Register For Cabinets & Closets Expo
By Rich Christianson | Posted: 01/08/2013 9:20AM
Registration is open for the 2013 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, Feb. 27-March 1 at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ.
The Total Storage Solutions event kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 27 with the Cabinets & Closets Conference at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center. The day-long event opens with a general session featuring keynoter Robert Reiss, host of the nationally syndicated “CEO Show.” After it breaks into separate tracks: one tailored for closets firms, the other for custom cabinet professionals. The conference will be capped off by a cabinet/closet industry awards reception featuring presentation of the 2013 Top Shelf, Design Portfolio and ACSP Pioneer awards.
Feb. 28 the Cabinets & Closets Expo opens at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, also in Edison. Highlighting product displays from leading suppliers to the cabinet and closet markets, free how-to demonstrations will be featured throughout the two-day expo.
Cabinet & Closet Factory Tours
The event concludes Friday, March 1 with a pair of optional roundtrip bus tours. The first, all-day event, visits the New York City showrooms of Transform and Hafele, plus a stop at the 911 Memorial; then heads to Union, NJ to visit production operations of Canary Closets and Cabinetry. An alternate four-hour afternoon tour also visits Canary Closets and Cabinetry, plus a high-tech custom cabinet operation.
For those arriving in Edison Tuesday afternoon, the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals added an Executive Forum & Mixer, featuring a pair of case studies on hiring and firing and on preparing your business for sale. It starts 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sheraton Hotel.
Discount Conference Registration
Attendees can save more than 20% on Wednesday’s Cabinets & Closets Conference fees by registering by January 26, 2013. An additional discount is available for those who register for the Tuesday and Wednesday Closets programs.
Free expo-only registration is also available through January 26. Online expo-only registration is $10 beginning January 27 and will be $25 at the door.
Hotel Reservation Deadline
January 26 is also the deadline for room reservations at the Sheraton Edison Hotel, 1.5 miles from the New Jersey Convention Center. Show organizers have negotiated a rate of $129 (plus tax) if booked by then. Reserve online or call 732-225-8300. cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com
2013 CABINETS & CLOSETS CONFERENCE & EXPO SCHEDULE
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Rich ChristiansonRich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Google+.
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