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April 27-29, 2022 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
2022 Event Schedule

 

Expo Hall Hours: Thursday & Friday

Conference Only
Wed, April 27: 8am - 6pm
Thu, April 28: 10am - 5pm Fri, April 29: 10am - 3pm

 

Closets Conference / Wood Pro Expo Schedule

Programming provided by Woodworking Network and co-sponsors, the Association of Closets and Storage Professionals and the Cabinet Makers Association.

Tuesday, April 26

  • ACSP welcome reception: date/time TBD

Wednesday, April 27

Closets Conference Program

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 - Opening Keynote: Laurie Haefele, Associate AIA, ASID, NKBA, Haefele Design Inc., Santa Monica, California, will discuss the latest design trends.
  • 9:40-10:30 - “Magic Numbers and Financial Impacts” - From 1% 10 net 30 to the cost of a mismeasure, Tim Coleman, SCE Unlimited, unlocks the secrets to getting ahead rather than falling behind, in the world of “it’s the little things that matter.”
  • 10:30-10:45 - Break
  • 10:45-11:55 - “Should You Charge Design Fees?” Karen Rolleri, founder and COO, Organizeology in Lafayette, California, will explain why you should charge design fees and show you how to get the client to say yes.
  • Noon -  Lunch
  • 1:10-2:00 -"Organize Your Business" Jane Stoller, Founder, Organized Jane. Steps to take to organize your business
  • 2:15 - Plant Tours: Buses Leave

WPE California Conference Program

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 - Opening Keynote: Laurie Haefele, Associate AIA, ASID, NKBA, Haefele Design Inc., Santa Monica, California, will discuss the latest design trends.
  • 9:40-10:30 - Sensei Leadership Workshop -- Jim Bouchard, founder of the Sensei Leadership Movement, will help participants to discover how challenges can sharpen their skills, help them discover new talents, and improve the way they lead and relate to others. 
  • 10:30-10:45 - Break
  • 10:45 - Amanda Conger – CMA Benchmark Survey results - Conger, executive director of the Cabinet Makers Association, will discuss the survey's 2022 outlook for business, staffing and compensation trends, shop rates, and other issues of importance to custom woodworking executives.
  • 11:30 -11:55 - Matt Wehner, Adding closets to your mix - Wehner will discuss how his company expanded sales by offering closet and home storage products.
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1:10 - 2:00 - Will Sampson – Pricing Survey - Veteran journalist Sampson will do a deep dive into FDMC's latest pricing survey, show how estimating what to charge for a custom woodworking project is a delicate balance. Bid too high and the job is lost. Bid too low and the profit shrinks.
  • 2:15 - Plant Tours: Buses Leave

Thursday, April 28

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. - CMA Breakfast  
  • 9:00-9:50 - Day 2 Opening Keynote:  Jim Bouchard, will focus on how leaders can attract, train, and maintain their employees by creating a positive culture within their organizations. 
  • 10:00 - Expo Floor Opens
  • 11:00-1:00 - ACSP themed roundtables
    - Lighting, what’s bright and what’s dark
    - Recruiting and retaining employees
    - The necessary steps in the sales process
    - Advanced design, taking design to the next level
    - Marketing, what works, and what’s coming 
     
  • 2:00 - Great Closet Challenge designers, WWN Live Booth 
  • 3:00 - ACSP certification for designers
  • 5:30-7:30 - Top Shelf and Young Wood Pro Awards Reception, San Diego Convention Center Ballroom

Additional Thursday highlights:

  • 30-minute live machinery exhibitor demos on the show floor
  • Special interviews and podcasts scheduled at Woodworking Network Live area

Friday, April 29

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. - Exhibitor Breakfast
  • 9:00 - Day 3 Opening Keynote: Brad Cairns - Staying lean in the pandemic - Cairns is the senior principal at The Center for Lean Learning/ Quantum Lean and is dedicated to improving the woodworking industry in North America using lean methods.
  • 10:00 - Expo Floor Opens
  • 11:00-12:00 - Installation 2.0 
  • 12:00-1:00 - Afternoon Keynote: Kenn Busch - Material trends and sustainability - Busch, founder of Material Intelligence, is a journalist and architectural photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. He specializes in creating educational content for architects and interior designers, and in-depth coverage of international design and materials fairs. WWN Live Booth w/networking reception
  • 1:00-2:00 - Installation 3.0
  • 2:00 - Great Closet Challenge installers, WWN Live Booth
  • 3:00 - Show Ends

Additional Friday highlights:

  • 30-minute live machinery exhibitor demos on the show floor
  • Special interviews and podcasts scheduled at Woodworking Network Live area

 

 

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Wood Pro Expo California | April 27-29, 2022
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