August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA



The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® Finalist Gallery

The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® has become known throughout the world for recognizing outstanding companies who have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the industry. 

A panel of 10 distinguished judges, whom are all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry reviewed and analyzed each entry. The finalists performed live demonstrations for the panel of judges, who then made their final decisions on the most innovative product development.  The Finalist were on display in the The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show and can also be seen here.


Design Emphasis Student Furniture Design Competition Gallery

The Design Emphasis Showcase at IWF is a "must see" at the International Woodworking Fair. This gallery was located in Building A and displayed furniture pieces designed and built by students from colleges and universities throughout the United States. Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as the foremost furniture design competition for students and offers design students a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent and originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. It also provides a unique chance to experience an international industry trade show, make important career contacts and exchange ideas with other students from around the nation.


The New Product Showcase


The New Product Showcase is a special area where attendees of IWF are able to stop and preview the latest developments in products and product lines in machinery, supplies, services, and upholstery that have been introduced since IWF 2016.  The New Product Showcase is located in Building B on the Exhibit Hall Level and the entries from 2016 can be seen here.


IWF Pavilions
IWF will be offering 4 industry specific pavilions located in the Building B Exhibit Hall. 


  • Cabinetry, Closets & Storage
  • Countertops 
  • Wood Flooring
  • Digital Print