Register now to attend the 2023 Executive Briefing Conference

For more than two decades, the EBC has been the cutting-edge forum for what’s new and what’s next discussions of the wood products industry’s best practices, technology and design trends, economic analysis and forecasts, and much more. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Advanced registration is open for the 2023 Executive Briefing Conference, the only leadership event open to owners and top managers from throughout the full spectrum of the woodworking industry.   

The 18th edition of the EBC is scheduled for Sept. 26-28 at the Broadmoor hotel and resort.


EBC 2023 Sponsors

IMA Schelling Group is a Platinum Sponsor of EBC 2023.  

Other EBC 2023 sponsors include:

For more information about EBC 2023 sponsorship opportunities contact Harry Urban.

For more than two decades, the EBC has been the cutting-edge forum for what’s new and what’s next discussions of the wood products industry’s best practices, technology and design trends, economic analysis and forecasts, and much more. EBC has also been a unique forum for industry leaders representing cabinets, office and residential furniture, architectural woodwork, store fixtures, woodworking machinery and supplies, and more to network and forge relationships that continue beyond the event.   

Woodworking Network, the owner and organizer of the event, has once again assembled a top-notch cast of expert presenters drawn from industry, academia, and business consulting. Highlights of EBC 2023 include:  

 -- Opening Keynote by Steve Shapiro, author and consultant, on how to “Disruption-Proof Your Business”

  -- Case Study presentation by Daniel Drapeau, president and CEO of Groupe Miralis, one of North America’s fastest-growing cabinet manufacturing companies and a leader in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies  

  -- Panel Discussion on Trade Issues, Reshoring/Nearshoring featuring Betsy Natz, CEO, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, and  Ron Montbleau, CEO, Montbleau & Associates

  -- Virtual Plant Tour of The Stow Company with a special focus on the company’s use of MES (manufacturing execution system) to more effectively produce closet and home organization products

  -- Closing keynote address by economist Chris Kuehl who will provide an economic outlook tailored to the fortunes of the woodworking industry.

View the full EBC 2023 schedule.

The iconic Broadmoor hotel and resort will host the 2023 Executive Briefing Conference.

Registration options

  -- Conference Pass (Early Bird rate) ($1,500)  
Includes all meals. Does not include hotel.  

  -- Conference Pass Group Rate ($1,285)  
Includes all meals. Does not include hotel. Requires 3 or more registrations at once. Only applicable to full-price registrations.  

  -- Digital Conference Pass ($330)  
Includes access to networking functions and live conference sessions via event app.  

In addition, just for the fun of it, EBC includes optional golf outing and fly-fishing school activities on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 25.  

For questions about registration, contact Kim Lebel.


About the Executive Briefing Conference  
The EBC draws executives from across the spectrum of the woodworking industry, including FDMC Market Leaders, key industry associations, the FDMC 300, and others from residential and office furniture, cabinetry, architectural millwork firms, home organization, and key industry suppliers. The event also offers a number of networking opportunities. IMA Schelling Group is a Platinum Sponsor of EBC 2023; other sponsors include Blum Inc., Innergy, and Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company.

Registration for EBC 2023 is now open. Go to to view the complete agenda and to register. For more information about EBC 2023 sponsorship opportunities contact Harry Urban

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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.