- Closets and home interior furnishings design and production software from 20-20 Technologies, KCD Software, and Planit Solutions will bring a high-tech flair to the 2011 Closets Expo 2011, running Feb. 24-25 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

The event will include a number of woodworking machinery heavyweights, including CNC router manufacturer C.R. Onsrud and Biesse America,  the most recent capital equipment manufacturer to reserve booth space at the show.

"We've been thrilled at the response to the 2011 edition of Closets Conference & Expo," says Associate Publisher Rich Christianson, who coordinates the show and conference session content for Vance Publishing's Woodworking Network. "We are running 50% ahead of last year's display space bookings - a clear sign of recovery in this market." (The current list of Closets Expo 2011 exhibitors is available at

 The 7th Annual Closets & Home Organization Conference and Expo, which is jointly sponsored by CLOSETS magazine and the Association of Closets and Storage Professionals, also includes the second annual Custom Cabinet Conference, co-sponsored by Custom Woodworking Magazine and the Cabinet Makers Association - a national organization of custom woodworking firms.

This year's Closets & Home Organization Conference and Expo is joined by the inaugural Wood Tech Summit, which will feature a series of four initeractive panel sessions on wood manufacturing technology and trends. These free panel sessions will be presented Feb. 24-25 on the Wood Tech Summit stage on the expo floor. Wood Tech Summit is sponsored by Wood & Wood Products magazine.

The Closets Conference, which opens Feb. 23, will include more than three dozen sessions, including keynotes, breakout seminars and roundtable discussions. For a complete list of exhibitors, and the full conference program description,

Free registration for the CLOSETS Expo, a $20 value, is available until Nov. 30.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact show management at [email protected].

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