2014 Cabinets & Closets Expo: Spotlight on Education

By Bill Esler | Posted: 10/03/2013 2:54PM


Garden State Exhibit CenterGarden State Exhibit Center The 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo will be heldApril 9-11 in Somerset, NJ.

The three-day event, organized by Woodworking Network, begins with a day-long educational conference at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater, with tracks dedicated to closets and home storage business, custom cabinetry, and general custom interiors business marketing and operations.

The 2013 edition of Cabinets & Closets Expo held earlier in nearby Edison, NJ was nearly sold out, with brisk show traffic and strong conference attendance. This resulted in a move to larger quarters at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, providing space for an anticipated expansion. The one-day Cabinets & Closets Conference, featuring the ever-popular Industry Networking Reception, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 at nearby the Hotel Somerset - Bridgewater.

Peer-to-peer presentations will include closet and cabinet shop woodworking business operators who will share their real-world knowledge for improving the efficiencies of their companies, from drumming up new business and cost estimating, to design and production.

Educational tracks specially created for custom cabinet manufacturing owners and managers, and for closet professionals, launches with a general plenary session and nationally known keynoters.

Highlights of the latest research into business, consumer and design trends in the custom cabinet and closet markets will be presented by Laurel Didier, group publisher of Woodworking Network.

The day-long Cabinets Conference also includes a Peer2Peer Luncheon and is capped off by an All-Delegate Networking Reception that features presentation of awards to winners of the 21st Annual Woodwork Design Portfolio and 8th Annual Top Shelf Closet Design Awards.

New Show Sales Manager
Mike LitwickiMike Litwicki The event switches over to the Garden State Exhibit Center on Thursday, April 10, for the start of the Cabinets & Closets Expo. Joining the Woodworking Network team for Cabinets & Closets Expo exhibit and sponsorship sales is Mike Litwicki. (Mike is at 630.434.7779, or mlitwicki@heiexpo.com.)

The 2014 show will feature displays, product demonstrations and live running machinery from 90+ equipment, hardware and supply exhibitors. Product categories include cabinet, closet and garage hardware and components; CAD/CAM software, and woodworking machinery.

“The Cabinet & Closets Conference & Expo gives both closets business operators and cabinet manufacturing professionals great reasons to attend this event,” says Rich Christianson, event director.

In addition to free programs at the Expo Demo Stage, tours of nearby showrooms and woodworking plants will cap off the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com


About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at besler@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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