If you weren’t in Edison, NJ, for the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo last week, then rest assured you missed out on an amazing event.
The energy that built up during the Tuesday and Wednesday Cabinets & Closets Conference literally burst onto the expo floor in the form of an early-gathering crowd. By 10:30 a.m. the booths and aisles of the main hall were jammed with buyers inspecting the wares of the nearly 90 exhibit displays – 75 percent greater than the 2012 Closets Expo in Austin, TX.
Clearly the success of the Cabinets & Closets Expo was a strong sign of an improved economy and the decisions to expand the show to embrace custom cabinet makers and locate the event in the Northeast, the first woodworking-related show held there in four years. But while the largest contingents of attendees were from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, 35 other states and four Canadian provinces also were represented.
I can go on and on about how great it felt to be one of the organizers of this awesome event. But why take my word for it when you can read the comments of exuberant exhibitors and attendees who participated at the Total Storage Solutions event.
“The vibe at this year’s expo was full of energy! The location and setup proved to be seamless which gave us more opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones. I am looking forward to next year!” -- Debra Behring, President, JB Cutting Inc.
“The 2013 Cabinets & Closets Expo was a very strong event for us (best one ever). The foot traffic far exceeded our expectations and the overall mood of visitors was extremely positive.” -- Richard Chappell, General Manager, Cabinet Vision/Cabnetware
“For those of us in the woodworking industry, the Cabinets & Closets Expo is the one show that you must attend to help keep current, view new products, and maintain relationships with customers. It is a valuable resource that should be utilized. The show was INCREDIBLY successful for us.” -- John Taylor, Operations Manager / Kitchen Dealer Manager, Eveready Hardware
"The Cabinets and Closet Conference was a great conference for our company to attend! The quality of attendees was impressive. We had a steady flow of attendees, who were genuinely interested in our products and what we had to stay. I spoke to several other exhibitors who had a similar experience!" -- Tina Krohn, StorageMotion