AWFS 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 17 - 20, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. AWFS is known as the industry’s innovation marketplace, and the “go to” event for thousands of woodworking manufacturing professionals who need cutting-edge solutions to make their operations more competitive and more profitable.

The Woodworking Network team has assembled a group of industry experts with real world experience in four areas:  Finishing, Closets, CNC Technology and Leadership on Tuesday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - the day prior to the Expo opening.   

Finishing Symposium
Moderated by FDMC’s veteran editor, Karl Forth, the full-day finishing symposium will look at a variety of new and emerging finishing technologies and best practices. Finishing system organization, performance measurement and problem solving are addressed.  The Finishing Symposium is sponsored by Milesi, Superfici, and Burkle.

CNC Technology Symposium
Moderated by FDMC’s renowned editor, Will Sampson, The CNC Technology Symposium features presentations designed to appeal to all levels of users and sizes of operations, and there will be ample opportunity for questions and answers to make sure you get the information you need.  Co-sponsored by RSA and Castaly.

Closets Symposium
Moderated by Closets & Organized Storage magazine’s popular editor, Michaelle Bradford, the Closets Symposium is a must-attend event for closet and garage businesses, closet designers, and builders and remodelers. Learn latest design trends, sales and marketing techniques.

Woodworking Network Under 40 Leadership Conference
Inspired by Woodworking Network’s 40 Under 40 program, the Under 40 Leadership Conference is aimed at current and future woodworking industry leaders and any executive who wants to get up to speed with the latest in technology, management and marketing in today’s fast changing business environment.  Sponsored by Hexagon and Timber Products.  Moderated by Harry Urban, publisher of Woodworking Network.

Woodworking Network's full day of education is followed by the Woodworking Network Leadership Reception at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., which introduces the Woodworking Network 40 under 40 Class of 2019.  All July 16 program registrations include education sessions, lunch and Woodworking Network Leadership Reception.  The 40 Under 40 Leadership Reception is sponsored by Timber Products and Hexagon.



Woodworking Network Symposia Sponsors
Under 40 Leadership Finishing CNC Technology



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