Expect Crowds at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2015You can expect crowds at Cabinets & Closets 2015, running April 14-16 in Chicago. The event, which caters to custom built wood interior professionals, will provide a host of learning and networking opportunities, plus an extensive exhibition of systems, supplies and services for closets, garage, and cabinetry and design businesses.

Tuesday April 14 All-Day Conferences Three Tracks: Early-bird Rate $275

Closets • Design • Custom Woodwork

A Peer2Peer lunch ($50 early-bird rate) and after-hours roundtable reception ($30 early-bird rate) can also be added  your registration fee. Registration goes live November 2015.

The crowds will stem from the large numbers of cabinetry and closets firms in the greater Chicago area, which boasts 9.7 million people. Milwaukee, just 90 minutes away, adds an additional 1 million.

Together, according to U.S. Census Bureau Data, the two population centers have 5.75 million homes – with hundreds of thousands of remodeling and other home improvement projects annually.

Mike Litwicki, sales manager for Cabinets & Closets Expo 2015, says three dozen companies have already booked for the show, with the list on track to exceed any Cabinets & Closets Expo ever. The dazzling setting — the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center — is just 20 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and central to the major urban and suburban population centers stretching north to Milwaukee, and west to Rockford, IL, both a short drive from Chicago.

Get more info on Closets & Cabinets 2015: Exhibitors can contact Mike Litwicki at (630) 434-7779; [email protected] and attendees can visit CabinetsandClosetsExpo.com


Wednesday April 15, 2015
Woodworking Network Live show floor events, included in Expo registration:

Expect Crowds at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2015  Pre-Expo Keynote Address: Steve Stephens, VP, Marketing, acpi Cabinets (formerly Armstrong Cabinets)
Continuous show-floor demos: CNC Technology, Panel Trends, Hardware Innovation, Post Expo Roundtables
Awards Gala: Top Shelf, Custom Woodwork Design Portfolio, Young Wood Pros Awards Programs

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Woodworking Network Live show floor events, included in Expo registration:

Expect Crowds at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2015From the Expo Floor Stage: Dan Claypool, CEO, Merric Millwork
Meet the Young Wood Pros
Hardware & Technology Trends
Woodworking Inventors Forum

Last hour: Join your peers for an on-site auction to benefit education


The Closets Sesssions

The Business of Design

Custom Woodworking

Why Closets?  A CEO of a large closet firm tells his behind the scenes story

What Consumers Want – leading market research in home remodeling trends

Estimating I – Sean Benetin,
Millwork & More

Franchises: Case studies of conversions to and from franchise affiliation

Home Design Trends – data from Houzz, Pro.com, Porch.com, HomeAdvisor,
Angie’s List

Estimating II - Sean Benetin,
Millwork & More

Closet Production: Weighing options for insourcing versus outsourcing

Power of Design – Martin Goebel, Designer, Goebel & Co. Furniture

CNC Tips & Tricks for First Timers
& Old Hands

Closet Showrooms: Brick & Mortar, or Is Houzz & Pinterest All You Need? 

3D Design Technology – Panel moderated by Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co.

Saw Science: Maximizing Yield – a Panel Presentation

Peer2Peer Luncheon Laughs: Customers That Drag You Through Hell, by Joe Knobbe, Exclusive Woodworking

Closets Stars: The Most Interesting People in the Business

Color Forecast 2015: Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, Akzo-Nobel and more

Working with Architects, Designers – Joe Knobbe, Exclusive Woodworking; Dan Claypool, Merric Millwork.

Garages: The New Front Door

Super Closets Systems from WoodMode, Wellborn, Canyon Creek and more

Contracts & Construction Rules: Fixing the Unexpected: Mould, Lead, NARI certification

Peer-to-Peer – Association of Closet & Storage Professionals Round tables

Hardware Trends: LED Lighting, Sliding Doors, Motorized Lifts, Roll Outs

What’s Your Problem? – Cabinet Makers Association Round Tables

Reception  & People’s Choice Balloting: Top Shelf Closet Design, Young Wood Pro, Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Competitions – Auction Preview

Woodworking Network Connection Center, for meet-ups  at nearby restaurants            

Full Registration info at Cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com

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