Whether you’re in architectural woodworking, furniture manufacturing, or custom and general woodworking industries, International Woodworking Fair (IWF) 2024 is the place to be this August 2024.

About International Woodworking Fair 2024

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is North America’s premier event for the woodworking industry, set to occur from August 6–9, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center. It’s an extensive platform where professionals from the woodworking sector come together to explore advancements in technology, design, and manufacturing. The fair offers an opportunity to network, discover new products, and learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry.

  • Date: August 6-9, 2024
  • Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
  • City/State: Atlanta, GA
  • Sponsor: International Woodworking Fair, LLC

Who Attends IWF?

IWF Atlanta attracts a wide array of professionals from the woodworking industry, including cabinet makers, furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, and material suppliers. Attendees are typically interested in the latest technology, tools, and trends in woodworking, aiming to enhance their manufacturing processes, design capabilities, and overall business efficiency. For a detailed breakdown of the attendee demographics and their specific interests, you can refer to the IWF website for comprehensive insights.

How to Exhibit at IWF?

To exhibit at IWF Atlanta, the cost varies based on several factors, including whether you were an exhibitor at previous fairs, the amount of space you’re contracting, and your membership status with the Wood Industry Association (WIA). Costs range per square foot, with discounts available for large spaces and WIA members. There’s also a contract processing fee. The structure is designed to accommodate various exhibitor needs and sizes, encouraging a broad participation from the woodworking community. For the most detailed and updated information, it’s best to consult the official IWF website.

To apply for exhibit space at IWF 2024, interested parties should visit the IWF Atlanta official website. The application process is designed for businesses aiming to expand their reach within the woodworking industry by showcasing their products and innovations at this leading trade show. The site provides all necessary details and guidelines to complete the application process, ensuring a straightforward path for companies ready to take part in this significant event. For more detailed instructions and to submit your application, please refer to the IWF Atlanta website.

Why Exhibit at IWF 2024?

Exhibiting at IWF 2024 offers the unique opportunity to connect with a global audience from over 30 different sectors related to woodworking, including:

  • 3-D Imaging and Processing
  • Accessories, Gifts, Toys, Specialty Items
  • Advanced and Non-Wood Materials: Processing, Fabrication and Installation
  • Architects, Engineers, Designers, Interior Designers and Related Professionals
  • Architectural: Custom Manufacturing Design to Specs
  • Building/Remodeling: Products and Materials for Commercial or Residential Construction
  • Business and Institutional Furnishings
  • Cabinetry: Commercial and Institutional (Laboratory, Medical, Educational, Retail, Office, etc)
  • Cabinetry: Kitchen & Bath, Drawer and/or Cabinetry Doors
  • Closets and Organization Systems
  • Commercial Furniture: Non-Wood
  • Commercial Furniture: Upholstery
  • Composites Manufacturing or Fabrication
  • Countertop Fabrication and Materials
  • Coverings and Panels: Materials and Processing
  • Custom Woodworking: Residential (Libraries, Home Theaters, Built-ins, etc)
  • Distributor
  • Doors and Windows: Manufacturing and Design
  • Engineered Products, Non-Wood: Composites, Panels or Dimensions
  • Engineered Products, Wood: Composites, Panels or Dimensions
  • Flooring
  • Forest Products, Harvesting, Wood Processing
  • Home Furnishings: Non-Wood
  • Home Furnishings: Upholstery
  • Home Furnishings: Wood
  • Machinery, Tooling, Hardware, Metals
  • Outdoor Living, Design, Decking, Hardscaping
  • Plastics Fabrication: Sheets, Rods, Shapes, Tubes
  • Renewable Energy Co-Generation, Biomass, Alternative Energy Resources
  • Retail Store Fixtures and Partitions
  • Software and Educational Materials
  • Stock Millwork and Moulding
  • Veneers, Plywood, Panels

Education Sessions

The education sessions at IWF Atlanta offer in-depth insights and training across various aspects of the woodworking industry, including manufacturing techniques, business management, and technological advancements. These sessions are designed to provide valuable knowledge to enhance the skills and efficiency of industry professionals. For detailed information on the sessions, including topics, speakers, and schedules, please visit the IWF Atlanta education conference page.

Preparing to Exhibit at IWF 2024

Preparing to exhibit at IWF 2024 involves a strategic approach to maximize your presence and impact. The Exhibitor Resources section on the IWF Atlanta website provides essential information, including marketing tools, logistical details, and setup guidelines, designed to help exhibitors effectively plan and execute their participation. This resource is invaluable for both new and returning exhibitors aiming for a successful show experience. For detailed guidance and resources, visit Exhibitor Resources at IWF 2024.


Tips for Exhibiting at IWF 2024

Engage on Social Media

Use social media outlets to share your trade show exhibit information, drum up anticipation for your giveaways or product launches and share behind-the-scenes tidbits like your team packing for the event or show meetings. Be sure to use the show’s hashtags or other relevant tagging to get your posts into the online conversation.

Draw the Crowd

Use an interactive display, such as a game, contest or raffle to draw people’s interest to your booth. Giving away prizes through raffles or contests is a great way to collect information about visitors and encourage more traffic to your booth.

Bring Promotional Materials

Make sure you devote enough of your budget to an array of promotional materials. You should have order forms, business cards, price sheets, brochures, flyers and more that you can hand out to visitors to ensure you stay in their minds.

Keep Staff at Your Booth

At a show, you’ll want to attend networking events and educational seminars, so it’s important to make sure that your booth is never empty. When you’re preparing for the show, ensure you have enough team members attending the show to man the booth the entire time the show is open and greet visitors to engage them with your business.

Follow up With Attendees

Following up with your leads is almost as important as planning for the show itself. Take notes during the event to be sure you remember everyone in all the chaos, and take the time to note any opportunities for a smoother event experience in the future.

Planning on Exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair 2024?

With so many woodworking professionals and vendors, there’s no better place to network in the woodworking industry than at IWF 2024. This event not only provides endless opportunities for networking and business relationships, but it also features some of the top educational sessions in the field.

If you’re planning to attend, be sure you make the most of your experience and investment with a stunning booth design that showcases your brand. At Xibit Solutions, we specialize in creating a professional booth experience from start to finish, including show displays and logistics, to ensure you make a lasting impression. No matter your budget or needs, we’ll help you make your mark on the IWF 2024 with customized planning and designs.

Contact Xibit Solutions today to learn more about our trade show booth design services and see what we can do to make the IWF 2024 a success.