AT THE SHOW
With more than 1,000 exhibitors, here’s how to navigate
the show with ease.
10 tips to get the most out of IWF
More than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000-plus attendees will fill the largest woodworking show
in North America this week at the Georgia
World Congress Center. To get the most out of
the experience, here are 10 tips for navigating
the biennial show.
1. Logistics. IWF runs through Aug. 25. Show
hours are 8: 30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, and 8: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday. The Georgia World Congress Center
(GWCC) is located in downtown Atlanta, near
Centennial Olympic Park, at 285 Andrew Young
International Blvd. The GWCC is within easy
walking distance of most downtown hotels,
and shuttle bus service also available from select hotels. Use the entrance on Andrew Young
International Blvd., located between Buildings
A and B. This year’s show will be held in Buildings B and C.
For those who prefer to drive, there should be
limited parking available at the GWCC.
2. Plan ahead. Check out the exhibitor list for
a list of companies and their booth numbers
to visit. In addition to the IWF website, IWFAtlanta.com, a great source of information for
show news and events are media sites, such as
WoodworkingNetwork.com and industry publications, such as FDMC and the special edition
IWF Pre-Show Planner - pick up copies at booth
Create a list of ( 1) exhibitors you absolutely
must see; and ( 2) exhibitors that you would like
to see. Be sure to leave time in your schedule
for exploring the new products, technology
and services on display on the show floor.
To access the exhibitors list online, go to IWF’s
web site, IWFAtlanta.com, for up-to-date infor-
mation. A copy of the exhibitor list also can be
found on page 36 of this issue.
3. Clothing. Wear comfortable shoes to the
show. IWF stretches across more than 1 mil-
lion square feet, with more than 1,000 exhibits
spread throughout Buildings B and C.
4. Resources. In addition to the myIWF Show
More than 1,000 exhibitors will be on the show floor at IWF.