by Karl D. Forth
firstname.lastname@example.org IWF SHOW PREVIEW
More exhibitors, more reasons
to go to IWF 2018
The 2018 exhibition, largest in North America, will have more companies in an
expanded space, and an expanded selection of educational programs.
If you are a professional wood- worker, there is only one place to be this summer. The 2018 International Woodworking Fair will be held August 22-25 at
the Georgia World Congress Center in
Atlanta, Georgia. It is the largest North
American trade exhibition for cabinet
and furniture manufacturing, architectural millwork and other professional
Held every other year, IWF attracts
professionals that want to see the latest
woodworking machinery on the show
floor, learn about technology and best
practices at educational seminars, and
network with other professionals.
Over four days, attendees will see raw
materials, supplies, finishing accessories,
material processing, CNC machinery,
hardware, software, and more.
The 2016 show marked the third
consecutive show with growth, drawing
1,080 exhibitors and more than 27,000
in attendance to see 532,565 square feet
of exhibit space. Visitors from more than
90 foreign countries and 49 states were
among the attendees.
More exhibitors, attendees
“I WF is the largest show for material pro-
cessing and design in the world for 2018,
with over 1,000 exhibitors, including
over 200 first-time exhibitors, displaying
thousands of new products relative to
design and machinery in a footprint of 1
million square feet of exhibit space,” said
IWF 2018 show chairman Roberto Ghiz-
zoni, vice president of Omga Industries.
Ghizzoni said that I WF is pacing 10
percent ahead of 2016 as the positive
industry trend continues and show organizers are expecting more than 30,000
registrants for IWF 2018, compared to
27,260 in 2016, including 17, 125 verified
buyers that year.
“IWF 2018 also offers over 70 educational sessions and 11 full-day symposiums, making I WF the largest educational offering/training in the world,”
“The reason industry professionals should attend are numerous. Take
advantage of networking opportunities,
learn from peers, and meet with supplier
experts on site to gain more knowledge.
See what the products and the suppliers
can do for your business, now and for the
“Whether you’re new to the business
or have been a long-time fixture, small
shop or large plant, you need to invest
in information and manufacturing efficiency; I WF 2018 is where you need to
be. It’s once every two years and everyone
involved in our industry should commit
time to something that will make an
immediate impact on their business and
manufacturing design process.”
IWF returns to Hall C
Attendees at this year’s event will not
only see changes at the convention center but also the inside of Hall C for the
first time since 2008.
For the last 10 years IWF exhibitors
have filled Halls A and B but demand for