Professional woodworking shows go local, as Wood Pro Expo brings its conference and expo to Charlotte, North Carolina. The event, which bristles with local dealers and distributors at the Charlotte Convention Center February 14-16.
A dozen conference sessions are planned, forming a core part of the appeal for Wood Pro Expo Charlotte. Industry personalities keynoting the show include FDMC editor Will Sampson; manufacturing integration expert Georg Frey, head of Lignum Consulting; and Gene Wengert, aka "The Wood Dr." along with technical experts drawn from the bountiful resources of the  regional suppliers around in the great Charlotte manufacturing hub.
Woodworkers are also encouraged to bring their real live shop production questions and challenges for the experts on hand.  
Wood Pro Expo is a regional show for woodworking businesses bringing suppliers and experts together for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. In each city where it takes place, it includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production, and as well as an expo oriented to equipment and supplies geared to small and medium size shops, including CNC basics, employee recruitment, finishing, lean manufacturing, business management, software, and shop safety.
Launched in 2014 in Baltimore, the show moved in October 2017 to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and now moves to Charlotte on February 14-16, 2018. Wood Pro Expo will also return to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in October 2018.
Registration for the Wood Pro Expo Charlotte exhibition is $20 Early Bird Rate ($25 after), including admission to keynote presentations on February 15 and February 16.
Wood Pro Expo February 14 Full Conference Pass is $125 Early Bird Rate ($150 after); $175 for Full Conference Pass + Plant Tours ($200 after); and $75 for Plant Tours only. 
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