LOCATION: ROOM N114, HOURS: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REGISTER AT AWFSFAIR.ORG
The Woodworking Network Leadership Forum takes place Tuesday, July 18, the day before the 2017 AWFS Fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
REGISTER AT AWFSFAIR.org
Designed as a TEDx-style program for the wood manufacturing industry, this top-level conference is aimed at executives from North America’s 300 largest woodworking companies, the Leadership Forum will examine business, technology, and material trends that will impact the design and production of cabinetry, furniture and interior millwork over the next decade.
A series of briefings will detail joint technology developments between suppliers and manufacturers in creating new materials and equipment. The event is followed by the Leadership Reception, at which the 2017 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Awards will be presented. The event runs Tuesday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pricing: $299 early bird before June 30; $350 afterward.
Wood Skyscrapers: CLT & High-rise Buildings
15 minute Break
Digital Veneer Staining
10:35 - 11:20
North American Plywood GM Donald Kuser details joint-development with Fuji on its Inca Onset high-speed digital staining, that turns 5x10’ plywood sheets to a high-def oak veneer look in 90 seconds. Don will be joined by executives from Inca and Fuji to detail how the technology works.
Growth and insight from Manufacturing Data
12:00 – 1:15 Peer-to-Peer Networking Lunch
Among the most popular subjects at Woodworking Network are new developments in materials. In addition to digital staining and cross laminated timber and panel, hear about:
1:25 - 2:20 p.m.
• Digitally Printed Laminates - Stephanie Richardson, Design Manager, Schattdecor, will explain the technology and applications behind global decorative surfaces leader Schattdecor's move into its emerging digitally printed surfaces. Schattdecor operates its major U.S. production facility near St. Louis.
|Iain MacDonald, TallWood Design Institute • Valerie Johnson, DR Johnson Lumber • Taylor Young, Kebony USA • Stephanie Richardson, Schattdecor|
Joint Technology Development In Action
2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
• Decore-ative Specialties VP Todd Shapiro and Bacci America’s Joe Berry recount the two-year joint development of a custom CNC cabinet door sanding system, versions of which are now on the market. 2:20 - 2:50 p.m.
15 minute Break
3:05 - 3:35 p.m.
• RCS Millwork’s Dan Keller and millwork firm Wilkie Sanderson president Marc Sanderson, will talk about the development of a plant-wide management system with Innergy to integrate machinery and processes.
3:35- 4:05 p.m.
• Virtual Reality Too Reality - Linking to Industry 4.0 -Software expert Roger Shaw and developer Dick Hullin detail a new platform of visualization software fusing immersive 3D, and that caused a sensation at LIGNA. This application will roll out to the consumer marketplace for many applications over the next 90 days, and will find applications within the manufacturing environment as well.
Changing Workforce: 40 Under 40s Take Charge
You'll learn how differently they think, and pain points they encounter as they try to change their organizations, and their industry. On the panel are (from left): • Jon Wenger, CEO of Genesis Products; • Tyler Bell, VP Marketing & Sales, Bellmont Cabinets; • Jonathan Zublena, Marketing Manager, Sauder Woodworking; • Moderated by Dean Mattson, Director, the MiLL