March – Issue 12

IWF 2022 Exhibitor Update
176 Days Until IWF Atlanta | Tue-Fri, Aug 23-26, 2022
News for 2022 Exhibitors
Exhibitor Update is the all-new way to help you stay on top of important information key to your show experience. Published twice monthly, Exhibitor Update provides quick-read details on operational deadlines, marketing opportunities and show enhancements essential to your IWF 2022 business.
Here’s a quick look at what’s happening now and next at IWF for your 2022 show planning:
  • Alert! It has been brought to IWF show management’s attention that a company named the Source Group, LLC is aggressively soliciting the IWF 2022 exhibitors to purchase a listing in a publication named “Woodworking Industry News”. The Source Group, LLC has no affiliation with IWF and is not an approved vendor/partner for the IWF 2022 show. IWF has no plan to approve any publication from the Source Group, LLC, for distribution at the IWF 2022 show or in any of the hotels contracted with IWF for the 2022 show.
    View the complete list of the Official Contractors for IWF.
  • Have you Registered and Ordered your Badges? Registration is OPEN now! Login to your Exhibitor Dashboard and click on the Registration & Housing tile.
  • Exhibitor Appointed Contractors – If you hire any vendor other than our Official Contractors, you must register each company as an Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC). Deadline to register your EACs is July 22, 2022.
    Learn more about the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Guidelines.

    NOTE: EAC’s will not be allowed to work in any exhibitor booth for which documentation and/or payment has not been received by deadline.
  • The 2022 IWF Challengers Award Competition, celebrating new and innovative technologies for the woodworking industry, is NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! The deadline to enter is April 4th. See our Challengers Award page for more information. If you have questions or would like to discuss details, please contact J.P. Roberts: or 404-693-8337.
  • Branding Opportunities - Take advantage of several options that will make your company’s presence more visible and easier to find on the exhibitor floor. Banners, back-lit panel boxes, floor decals to guide attendees to your booth. View the available items at
  • Complimentary Lead Retrieval – Log in to your Exhibitor Dashboard, go to the Lead Retrieval tile, and use VOUCHER CODE:  IWF2022 to receive the complimentary discount. Deadline June 14, 2022 
  • WIN PERKS by assigning names to your hotel rooms by April 22nd! Complete your IWF hotel block by assigning your personnel to the rooms you have reserved and releasing any unused room nights by April 22, 2022, and you will be entered in a sweepstakes drawing for a free night or room upgrade, bonus points or other prize from the hotel. Rooms must be assigned prior to June 22nd or they will be released back into the available pool.
  • Beware of Housing Pirates – Housing companies contacting you pretending or implying to represent IWF with "too good to be true" deals may not be legitimate and/or may carry hidden risks and fees. See this limited list of unauthorized housing companies. Maritz Global Events is the ONLY official housing provider for IWF.
  • Check out the new Exhibitor Resources Page on the IWF Atlanta website for access to all your show planning information.
  • Go to your Exhibitor Dashboard for quick access to:
    • Verify your company description & contact information
    • Add your Product Categories for the online show planner to increase your exposure
    • ‚ÄčChecklist for Important Dates & Deadlines
    • Badges, Guest Passes, Qualified Distributor Passes & Visa Invitation Letters
    • Exhibitor Manual and Online Ordering
    • Assigned Freight Arrival/Removal Schedules
    • Complimentary Lead Retrieval
    • Order Booth Utilities
    • Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Registration
  • Email Safe List – Please make sure you include,, and (new) on your safe senders list to help ensure you receive important information from IWF 2022.
Important Dates:
  • April 4, 2022 – Challengers Award Entry Deadline
  • April 22, 2022 – Early names due for hotel room assignments, to enter Hotel Perks Sweepstakes
  • April 25, 2022 – Drawing for Hotel Perks Sweepstakes
  • May 3, 2022 – Final Payment due
  • June 22, 2022 – Names due for hotel room assignments; unassigned rooms released into general sale

Need help or have questions? Please contact or call 404-693-8333.


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