Free keynote presentation to address health benefits of closets and cabinets
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SAN DIEGO – Veteran woodworking journalist Kenn Busch, a recognized authority on decorative surfaces and substrates, will present a free keynote speech at the 2022 Closets Expo, co-located with Wood Pro Expo California.

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Busch, the founder of and, will deliver his presentation, “How to Sell Your Health-and-Wellness Advantages to Discerning Customers,” at noon Friday, April 29, at the Woodworking Network Live stage. 

Busch’s presentation will focus on identifying the “healthy materials” closet and cabinet professionals can use in their projects. By doing so, he says they can gain a “competitive advantage that will only grow as homeowners and developers become more climate savvy.”  

Busch authored an article on this topic for the November-December 2020 issue of Closets & Organized Storage. He will share the latest data on sustainability and indoor air quality, along with the best ways for closet and cabinet pros to tell these stories to their clients.

Among the highlights, Busch’s presentation will include: 

  • Indoor air quality: How not to fear the formaldehyde conversation;
  • How to build projects with beautiful, durable materials that are 50% captured carbon; 
  • What are the latest material options for upscale design, regardless of budget; and 
  • Why the Climate Positive sustainability story is not going away. 

Busch’s presentation will include a networking reception. His free keynote will be the third of three being offered during the twin-bill expo. The other presentations include:

  • 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28 –Jim Bouchard, the founder of the Sensei Leadership movement, will focus on how leaders can attract, train, and maintain their employees by creating a positive culture within their organizations. 
  • 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 29 – FDMC columnist Brad Cairns, senior principal of The Center for Lean Learning/Quantum Lean, will discuss “Staying Lean in the Pandemic.” 
    2022 Closets Expo Registration


View the complete three-day agenda of the 2022 Closets Expo & Conference and Wood Pro Expo California scheduled April 27-29 at the San Diego Convention Center.

About the 2022 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo California
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo California (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 27-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 27, followed by the two-day expo, April 28-29, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. 

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 


View the interactive exhibitor prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.


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Rich Christianson | President/Owner/C-Level

Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.