AWFS 2023

AWFS Fair is an important event for thousands of woodworking manufacturing professionals who need cutting-edge ideas and technology to help their businesses.

AWFS Fair 2023 will once again bring the entire global industry together for an in-depth review of the new developments and advances that are driving the market.

Participants benefit from high-quality educational programming, the College of Woodworking Knowledge, an expanded show floor that features top suppliers and resources, and a variety of opportunities to network, learn and acquire the relevant information and strategies to help them grow along with their industry.

Show Dates & Hours

July 25-28, 2023

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, July 24 (Dealer/Distributors Only*)
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 25 (First Official Show Day)
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, July 26
9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, July 27
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, July 28
9:00am - 2:00pm

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*Dealer/distributor hours: only attendees with Distributor badges will be able to access the show floor.




Join us for a full day of networking and industry education programming, available the day before the opening of the AWFS® Fair exhibit halls and brought to you by Woodworking Network! Choose from the CNC Bootcamp or the Closets Symposium. All July 24 symposium registrations include lunch, leadership reception, and AWFS® Fair exhibit hall registration. Register now.

Monday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
$350 early bird thru June 29, $420 regular


CNC Bootcamp


CNC Bootcamp is an intensive workshop for those who are relatively new to CNC manufacturing or looking to buy their first CNC. Moderated by Will Sampson, Editorial Director of FDMC, the day will cover selecting the right CNC machine, integrating it into your operation, choosing and using the tooling, dealing with dust collection and vacuum issues, and getting onboard with the software you need.

Match your machine to your needs
An overview of the panorama of entry-level CNC machines.
Presenter: Chris Cold, Laguna Tools

CNC software
Learn what kind of software you need to use your CNC.
Presenters: Ken Frye, KCD Software; Edward Powell, Vectric Ltd.

Learning how to use your CNC 
Overview of all the ways to learn CNC machining, including networking, formal training, videos, and more.
Presenters: Stuart Kent, North Carolina Furniture School; Jim Petrin, ShopBot

Tooling for your CNC 
What does a beginner tooling setup for CNC look like? What do you need to know about feeds and speeds? What’s the difference in tooling between smaller desktop CNC units and full-size production machines?
Presenter: Mark Alster, Leitz Tooling

CNC accessories
Vacuum, dust collection, material handling, etc. This segments covers all the equipment you need to support your CNC.
Presenter: Jeff Ou, Lobo/Castaly

Taking the next step
What’s the future of CNC in your shop? Learn what’s available when you move up to a full production-level CNC setup.
Presented by: experts from Holz-Her

Case history
A new CNC user shares his experience getting started with CNC.
Presented by: Will Sampson, Woodworking Network

Add the CNC Bootcamp to your AWFS® Fair Registration


Sponsored by:

Castaly       Laguna    

KCD Software


The Closets Symposium

Closets & Organized Storage

The Closets Symposium, moderated by Michaelle Bradford, Editor of Closets & Organized Storage, will educate designers, fabricators, retailers and installers on the most current design, marketing, and business topics of relevance to these industry professionals seeking to profit from this growing and exciting market niche.


Intro 9 a.m.

How to use Social Media Influencers | 9:05 am – 9:55 am
Strategies on how to use social media influencers to build your brand.
Panelists: Carlissa Montoya, CM Closet Design; and Allana Bell, Optimization Dolls

Telling Your Brand Story | 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Learn how to craft compelling stories to build awareness and attract customers.
Presenter: Kelly Victor-Burke, Burke Architectural Millwork/Bespoke Closets & Organized Spaces

How to Elevate Closet Design | 11:00 am – 11:50 pm
Enhance designs using techniques, textures, colors, materials and more.
Panelists: Katherin Lawry, Haven Closet Interiors; and Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinets


Budgeting versus Forecasting | 1:05 pm- 1:55 pm
Learn to balance expenses with sales expectations to maximize profits.
Presenter: Tim Coleman, SCE Unlimited

Material Trends | 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Presenter: Christina Relyea, JB Cutting

Lighting Innovations | 3:00 pm – 4:00pm
Learn more about the latest innovations and how to apply the technology.
Panelists: Richie DeMarco, Richelieu Hardware; Chris Heronemus, Tresco Lighting/Rev-A-Shelf; Scott Begin, Hafele America; and Keith Clark, Hardware Resources


Add the Closets Symposium to your AWFS® Fair Registration


Sponsored by:



Woodworking Network Leadership Reception


Introducing the Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 Class of 2023!

Monday, July 24
4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
Registration fee: $65 plus applicable fees

Sponsored by:
The Paintline

Join the July 24 symposium participants to kick off the AWFS®Fair with this networking event and meet the next generation of woodworking professionals. Open to all July 24 symposium registrants (included in Symposium and Bootcamp registration) and all AWFS® Fair attendees with separate event registration. For those not registered for the Closets Symposium or CNC Bootcamp, the cost to attend the reception is $65 (plus applicable fees) and includes 2 drink tickets.

Register for the Leadership Reception



Make & Take returns to AWFS Fair

LAS VEGAS - Attendees to the AWFS Fair are invited to stop by the Make & Take booth #1277.  The booth will be run by volunteers from the Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM), a Southern California-based group that is focused on supporting woodworking education programs and connecting teachers and students with our industry, and from the Inland Woodworkers Association.