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The Closets and Organized Storage
Pavilion is co-sponsored by Closets and
Organized Storage Magazine and will
have its own designated area on the
show floor. Also, Woodworking Network will provide a show daily printed
publication on site for showgoers.
Once again, Weima America will
be the official recycling partner of the
AWFS Fair and encourages businesses
to destroy responsibly.
The interactive mini-build will
allow attendees to build things on
machinery set up on the show floor
during the first three days of the show.
Things to learn
The day before the exhibits open,
AWFS Symposia presented by CCI
Media and Woodworking Network will
provide a full day of training. Four
symposia are offered: Finishing, CNC
Technology, Closets, and Leadership.
Each of the symposia go from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. on July 16. (See accompanying
story in this planner.)
The College of Woodworking
Knowledge (CW WK) is the AWFS
Fair’s comprehensive seminar program, built around important trends,
new technologies and business-build-ing practices.
Attendees can choose topics to
explore in this education program offering many business and skill-building
seminars, delivered by experts and
seasoned practitioners at the top of
Those attending AWFS can create
their own customized learning cur-
riculum from the 50 sessions spread
over three days. The CW WK delivers a
variety of panels, roundtables, demos
and workshops in six different educa-
Experts within the industry will discuss how companies can help deal with
the skills gap and change their own
culture to attract and retain the talent
needed to develop a skilled workforce.
AWFS is also offering free seminars
as a service to the industry. Seven free
seminars related to workforce development, regulations and safety will be
offered. Registration for these free
seminars is required.
A special feature of the show’s education program, the SMART! (Special
Machinery and Relevant Technology) seminars combine lecture and
technology demonstrations, live, on
the show floor before the show opens.
From the newest concepts in nesting,
edgebanding, and sanding, to Industry
4.0 implementation, the SMART! sessions provide an up-close opportunity
to learn from the technical experts at
the show. Space is limited to 25 registrants in each session so attendees are
encouraged to register early to ensure
Go to awfsfair to see the Seminars-
at-a-Glance schedule that shows day
and time for each seminar in the cat-
egories of business management, cul-
ture and workforce, cabinet, millwork
and furniture, software and technol-
ogy, techniques and applications and
To register, go to awfsfair.org, or call
877-303-0711 from the United States
and Canada. Exhibit hall pricing is $30
if purchased before June 27, $55 if pur-
chased after that date. Attendees can
register on site from July 17 to 19.
Need a hotel? Go to awfsfair.org/
housing-travel, or call 866-889-9647 to
book a hotel. Hotel reservation deadline is July 7.
If you are a woodworking professional seeking to improve your business, AWFS Fair is the place to be in
Show attendees will see the latest woodworking technology at AWFS Fair.
The Las Vegas Convention Center will have
many woodworking machines in operation.