Atlanta, GA—The International Woodworking Fair issued the IWF 2022 Preview Guide. The 121-page digital publication expands upon the preliminary guide issue in April, as more exhibitors book space and add product descriptions for their booths.
The updated IWF 2022 Preview Guide also describes how the show has been reconfigured for attendees, and highlights new exhibitors and education programs.
The Preview Guide outlines key information on registration, travel, hotel accommodations, and local entertainment for the Atlanta show, running at the Georgia World Congress Center from Tuesday August 23 through Friday August 26. Special features are highlighted such as the IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award and the Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition.
What’s New for IWF 2022 is detailed on page 35 to showcase how the Trade Show and Education Conference have been reconfigured since the last IWF, including:
• New registration locations in Building A on the show floor and in the Building C Entrance lobby
• New digital exhibitor/product sourcing and locational tools for attendees
• New all-show networking event for exhibitors and attendees
• New Tuesday—Friday show days pattern
• New hours—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday
All exhibit halls—A, B, C—at the Georgia World Congress Center will be occupied by IWF 2022, including the newly constructed BC Connector Exhibit Hall.
IWF is designed to help attendees find ways to harness the power of new technologies to increase production efficiencies, new products to drive sales, and new connections to tap emerging markets. Exhibitors are listed in the Preview Guide under 540-plus product categories covering technology and material.
Eighty-two companies indicate they will have a new product at IWF. Some of these are among the 86 Challengers Award entries—competition rules specify entries must be new to IWF. In addition, 140 first time exhibitors will be at IWF—15 percent of the total. To meet exhibitors new to IWF 2022, go here.
In the listings by exhibitor category, the IWF 2022 Preview Guide provides a snapshot of the woodworking industry for both today and the years ahead, with significant shifts evident. As might be expected, the exhibitor listings covering saws stretches across three pages, with three categories of Cutoff Saws, plus Miter, Gang Rip, Sliding Table, Portable, plus CNC Panel Saws, and Horizontal, Vertical, and Beam Panel Saws.
Listings under key technology categories have grown, including CNC Controlled Equipment, 3D Computer Software. There are an impressive 23 firms listed under Custom Designed Machinery. Among the largest categories are Door Manufacturing Equipment, Flooring Manufacturing Equipment, and Material Handling Equipment.
In the materials arena, the Preview Guide lists everything from Edgebanding Materials—under Panel Products—to numerous firms in categories like Coatings, Fasteners, Hardware, Wood Components, and Laminate Panels.
It’s important to register now and immediately choose among the popular IWF Education Conference, which includes 5 full-day Symposiums to be held Monday, August 22, the day prior to the show floor opening, and 50 other sessions including general and Exhibitor EDU session to held Tuesday – Thursday, August 23 – 25 during IWF 2022.
With more than 885 exhibitors already booked and dozens more to come, IWF 2022 is on track to deliver more of everything: More new technology, more ways to open new markets, more business solutions, and more opportunities to grow. Exactly what you should expect from North America’s largest, most comprehensive woodworking technology and design trade show and conference.