If you enjoy reading Wood & Wood Products and its family of publications, e-newsletters and website content, then you'll love the experience of participating at one or more of our live events.

On tap for 2011 is the 7th Annual Closets Conference & Expo, the 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference and the 2011 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. Each of these events affords participants opportunities to connect with fellow colleagues, current and prospective business partners and keep abreast of current industryissues and trends.
Perhaps most importantly, live events give participants an opportunity to shop and compare equipment and products from multiple vendors, share in a give and take of ideas with their peers and get answers to questions in real time.

7th Closets Conference & Expo
The 7th Annual Closets Conference & Expo, Feb. 23-25, anchors a three-in-one event taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Co-sponsored by CLOSETS magazine and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals, the Closets Conference & Expo is the only event uniquely focused on the closet and home storage industry. It attracts home organization professionals from throughout North America to network, view products specific to the industry and learn from fellow profesionals.

Closely allied is the 2nd Custom Cabinet Conference, co-sponsored by Custom Woodworking Business and the Cabinet Makers Association. The CCC features educational sessions of special import to custom woodworkers and cabinet makers. The Closets Expo features a Cabinet Products pavilion.

All new is Wood Tech Summit, sponsored by Wood & Wood Products. Wood Tech Summit revolves around the TechCentre and includes free interactive panel discussions emphasizing integrated technology solutions. This is a unique opportunity for high-volume manufacturers to find answers to their unique challenges.

Green Conference
The 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference, March 17-18 in Indianapolis, IN, is cosponsored by Wood & Wood Products and the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. The program, targeted at secondary and primary wood products companies, will present updated information on wood certification, the Lacey Act Amendment, the new federal formaldehyde rule and more.

The Green Conference is sponsored by the Wood Education Resource Center and Franklin Intl. The program also has the support of more than one dozen industry organizations including the American Home Furnishings Alliance, Architectural Woodwork Institute, Assn. of Retail Environments, Assn. of Woodworking & Furniture Supplier, Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn., Composite Panel Assn., Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn., Intl Hardwood Products Assn., National Hardwood Lumber Assn., National Wood Flooring Assn., Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. and others.

WMS: Canada’s Woodworking Show
Subject of recent breaking news, the 2011 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo is moving to the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto on the new dates of Oct. 27-29.

WMS is Canada’s premier woodworking event and attracts thousands of cabinet, furniture, millwork and other secondary wood product manufacturing executives. WMS also includes a comprehensive education program geared toward helping attendees improve their business and technical acumen.

More Info
Additional information for participating at any of these events is available at WoodworkingNetwork.com or by contacting me at [email protected]; 847-415-8024.

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