August 25 – 28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

What to See @ IWF
The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® Finalist Gallery

TheIWF 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 Finalistswere 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 theIWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®and see the all of the 2018Entrantshere.



 TheDesign Emphasis Showcaseat 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 Emphasisand view the pieces from the2018 Design Emphasis Finalists and Winnershere.


The New Product Showcase


 TheNew Product Showcaseis 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 the Main Lobbies of both Building B and Building C.

 Learn more about the
New Product Showcaseand checkout theentries from 2018.



IWF Pavilions
  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
         - Countertops
                                                                         - Flooring 
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 aboutIWF 2018 Education Conference.