Record attendance for 2024 Closets Conference & Expo

Over 1,100 attendees walked the 2024 Closets and Wood Pro Illinois Expo show floor.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The 2024 Closets Conference & Expo, co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois, was held at the Schaumburg Convention Center, April 17-19. The annual event, the only international show for the closets and home organization industry, attracted an impressive 1,100 attendees, including 250 full conference attendees, marking record-breaking attendance.

"I feel incredibly thankful and honored to witness the record-setting engagement and dynamic interactions at our 2024 Closets Conference & Expo,” said Tom Davies, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage magazine. “This event in Schaumburg was a vibrant showcase of innovation and a testament to the collective enthusiasm of our industry. The dedication and participation of all involved—from our attendees to our sponsors and exhibitors—have truly demonstrated a unified commitment to advancing and evolving together.

“Looking ahead to the 2025 Closets Conference & Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida, we are excited to leverage the insights and inspirations from this year to foster an even more captivating and productive gathering. We aim to continue enhancing our supportive community that thrives on shared knowledge and mutual success."

The three-day event featured installation clinics, free presentations, interviews, and podcasts on the Woodworking Live stage, plus live machinery demos, the inaugural DESIGN Talks, a revamped ACSP Designer Exchange, and the Top Shelf Design Awards and Young Wood Pro reception.

"This was my second year attending the Closet Conference, and I am continually impressed by the impact that this show has on our company,” said Kate Bernyk, designer with Distinctive Design. “The speakers, whether educational or motivational, help us to look at life and business with fresh eyes, while the wide selection of vendors keeps you at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of design. As if those two elements did not add enough value, the joy that the closet community adds cannot be understated. You spend a week surrounded by designers, installers, and business owners who want to lift up those around them, sharing their successes, failures, connections, and laughter. I would 10/10 recommend this show to anyone in our industry. Counting down the days till next year!"

The 2025 Closets Conference & Expo, co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, will take place June 11-13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Booth space for the 2025 event is going fast, with almost one-third of the expanded floor plan sold, said Laurel Didier, event sales manager. She added that many exhibitors have expanded their booths, and there is a line for new exhibitors to book their 2025 spaces. For more information, call or email [email protected] at 847-334-3038.

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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.