LONG BEACH, CA – California’s fifth largest city, known for its art deco architecture, scenic coastline and home of the Queen Mary, will host the 6th annual Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo™ Feb. 10-12, 2010.

Not since 2006, when the Closets Conference & Expo was held in Santa Clara, CA, has the event been west of the Mississippi.

“We’re excited to bring the Closets Conference & Expo to Southern California for the first time. Long Beach is a wonderful destination city with plenty to do day and night and favorable weather to boot,” said Rich Christianson, conference director.

“In addition to our national audience that annually attends the conference, we have thousands of readers of our three publications – CLOSETS, Custom Woodworking Business and Wood & Wood Products – local to the area. Bringing this unique event into their backyard gives them an excellent opportunity to learn what the buzz about closets and home organization is all about,” Christianson added.

The Closets Conference is cosponsored by the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals and CLOSETS. It will feature three days of educational sessions focused on helping closet, garage and home organization manufacturers, designers and specifiers improve sales and profits.

“Presenters for the Closets Conference program are carefully selected by the ACSP giving particular attention to the current needs of the industry,” said Diana Augpurger, ACSP president and CEO of Creative Storage (morestorage.com) of Buffalo, NY. “It is our passion to educate the attendees on trends and best practices. The 2010 conference format will allow for more interactive discussion of those best practices and exposure of how the best companies are succeeding. This is different from past Closets Conferences and we are excited about the changes”.

The Closets Expo will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Long Beach Convention Center. It features a full menu of supplies, components, equipment and services dedicated to the home organization industry.

For exhibit and sponsorship information, contact Rich Widick or Matt Powell at (630) 434-7779 or e-mail closets@heiexpo.com.

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