personal events and browse conference sessions.

For further information, visit the IWF Atlanta website

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IWF Offers Complimentary Show Floor Pass

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IWF Offers Complimentary Show Floor Pass

Posted on 19 April 2018 by cradmin

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) will be held August 22-25, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. With the continued growth of the show, organizers project this years’ fair will be one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries.

More than 900 exhibitors from the woodworking industry will be at IWF to present their products and services. Suppliers and manufacturers specializing in wood veneers, woodworking machinery, material processing tools, laminates, adhesives, decorative hardware, flooring and more will be in attendance to display their product and service offerings.

And IWF is offering a free show floor pass! Use promo code IWF18OR when registering.

IWF also offers professionals education opportunities on a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of the show.

In addition, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) will be holding its full-day Countertops Symposium on Aug. 21, the day before the show opens.

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IWF Atlanta: Events for the Countertop Industry

Posted on 08 July 2016 by CRadmin2

IWFLogoThe 2016 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is scheduled to run August 24 through August 27 at the Georgia Congress Center in Atlanta, and several educational opportunities have been made available for those in the countertop industry.

The IWF 2016 Education Conference covers a wide range of topics in six all-day symposiums, and this year, one of these six is specifically for those who are interested in the latest offerings from the countertop industry.

Exploring Countertop Options

The IWF Atlanta Symposium Exploring Countertop Options is scheduled the day before the actual Fair begins from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. The all-day event is presented by the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) and has been designed to provide valuable information for established countertop professionals and anyone who wants to explore today’s countertop products and the decorative surfacing industry.

Speakers at this event are as follows:

  • Keith Haight – Former executive director of ISFA and current industry consultant
  • Kevin Cole – Communications director of ISFA
  • Dave Paxton – Owner of Paxton Countertops & Showers
  • Russ Berry – President of A.S.S.T. Beyond Surface Level Solutions
  • Mike Langenderfer – Executive director of ISFA and owner of The Countertop Shop

Topics at the symposium include the following:

  • Cutting Edge Materials: New Applications
  • Solid Surface Casework: Why It Makes Sense
  • Time to Lean, Time to Clean: Getting the Shop in Order
  • Countertop Trends, Margins, Pricing and Consumer Preferences: A Forecast of What’s to Come
  • Putting It All Together: Panel Discussion

This year, anyone who purchases a pass to any all-day symposium at IWF will receive free registration and admission to the show floor plus a continental breakfast and lunch.

Leapfrog From Laminate to High End Concrete

A large part of IWF Atlanta is the 2016 Education Conference, which is designed to help companies improve efficiency and products, expand to new markets and increase profits. This year, in the track for New Business Sectors, the seminar Leapfrog from Laminate to High End Concrete will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This educational presentation is presented by the Jeff Girard, president of The Concrete Countertop Institute, and it will discuss how companies may break out of the limitations of laminate countertop fabrication. Most laminate fabricators and woodworkers already have all the equipment necessary to fabricate concrete, so it may be of great benefit to take advantage of this growing market.

Before August 1, this education session will cost $55, and after August 1, the price is $65.

For further information, visit the IWF Atlanta website or send an email to [email protected].

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ISFA, IWF Announce Expanded Countertops Partnership

Posted on 21 January 2013 by cradmin

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) and the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) announced the formation of a partnership geared toward increasing the focus on the countertop industry for the 2014 IWF show. The partnership includes an agreement in which ISFA will work with IWF to develop a full countertop educational track for the show and a “Countertop Pavilion” which will be co-sponsored by ISFA.

The educational track will include six educational sessions geared toward the countertop industry, as well as continuing the full day Countertop Symposium that ISFA has put on for the past two IWF expos.

“With so many laminate and solid surface fabricators already attending the International Woodworking Fair it makes sense to expand upon that and open the show up to fabricators of all countertop materials,” said Rick Hannigan IWF 2014 Chairman. “The new educational track will include sessions geared toward laminate, solid surface, quartz surfacing, natural stone, concrete and other countertop materials.”

The new Countertop Pavilion is designed to bring new suppliers of materials, tooling, machinery, equipment and other products and services together in one area of the show for the convenience of those in the countertop industry. As part of the new focus, ISFA Associate Members who have not previously exhibited at the show will be afforded an exhibitor discount if they exhibit in the pavilion and all ISFA members will get discount admission to the show.

Additionally, ISFA will have its 2014 Annual Member Meeting at IWF and will also host a networking event for those in the surfacing industry.

“We have worked closely with IWF for the past two shows and expanding upon our established relationship will provide additional benefits for our membership and for the entire surfacing industry,” said Mike Langenderfer, ISFA President. “Educational and networking events are a big part of what ISFA offers, and solidifying IWF as an outlet for increasing those programs is another opportunity to bring together the industry and improve the quality of the products fabricators offer.”

IWF 2014 will be held August 20 to 23, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Woodworking Associations Reach Agreement to Own International Woodworking Fair

Posted on 05 August 2012 by cradmin

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA), the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) jointly entered into an agreement for the purchase of AHFA’s ownership interest in the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) by WMIA and WMMA. The transaction is expected to close late this year following IWF2012. Inaddition, WMIA and WMMA entered into a new partnership for the management and ownership of IWF.

 

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