To get the full benefit of the AWFS Fair, you have to be prepared.


Our AWFS Fair Pre-Show planner contains all the information you need to start planning, and it's included with your regular CabinetMaker+FDM issue this month.

The AWFS Fair will be held July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and is the best way to keep current with what is happening in our industry. You can visit any of the 500 exhibitors on the show floor and find out about the latest developments in woodworking, equipment, software and finishing.

This is the best place to shop and compare new equipment and technology and see a wide range of products and ideas that can help your woodworking business. If you don’t attend, you will not be current and up-to-date on what’s happening in the industry.

The planner includes the full program of the College of Woodworking Knowledge. Seminars will be held all four days of the show. Two special sessions on lean in a production environment and marquetry will be held the day before the official show start.

There is a wide range of seminar subjects, and you should go over these carefully. Subjects include cell manufacturing, combustible dust, online marketing, understanding CNC routers, compliant finishes for small shops, sanding methods, improving edgebanding quality, and many more.

There are many activities planned during the four-day AWFS Fair. AWFS attendees can also see the smartSHOP in action – a fully operational cabinet shop on the show floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trials competition will also take place on the show floor. Attendees can see the top student woodworking designs entered in the Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition. And for the first time, educator training will be offered as part of the Woodwork Career Alliance program. And don’t forget the Belt Sander Races. The BSRA national championships will be held during AWFS Fair.

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