by Karl D. Forth
firstname.lastname@example.org AWFS FAIR OVERVIEW
AWFS Fair: Ready, set, go
New technology and innovation, hundreds of exhibitors and a full schedule of
education events await woodworkers in Las Vegas.
It’s time to make your final plans to attend AWFS Fair this year, set for the Las Vegas Con- vention Center July 17 to 20.
AWFS Fair is the best place to see
the latest innovations in woodworking
technology. It will be the largest trade
exhibition for professional woodworkers in North America in 2019, and will
offer hundreds of ideas and products
to improve any woodworking business.
The show is intended for professionals who make cabinets, millwork,
furniture, store fixtures, windows,
closets, components, doors and other
wood products. AWFS expects more
than 600 exhibitors this year, and
more than 18,000 industry professionals are expected to attend. Staying
on top of technological advances and
digital transformation is a priority for
The exhibit hall will be open
Wednesday to Friday, July 17 to 19,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday,
July 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Things to see
The Industry 4.0 Showcase will highlight technology that will influence
the future of manufacturing including
artificial intelligence, augmented and
virtual reality, robotics, and internet of
The AWFS Visionary Awards presentation honors the best new products of
the year. It will be Friday, July 19 at 9: 15
a.m. Attendees can see the Visionary
New Product and First Time Exhibitor
Product Showcase at the show.
Fresh Wood 2019 will feature more
than 40 pieces of furniture from the
top high school and post-secondary
woodworking students in North America. The 2019 special theme is “Sports
and Games” and will feature furniture
related to either a sport or a game.
The 2019 Best of Show trophy maker
is Judson Beaumont of Straight Line
Designs Inc. This year the “People’s
Choice” ballots will be online, submitted through your mobile device. The
Awards Ceremony will take place at 4
p.m. on Friday July 19th in room N109-
The American Association of Wood-
turners will hold turning demonstra-
tions and showcase innovative turning
techniques. Demos will be Wednesday
through Friday at the top of the hour
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at 11
a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday.
WED Talks (Wood Education
Talks), will consist of free 15-minute
presentations on Thursday and Friday
by experts on social media, marketing,
technology, skilled trades development
and the future of the industry.
AWFS Fair Live will be a variety of
short, single focus topics including
the latest technologies, hardware and
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AWFS Fair will be the largest woodworking exhibition in North America this year.