20 reasons to attend IWF this week
August 20, 2018 | 7:26 pm CDT

ATLANTA – There are more than 20 reasons to visit IWF this week, but we'll start with that number.

IWF will take place over four days August 22-25, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

In a briefing before IWF, Jim Wulfekuhle, vice president sales and marketing, said that IWF will have more than 1,025 exhibitors occupying nearly 1 million square feet. More than 210 companies will be exhibiting for the first time at IWF.

The 2018 edition will be the largest since 2008, Wulfekuhle said, and attendance expected by show organizers will be more than 30,000.

This week Wulfekuhle offered 20 reasons to go to IWF:

  1. Largest exhibit space and exhibitors since 2008
  2. Over 200 first-time exhibitors
  3. Challengers Award
  4. More than 98 foreign countries sending their people to IWF (A record)
  5. Largest exhibit space and exhibitors since 2008
  6. Hospitality discount deal program still in place
  7. New Robotic Beams at IWF act as virtual shoppers
  8. More than 70 educational sessions a record.
  9. 10 full day Educational Programs the day before the show opens.
  10. Go Pro woodworker shoppers
  11. Facebook live
  12. IWF Biergarten
  13. IWF-TV
  14. 625,000 plus net square feet
  15. More than 1,025 exhibitors
  16. Social media feed on-site
  17. International Reception
  18. Opening Night Reception
  19. Student Design Emphasis Competition
  20. IWF is part of the International Buyer Program

The exhibition has been sold out for exhibit space for over 6 months, and there are more than 75 companies currently on the wait list to exhibit.

Go to http://www.iwfatlanta.com/ for more information and to register for the show.


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Karl D. Forth is online editor for CCI Media. He also writes news and feature stories in FDMC Magazine, in addition to newsletters and custom publishing projects. He is also involved in event organization, and compiles the annual FDM 300 list of industry leaders. He can be reached at karl.forth@woodworkingnetwork.com.