Atlanta, GA – General booth space sales will open May 4 for the 2022 International Woodworking Fair. IWF will take place Tuesday, August 23 – Friday, August 26, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Show managers set the date for general booth sales after concluding the Priority Renewal sales process last week. Priority Renewal rewards IWF exhibitors who have earned seniority and priority points from participating in previous shows with access to choice locations for IWF 2022.
Many Priority Renewal exhibitors took the opportunity to expand their 2022 space – it’s the first IWF since 2018, and they have lots to show. But new exhibitors needn’t worry. IWF has reconfigured its footprint in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta providing an expanded venue for what is expected to be the largest IWF in history.
The IWF sales team says buzz is building among industry suppliers, who are increasingly bullish about the recovering economy. Woodworking businesses are busy, but operations are not without challenges, particularly the high cost of raw materials and difficulty in finding workers. These are precisely the kinds of concerns that will find solutions both on the show floor, and in the robust Education Program.
“Our exhibitors are excited at the prospects of all that an in-person IWF 2022 can deliver,” says J.P. Roberts, director of sales for IWF. “Optimism and expectations are running high – as evidenced by not only by renewal volume and pace but also by the percentage of exhibitors committing to larger spaces.,” Roberts says.
| Show Hours & Location|
International Woodworking Fair
Tuesday – Friday
August 23 – 26, 2022 Tuesday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313
“Priority exhibit space assignment response has been extremely encouraging,” says Meg Taylor, senior sales manager for IWF. “We are seeing many of the mid-sized companies taking more space than they have in past shows. Some are accommodating a backlog of new product developments, while others aim to raise their profile at the show.”
Exhibitors are looking forward to an IWF 2022 show integrating:
• 13 exhibit halls located across Georgia World Congress Center Buildings A, B, C and the new BC expansion (over 1.4 million gross sq. ft. of floor space)
• 542-plus product categories covering all market sectors
• An all-new global marketing campaign targeting and reaching more than 70,000 IWF attendees and prospects
• All-new exhibitor marketing programs, including free traffic-builder tools.
In addition, top new and newly configured Trade Show and Conference features coming next year include:
• New registration locations in Building A on the show floor and in the Building C Entrance Lobby.
• New Tuesday—Friday show pattern.
• New 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. show hours Tuesday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. on Friday.
On track to top 1,000 exhibiting companies for IWF 2022 that will occupy more than 1.4 million gross sq. ft. of floor space, the IWF 2022 show will reflect the true scope and scale of the global woodworking industry, featuring virtually all major manufacturers, emerging brands, and new-to-market producers and service providers. The large and diverse exhibitor mix will showcase products and services in more than 542 categories covering all key market sectors.
In continuous operation for more than a half century, IWF is one of the world’s top events serving the custom and general woodworking industries with extensive penetration in these specialty sectors (to name a few): architectural woodwork; cabinetry; flooring; furniture manufacturing; engineered products; doors and windows; machinery, tools and metals; plastics; and more.
IWF attendees come to experience all that’s new and next in manufacturing technology, innovation, product design, learning, networking and emerging sectors in North America’s largest woodworking event. For the global woodworking community – from small shops to major manufacturers – IWF is where the woodworking business does business. www.iwfatlanta.com