Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year.....

Today marks the start of the AWFS show, held right here in Las Vegas. For anyone who works with wood, or in the furniture / furnishing industry, it's the big event to attend. Held every other year, this conference offer classes to attend, seminars on trends to watch, and miles of aisles of vendors - selling everything under the sun - wood related. 

Thursday at noon, I'll be moderating a "Women in Woodworking" discussion, held in the AWFS Theater. Here's some info:

Women in Woodworking
Thursday, July 25 at 12:00pm | Location: AWFS® Theatre sponsors a panel discussion and “speed networking” to talk about the challenges and advantages women hold within the wood products industries. Come find your peers or potential mentors among women involved in the furnishings, cabinetry, case goods and wood industries suppliers businesses.

It's not all hard work, though... you can attend the Belt Sander races, or visit the SmartShop.


The smartSHOP is a fully operational cabinet shop on the exhibit floor that will showcase “Simplicity in Automation for the Small Shop.” If you’ve ever been intimidated by the vast field of woodworking machinery visible on a trade show floor, the smartSHOP brings automation down to scale for the modest size shops. This is a great opportunity for you to see how it takes less time to do more, and do it with ease and sophistication.

I'll be blogging from the hall, hopefully capturing some of the cooler new items that are introduced at the show. It's going to be a fun, busy week here - wish you could join the festivities - but you'll have a front row seat through this blog.... stay tuned!

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