April 2024: Upcoming woodworking industry events
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Composite Panel Association 2024 Spring
Amelia Island, Florida | April 7, 2024 | 12:00 pm EDT to April 10, 2024 | 12:00 pm EDT

CPA hosts their members-only annual meetings each spring and fall. These events feature speakers and educational workshops on substantive industry issues, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities to build awareness of members’ products and services, and business meetings to develop policies and programs. The annual meetings offer a unique opportunity to network with CPA producer members, distributors, suppliers, end-users and other colleagues.

Woodworking Industry Conference 2024
St. Petersburg, FL | April 9, 2024 | 6:00 pm EDT to April 11, 2024 | 9:00 pm EDT

The Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) – April 9-11, 2024 at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida – is an opportunity to connect with fellow woodworking machinery importers, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers! The program is packed with the industry’s best networking and informative keynotes filled with practical business solutions and strategies to help your business thrive. Don’t miss your chance at exclusive connections with leaders and companies from the woodworking industry — an unmatched value for your business.

Homag Technology Days 2024 (HERZEBROCK)
Herzebrock, Germany | April 10, 2024 | 9:00 am EDT to April 12, 2024 | 6:00 pm EDT

Experience over 1,600 m² of state-of-the-art technology in one compact location – complemented by suitable automation solutions and smart digital helpers.

To register, click here

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IWPA's 68th World of Wood Convention
San Diego, California | April 10, 2024 | 9:30 am EDT to April 12, 2024 | 8:30 pm EDT

The 68th IWPA World of Wood will be held in San Diego, Ca., at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

The IWPA’s annual convention is the must-attend network gathering for the globally sourced wood products industry. Come join 300 importers, U.S. manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, offshore suppliers and service providers to get critical market insights and business changing intelligence.

AWI Spring Leadership Conference
Kohler, Wisconsin | April 14, 2024 | 12:00 pm EDT to April 16, 2024 | 4:00 pm EDT

This is a great opportunity to meet with other leaders in the millwork industry as well as non-industry experts through conferences, exhibitions, and keynote speeches.



Homag Technology Days 2024 (SCHOPFLOCH)
Schopfloch, Germany | April 16, 2024 | 7:00 am EDT to April 17, 2024 | 8:00 pm EDT

Celebrate 25 years of HOMAG window production technology.
See the CENTATEQ S-800/S-900 for automated window production, bar processing, and block frame production – from entry-level to customized system concepts. Whether you’re producing staircases, furniture, windows, doors, or interior fittings – with the CNC processing centers of our CENTATEQ series, you have all the tools you need

To register, click here.

NWFA Wood Flooring Expo 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana | April 16, 2024 | 7:30 am EDT to April 18, 2024 | 9:00 pm EDT

There's never been a better time to accelerate your business and reconnect in-person than at the largest trade show anywhere dedicated exclusively to wood flooring. Representing all business types in the industry, the NWFA Expo has been a can't-miss event for the past 36 years.



Wood Pro Expo Illinois
Schaumburg, IL | April 17, 2024 | 8:00 am EDT to April 19, 2024 | 3:00 pm EDT

The two-day expo, featuring suppliers and distributors of woodworking machinery and supplies, is primed for action with an exhibit floor packed with events for attendees to see, learn, and find new ideas and products.

Robust show floor activities include:

•  Live machinery demos,
•  Woodworking Network Live area featuring interviews, speakers, and podcasts,  
•  Installation Clinics 2.0 and 3.0 with demonstrations,
•  Advanced design clinics including sponsored booth tours by the ACSP.

Wood Pro Expo has a strong educational component, including free opening keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, April 17, Woodworking Network and the CMA will co-sponsor a full day conference and plant tours.

Closets Conference & Expo
Schaumburg, IL | April 17, 2024 | 8:00 am EDT to April 19, 2024 | 3:00 pm EDT

Attend the largest annual conference and expo event for:

Manufacturers, specifiers, and designers of closets, garages, storage and other organization products.

The annual event - which features a full-day conference, plant tour, and exposition - is dedicated to home remodeling professionals specializing in building kitchen cabinets, closets, and other home storage designs.

Closets Conference & Expo is being held at the Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL on April 17-19, 2024 where it will be co-located with Wood Pro Expo. 

KCMA 2024 Spring Leadership Conference
Austin, Texas | April 23, 2024 | 9:00 am EDT to April 25, 2024 | 11:00 pm EDT

The 68th Annual KCMA Spring Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 23-25 at the Omni Barton Creek resort in Austin, Texas. The association said the conference provides an "unmatched opportunity for top industry decision-makers to meet and review current and emerging challenges."



Stiles Machinery Manufacturing Solutions Seminar
High Point, North Carolina | April 24, 2024 | 9:30 am EDT to April 25, 2024 | 4:30 pm EDT

Stiles Manufacturing Solutions Seminar has been n April 24 & 25, 2024 in High Point, North Carolina.

Discover technologies and solutions that will help you meet the manufacturing demands of today and set you up for tomorrow. Experience a series of live demonstrations in a realistic production environment; speakers, including business owners, educators, and industry experts; and the opportunity to network and build connections with fellow manufacturers from across North America. 


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