AWFS Fair Reports Attendance Figures

AWFS Fair Reports Attendance Figures

Anaheim, CA. The American Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair, held here early last month, drew 26,188 people, including 17,723 attendees and nearly 8,500 exhibitors with exhibiting companies exceeding the 2001 show levels, according to AWFS executive director Dale Silverman.

"We had a 7% increase in our largest market sector, cabinet manufacturers, and they came ready to buy," stated Joan Kemp, chair of the 2003 AWFS Fair.

The event was held at the 375,000-sq.-ft. Anaheim Convention Center, and, in addition to product displays, offered educational seminars, networking opportunities and product demonstrations.

Some of the highlights of the fair included a new product and safety showcase, a student design contest as well as workshops, seminars and SMART demonstrations.

The 2005 AWFS Fair will take place Thurs. through Sun., Aug. 4-7, 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information, contact AWFS show management at 800-946-AWFS (2937) or e-mail at