Countdown to the Closets Expo 2010!

Posted: 01/21/2010 4:05PM


Closets Expo

The Closets Conference & Expo attracts professionals from throughout North America.

The countdown continues for the 6th annual Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo™, Feb. 10-12, 2010 in Long Beach, CA.

The only focused event for closet, garage and other home storage professionals, will be held in Southern California for the first time ever. In fact, it’s the first time since 2006 that the event has been held west of the Mississippi River.

The rich blend of executive-level education sessions, dedicated product displays and multiple networking opportunities attracts closet and home organization professionals from throughout North America to the event each year.

The three-day event is cosponsored by CLOSETS magazine and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals, recognized leaders in providing information to closet, garage and other home organization professionals.

The 2010 Closets Conference will open Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Long Beach Hilton Hotel with a keynote presentation by Brice Cooper, former host and lead designer of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime.” Three other general session presentations on social media, sales and marketing, and streamlining your business, also will be held that day at the Hilton, capped off by presentations of the Top Shelf Design Awards and the Industry Networking Reception.

Closets Expo spotlights new products
The event switches over to the nearby Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, with more Closets Conference sessions and roundtable discussions on a host of topics including business operation, market niches, lean manufacturing and more.

In addition, The Closets Expo begins its two-day run, Feb. 11-12. Displays run the gamut from raw materials, hardware, accessories and components, through fully manufactured closet and garage systems. In addition, CAD/CAM software, portable power tools and woodworking equipment are represented.

Attendees will not want to miss the Extreme Garage Pavilion, which is back by popular demand. It features systems and accessories specifically for transforming car sheds into multi-purposed spaces.

Cabinetmakers join the mix
The 2010 edition of the Closets Conference & Expo is bolstered by the debut of the Custom Cabinet Conference (CCC) and support of Custom Woodworking Business magazine and the Cabinet Makers Assn. The CCC will especially be of interest to the thousands of custom cabinet shops operating within a 150-mile drive of Long Beach.

With the advent of the CCC, the Closets Expo will feature a new Cabinet Products Pavilion. Anchored by the CMA, the pavilion will include doors, drawers, hardware, finishes, adhesives, woodworking equipment and more.

Free on-the-floor demos
Free demonstrations of two distinctive product categories will be held during the Closets Expo.

A two-part clinic on home office installations will be featured on Thursday, Feb. 11. A live, how-to presentation on epoxy garage flooring installations will be highlighted on Friday, Feb. 12.

Former ‘Design on a Dime’ host to open 2010 Closets Conference

Brice Cooper, former host and lead designer of “Design on a Dime” for HGTV and the lead creative force at Brain Child Designs in Chicago, will present the opening keynote speech at the 2010 Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo™, Feb. 10-12 in Long Beach.

Cooper knows a thing or two about designing on a tight budget and will speak to designers and manufacturers alike about designing in tough times. He will present an energetic and informative talk based on driving clients to your company and optimizing your current marketing to include public relations as a vital way to generate leads without blowing your media budget.

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