CALGARY, AB Furniture West Inc., the association of furniture manufacturers in Western Canada, announced a first-of-its-kind event coming to Calgary. Connections West will take place June 18 and 19, 2007, at Stampede Park’s Round Up Centre in Calgary. Connections West is a showcase that will serve as a venue where members of the home furnishings industry can come together to network, build relationships and exchange crucial, technical and marketing information.

Terry Clark, chairman of Furniture West, said a review was made of its members’ needs and those of the retail trade. “Our research provided new insights into the rapid changes and new challenges of global competition faced by all members of our industry… These insights serve as the cornerstone of Connections West 2007,” he said. “This is the first event of its kind, and we at Furniture West believe it will mark a significant milestone in strengthening our industry.”

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