ATLANTA – The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) says early attendee registration spiked 40 percent compared to the last IWF wood technology trade show, held in 2010.
“In addition to the rebounding housing market, we suspect that increased attendee numbers can be attributed to demand for new machinery, supplies and services,” said Michael Burdis, IWF 2012 chairman and president of James L. Taylor Manufacturing Company.
Exhibit sales also are surging, with IWF 2012 pacing ahead of the 2010 exhibit sales. It will be a larger event compared to the 2010 woodworking show, with 792 exhibitors already booked for the show, running August 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Woodworking Network is gearing up media coverage for the show. A dedicated info channel for IWF 2012 news, products and videos is already live. A series of three pre-show digital publications will be issued by Woodworking Network, including the Official IWF 2012 Challengers Awards publication to be published next week.
In July, an IWF 2012 Wood Industry Supplies Exhibitor Preview will be published, and in August, an IWF 2012 Wood Technology Exhibitor Preview will be published. the July and August issues of Custom Woodworking Business, Wood & Wood Products and Closets magazines will feature IWF 2012 news and information.
Woodworking Network is also Official IWF 2012 Videographer reporting from the Innovation Soundstage at Booth 2429 and through the show. WWN will drive news reports through video and social media channels, as well as at WoodworkingNetwork.com
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