Demand for organized closets, garages and other home storage areas will rise steadily over the next four years, reaching $10.9 billion in annual sales by 2019. That makes it bigger than wood flooring and windows. What business opportunities does this present for you?
Closet Symposium is August 23,
a day prior to IWF 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Save $50: Early bird rate $175 'til August 1; $225 after. Includes:
Free registration for IWF 2016
Continental breakfast and lunch
Bob Lewis
Jeff Bruzzesi
Joe Lonardo

Troy Greenberg
Jeff Klein

At the IWF 2016 Closet Symposium, you'll learn how the closet has evolved from white wire frame racks to a luxury experience for consumers, and extended its reach into pantries, home offices, and the fast-growing garage segment. Join these industry experts and learn more about this rapidly growing sector.

Bob Lewis, CEO, Closet & Storage Concepts, has positioned his closet franchise brands for growth through internally manufactured products, acquisitions, and by tapping in to interior trends such as Murphy Beds and home offices.

Jeff Bruzzesi, president and Mike Mendelssohn, marketing director, Closets Factory, Virginia Beach, VA: a closets company, builds an entire house for the annual Homearama, with more than a dozen home storage solutions - from pantries to breakfronts, mudrooms, to walk-in closets - designed in.

Joe Lonardo, president, Bella Systems Closets, moderates The Great Debate-Insource or Outsource – a panel of presenters will weigh the merits of internally produced closets and wood components, versus outsourced supply.

Troy Greenberg, president, Redline Garage Gear, South Beloit, Il: the garage is the main entrance for many homes, and increasingly is upgraded to match cars, support hobbies, and make best use of organized space.  

Jeff Klein, president, Closet & Cabinets Experts, Savannah, GA:  how to successfully launch an independently operated custom closet business, from a founder of the Association of Closet & Storage Professionals. 

Also on the program: 

State of the Closet Home Storage Industry: market profile, forecast, outlook for franchises and independent retailers  Laurel Didier, publisher, CLOSETS magazine

Major marketers on the Home Storage Scene: a survey of the supply chain and evolving marketing strategies of industry leaders: Closets Maid, The Stow Company, Sauder’s ClosetTrac, Rubbermaid, and others – Bill Esler, editorial director, Woodworking Network 

Closet Design Trends: What Winning Projects Tell Us: a presentation drawn from luxury closet suppliers including Wood Mode, Neff,  Best of Houzz, and the annual Top Shelf Closet Design Awards - Michaelle Bradford, Editor, CLOSETS magazine 

Closet & Home Storage Technology and Mechanics:  A panel session on patented and proprietary designs and design applications


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