AWFS Fair offers seminars for rough economic times

CITY OF COMMERCE, CA — The education program of the AWFS Fair, called the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK), is offering its program Wednesday, July 15 to Saturday, July 18, in Las Vegas. Given the tough times facing manufacturers, the Business Track portion of the program is targeted to CEOs and other members of the executive team, and tackles topics deemed high priority for business survival.

On Thursday, July 16, a seminar entitled, Positioning Your Company for a Future in Manufacturing, offers a look at the challenges facing woodworking businesses while suggesting opportunities for dealing with difficult industry realities.

Another key seminar, running on Wednesday, July 15, is Innovating with Mass Customization — a topic previous show attendees have requested.

“All of the seminars planned for the show will be structured to provide assistance to businesses on the key issues of the day,” says CWWK Committee Chair Philip Martin of Hafele.  “Never have we had such a strong contingent of company presidents, manufacturing specialists, designers, engineers, marketing directors and trainers, all assembled to deliver some tough talk and impart knowledge they have culled from many years in the industry. For anyone whose business is moving slowly, CWWK offers a chance to get practical information they can bring back to their place of work.”

The CWWK program is the largest education program in the industry, offering 50 seminars and workshops in eight tracks offered over the course of five days, beginning on July 14, the AWFS pre-show day. Registration for educational sessions at the AWFS Fair is now open.  Visit for more information.


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