2023 Closets Conference & Expo primed for action

Closets Conference & Expo, co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, returns to West Palm Beach, April 12-14.

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The 2023 Closets Conference & Expo is the only national event for the closets and home organization industry. It returns to West Palm Beach, Florida, April 12-14.

Closets Conference & Expo has grown year after year as manufacturers and suppliers provide new products to serve the multi-billion-dollar closet, garage, and organized storage industry. The 2021 event in Palm Beach attracted more than 1,000 attendees from 41 states plus Canada, Mexico, and Jamaica, and the conference tracks were at full capacity. In San Diego, this past April, 40 percent of attendees traveled more than 300 miles to the Closets Conference.

The 2023 event will again be co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida.  

The two-day expo portion, April 13-14, is primed for action with an exhibit floor packed with opportunities for attendees to see, learn and find new ideas and products. Among the items on display will be new and popular machine and software technology, components, hardware and other supplies, as well as innovative surface materials.

The Closets Conference, co-sponsored by the ACSP, kicks off the event on April 12 with a full day of educational sessions and plant tours. The conference program will deliver important information to help closet, garage and home organization companies drive business and improve processes. Also available are free opening keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday. 

Confirmed speakers: 

Wednesday, April 12
Opening keynote: State of the Industry & Economic Overview

Presenter: Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist and managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. 

“Trends in Modern Design” panel discussion
Panelists: Christina Relyea, JB Cutting; Jesse Collins, Rehau; and Gwen Petter, Wilsonart

“How to use video in digital marketing” 
Presenters: David Biggs, director of Digital Strategy, Woodworking Network, and Allanna Bell, owner of Optimization Dolls.

“It’s in the Contract: Key Language Every Contract Should Include”
Presenter: Carlissa Montoya, CM Closet Design| EncoreGarage San Antonio

Thursday, April 13
Thursday keynote: Tim Coleman, division manager of the Chicago location of SCE Unlimited, a division of Installed Building Products (IBP).

ACSP Advanced Designer Clinic: Topics - Advanced Design, Lighting, Materials and Trends. The clinic includes a tour of vendor booths per session.

Friday, April 14
Friday keynote: TBD

Look for more tour and exhibitor updates in the coming weeks at closetscon.com

Plan to attend

Everything about Palm Beach ensures a great experience during the event and after hours. The Palm Beach County Convention Center and hotel are connected and conveniently located minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). They are both right in the heart of the entertainment and dining hub known as City Place, all steps away from great shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and a short walk to the beach. 

Contact Publisher Laurel Didier at [email protected] for more on exhibition space.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.