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IWF 2004:

The key to success isn't knowing all the answers...
it's knowing where to find them

All in one place - All at one show

IWF 2004 Dates and Show Hours

Thursday, August 26, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Friday, August 27, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, August 28, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, August 29, 2004: 8:00am to 3:00pm

The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair - USA® is one of the world's largest trade shows for the furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, custom and general woodworking industries - and it's more than just woodworking. IWF also meets the needs of the engineered wood product, composite, wood substitute, display and store fixture, plastic fabricating, flooring, surfacing and laminating, and upholstery industries.

IWF 2002 brought together 24,598 verified buyers (with a total attendance of 42,755) to see 1,333 exhibiting companies in 834,272 square feet of exhibition space. Of those buyers, 50.4% were owners, CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, or General Managers and 92% indicated that they influence buying decisions. Additionally, 88% came with specific buying plans, 95% of these buyers indicated that IWF is extremely important, very important or important in deciding what machinery, supplies or services to buy and 87% said there is no other show that better meets their needs. IWF is a "must attend" event for 85% of these buyers. (From an independent survey conducted during August and September 2002 by Exhibit Surveys, Inc.)

IWF 2004 will again attract buying teams from companies of all sizes, who come from more than 80 countries to see the latest technology in machinery, supplies and services available to the marketplace. The largest trade show of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, IWF also includes the well-known Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards®, a New Product Showcase, a Technical Conference Program, Design Emphasis 2004 student furniture design awards.

Why Attend IWF 2004?


The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair-USA® is one of the world's largest trade shows for the furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodwork, moulding and millwork, custom and general woodworking industries - and it's more than just woodworking. IWF also meets the needs of the engineered wood product, wood composite and substitute, display and store fixture, plastic fabricating, flooring, surfacing and laminating, and upholstery industries. All in one place, All at one show.

At IWF you'll see...
 

  • CNC Machinery
  •  Panel Processing Equipment and Machinery
  • Computer Hardware and Software Systems
  • Solid Wood Processing Machinery
  • Hardware and Fasteners
  • Tooling and Machine Parts
  • Hand Power Tools/Light Stationary Machinery
  • Robotic Equipment
  • Laminates and Veneers
  • Sanding / Finishing Materials and Machinery
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Raw Materials
  • Adhesives
  • Upholstery Machinery and Supplies
  • Safety and Recycling Equipment
  • Components and Parts
  • Grinding Equipment
  • Maintenance Supplies and Equipment



You can also...

  • observe live, how-to demonstrations of machinery, supplies and services - see exactly how these machines and systems operate.
  • see introductions of the newest machinery and supplies available from around the world.
  • discover thousands of products for improving your business: from abrasives, adhesives, cabinet hardware, and tooling, to upholstery supplies, CNC machinery, domestic and exotic woods, raw materials, veneers, laminates and more.
  • meet directly with the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of the products, parts and services you need.
  • compare machinery, tooling, supplies and materials before you purchase.
  • bring new manufacturing techniques, resources, supplies, innovative solutions and services back home with you and apply them immediately to improve your business.
  • attend how-to technical seminars
  • bring home information-packed literature and an Official IWF Directory (a $25 value) to help you make important buying decisions after the show.


    For more information about the International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair-USAÆ, go online to www.iwf2004.com, email info@iwfatlanta.com or call 770-246-0608.


Frequently Asked Questions About IWF

How do I register for IWF 2004?

Registration opens early 2004

What are the show hours?

Thursday, August 26, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 27, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 28, 2004: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 29, 2004: 8:00am to 3:00p
 

Will there be parking at IWF?

There will be limited parking at IWF.  Due to limited parking, it's best to ride the IWF shuttle bus, take MARTA, or walk if possible.

Where do I pick up my Badge Holder if I have pre-registered?

If you register early (before July 2004), your badge will be mailed to you.  Pick up your Badge Holder at the IWF Registration area.

What is the hotel shuttle bus schedule?

The schedule will be posted in the lobby of each hotel served by an IWF Shuttle Bus.  If your hotel is served by an IWF Shuttle Bus, you can catch the shuttle bus from your hotel to IWF each morning of the fair.  Each afternoon shuttle buses will depart from the Shuttle Bus Pick-Up area in front of the Georgia World Congress Center and return to participating hotels.  

Can children attend IWF?

No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the Exhibit Floor for safety and insurance reasons.  No exceptions will be made.

Does IWF provide child care?

No. Children are not allowed at IWF and no exceptions will be made.  Check with your hotel for suggestions on how best to arrange suitable child care while attending IWF.    

Is IWF open to the public?

No. IWF is open only to industry trade, professionals, and serious woodworking enthusiasts.

How much time should I allow to cover IWF? How can I prepare or pre-plan my visit to IWF?

IWF is an extensive trade show.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.  Since IWF takes place over four days, pre-planning is essential for effective coverage.  To pre-plan, follow these tips: A few weeks before the show, read trade publications or visit IWF's web site for up-to-date lists of exhibitors and their booth locations.  Use this information to determine your objectives for attending the show.  Establish three priorities: (1) exhibitors you absolutely must see; (2) secondary exhibitors that you would like to see; (3) exhibitors with new ideas and new technology.  Be sure to leave some time in your schedule for exploring.  Then, using the Pocket Guide or Official Fair Directory you will receive at registration, locate the exhibitors on your list to establish an efficient route of all your "must see" booths.  For the best results: plan your visit, then follow your plan.

Is IWF segmented by products?

IWF is divided into two areas: Machinery-related manufacturers (located in Building B, Halls B-2, B-3, B-4, and B-5 and Building C) and supply/material/services companies (located in Building A and in Building B, Hall B-2).

Is there more than one entrance?

Yes, with the addition of a new building, the Georgia World Congress Center has two main entrances and IWF Shuttle Bus will stop at both. A beautiful new Northside Drive is located in building C, very convenient to nearby parking areas in the blue and yellow lots.  The Andrew Young Int. Blvd. Entrance, located between building A & B, is convenient for pedestrian traffic from downtown, MARTA rides, and the red parking lot.  Registration areas will be located at both entrances.

Are there any international machinery and supply manufacturers represented at IWF?

Yes.  IWF has the most comprehensive display of both American-made and international machinery and supplies for the industry. 

Is there food service at IWF?

Yes.  The Georgia World Congress Center will offer a choice of fast-food concessions, buffet-style restaurants, and full-service restaurants. 

Where can I exchange foreign currency while at IWF?

Most of the major downtown hotels and banks have currency exchange.

Will there be interpreters?  What Languages?  Where will they be located?

There will be an International Business Center at IWF 2004.  Interpreters will be available for short-term consultation and assistance, providing translation services in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. 


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