by Karl D. Forth
firstname.lastname@example.org TIPS FOR ATTENDEES
Las Vegas is a great place for spontaneity and fun.
But getting the most out of AWFS Fair will require
a little planning before the doors open.
Have you made your plan for AWFS Fair this
year? Here are some suggestions to get started and
to get the most out of the experience.
First, register ahead of time. This might save
you time, especially if you arrive at the opening
of the show. You can register at awfsfair.org. The
show exhibit days are Wednesday, July 19 to Saturday, July 22, 2017.
Look for what’s new. People outside the industry don’t understand that there are always new
developments, products and services designed to
make your business more efficient and profitable.
AWFS Fair is the best place this year to see many
of these developments in one place.
Look over the list of the College of Woodworking Knowledge seminars and see which are the
most useful for your business. An ideal show experience would be to combine the exhibit floor time
and include several educational sessions. A little
time spent planning which seminars to attend is
Take a look at the exhibitor list in this planner or
online at awfsfair.org. Make a list of which compa-
nies you want to see. Address your most important
needs first. This should be your first task, before
leaving home. It’s better to have a plan and change it
than to have no plan.
Study your list and the show guide, and move
through the aisles. Try to see as much as you can.
Stop and talk to the people in the booth. If you’re
a woodworker, they’re waiting to talk to you. Ask
them about their product or service. Tell them
about a problem that you’re having.
Cover the companies that are most important
to you, taking notes as you go. Once you’ve moved
through the companies on your list, you can walk
up and down the aisles and stop wherever you see
a display that interests you.
Even though your list of products and problems
in your business should be your priority, experienced attendees have told us of the useful tool or
accessory they saw at the show but did not know
The companies involved in the Visionary
Awards are worth a look. You can learn about the
finalists before arriving at the show, and see the
actual winners. These developments are important
Get the most out of AWFS Fair
Planning ahead of time will help you make the most of your experience at AWFS Fair this year.