What to See @ IWF
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 Finalists were on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show
The Winners of the 2018 IWF Challengers Distinguished Acheivement Award® can be seen here and you can learn more about the IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® and see the all of the 2018 Entrants 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 the lobby of Building C 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.
Learn more about Design Emphasis and view the pieces from the 2018 Design Emphasis Finalists and Winners here.
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 2018. The New Product Showcase is located in the Main Lobbies of both Building B and Building C.
IWF will be offering 2 pavilions that are industry and technology specific to help centrally locate certain points of interest. These pavilions will be located in the Building C Exhibit Hall.
- Cabinetry, Closets & Storage
- Decorative Surfaces
- Digital Print
IWF Education Conference
IWF is where industry professionals find the educational opportunities that allow them to help their companies improve products, work more efficiently, expand to new markets and ultimately become more profitable.
The IWF Education Conference offers a broad spectrum of industry related topics throughout the duration of IWF. IWF 2018 will host several All-Day Symposiums focused on a variety of industry related topics which will take place on Tuesday, August 21st which is the day before the show officially opens. There will also be a wide variety of Education Sessions offered Wednesday through Friday of the show.
Learn more about IWF 2018 Education Conference.