ATLANTA – The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) issued verifid attendee/buyers figures for its 2016 show, which ended August 27. The number rose 10 percent, to over 16,000, compared to 14,400 in 2014. It does not include exhibitor personnel and other attendees, such as educators and media, which bring the total thousands higher.
IWF was held August 24-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
“We had double-digit growth in attendance, exhibit space, and the number of exhibitors," said Tom Onsrud, IWF 2016 chairman, and president of machinery manufacturer C.R. Onsrud Inc. "The show floor was very active and exhibitors were seeing high demand for their products."
Visitors from over 90 foreign countries and 49 states were among the attendees to IWF 2016. Show managers say the educational conference was the largest ever held at IWF, with over 50 educational programs.
IWF, the largest woodworking technology trade show in North America, is held every other year at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. It is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world.
Recognized around the world as a pre-eminent event for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment, supplies, and innovative technology, IWF attracts visitors from every level of the industry. www.iwfatlanta.com.
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