It's Closets Week in Schaumburg

The Closet Conference & Expo 2024 is shattering records for attendance and bringing a vibe that show organizers have never seen before. 

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- A total of 112 exhibitors are showing their wares at the Schaumburg Convention Center during the Closets Conference & Expo 2024, co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois, scheduled for April 17-19. The number of vendors on the expo floor, which is officially sold out, represents a more than 25% increase from the 2023 event.

In addition, registrants for the educational conferences are at a record high of more than 220 attendees, and the scheduled plant tours are sold out. More than 1,000 attendees are expected to attend the Expo, which is the first Expo in the Midwest for the specific audience of woodworking manufacturers, closet professionals, and designers since the 2017 event.

The event is the only National Closets Exposition in North America. The Closet Association ACSP and the Cabinet Association CMA are co-sponsors and contributors to the event's success.

"We are experiencing the vibe around the show that we have not seen before," said Laurel Didier, Event Sales Manager for CCI Media, organizers of the show. "Exhibitors and attendees use social media and emails to discuss the event and products on display." 

The expo features running machinery demonstrations and hundreds of products on display. The conferences are led by industry professionals who deliver spot-on information for business leaders, designers, and manufacturers.

"There is an intimacy that surrounds this boutique event," she said. "The attendees and exhibitors spend a great deal of time with all the attendees, helping them solve business issues."


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