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Woodworking Network Symposia

Introducing at the 2017 AWFS Fair…

WWN-LogoA full day of networking and industry education programming available the day before the opening of the AWFS Fair exhibit halls, brought to you by Woodworking Network!


Tuesday, July 18
Las Vegas Convention Center

Closets Symposia, Finishing Symposia, or Leadership Forum

followed by the

Woodworking Network Leadership Reception

Introducing the woodworking industry’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

All July 18 program registrations include education sessions, lunch, and Leadership Reception.


Finishing Symposium

Presented by FDMC magazine, this full-day conference will look at a variety of new finishing technologies and best practices:  Organizing a finishing system and measuring performance; problem-solving in wood finishing; latest trends in finish composition, color, color and style, along with water-based and low-emission finishes; UV-cured powder coating attributes, and more.

Time: Tuesday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pricing: $229 early bird before June 30; $295 regular

Finishing Symposium Schedule

Introduction—Karl Forth

9:00-10:15 a.m. Phil Stevenson, AWFI

10:15-11 a.m. Jason Chiu, CAWP

11 a.m. break

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Phil Evans, CAWP

12-1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15-2 p.m. David Jackson, Gemini

2-2:45 p.m. Wayne Blackwell, Sames-Kremlin

2:45-3 p.m. Break

3-3:30 p.m. Pierre Letellier, Decoboard Enterprise

3:30-4 p.m. Andrew Walton, Keymark

4:00-4:30 p.m. Les Smith, Sherwin-Williams

4:30-5 p.m. General Q & A session

Closets and Home Storage Symposium

PrintPresented by Closets and Organized Storage magazine, hot-button sessions for closet designers, builders, and garage businesses include a ClosetMaid Pro case study, European design trends, million dollar  closets ideas, marketing tips for your closets business, trends in home storage and garage renovation and more.

Time: Tuesday, July 18,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pricing: $229 early bird before June 30; $295 regular

Leadership Forum

WWN Leadership Forum logoPresented by the Woodworking Network, the Leadership Forum is a top-level conference designed with business owners and senior managers in mind: emphasis on business, technology and material trends impacting the design and production of cabinetry, furniture and interior millwork for the next decade; Decore-ative Specialties, RCS Millwork, North American Plywood and Timberline Cabinetry & Millwork in will detail joint technology developments between suppliers and manufacturers in creating new materials and equipment; presentations on Virginia Tech University FutureHAUS, growth and insight from manufacturing data with Mick Peters, author of Love thy Data.; hiring best practices; and sustainable wood manufacturing and more.

Time: Tuesday, July 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pricing: $299 early bird before June 30; $350 regular


Calling all AWFS Fair Attendees! 

Woodworking Network Leadership Reception

1704FDMC40under40_1Tuesday, July 18

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center

Introducing the woodworking industry’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017!

Join July 18 symposia participants to kick off the AWFS Fair with this networking event and meet the next generation of woodworking professionals.  Open to all July 18 symposia registrants and all AWFS Fair attendees with event registration.  For those not registered for the closets, finishing, or leadership symposia, the cost to attend the reception is $45 and includes 2 drink tickets.

Add this networking event to your AWFS Fair registration!

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