Laurel Didier, Publisher
Our industry has a thirst for education and realizes now, when times
are good, it is the best time to invest in new technologies, hiring processes, new materials to name a few. Professionals are thinking about
the future and what do they need to ensure continued success.
I’ve attended two powerful industry events in the last month,
Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo in Pasadena, California,
and the Woodworking Industry Conference in Cancun, Mexico.
Both events produced packed conference rooms with attendees
anxious to learn new techniques about closet design, pricing, the
high-end market, how to hire and retain good employees, how to
communicate with Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials. Each
session ended with long Q&A periods that had to be taken outside
in order to continue on schedule with additional programs.
That’s why I’m excited to moderate along with my colleague,
Michaelle Bradford, the Closets Symposium at IWF on August
23. We have an amazing lineup of great topics and speakers. We’ll
be presenting a quick look at the demographics of our industry
from a brand new research study as well as many other key topics.
Your attendance at the symposium guarantees you will have many
networking opportunities during breaks and lunch. Also, you will
receive a pass for all four days to walk the show floor of the largest
woodworking event in North America, IWF! Please look on page
42 for more information.
Please give me a call if you need more information. I hope to see
A Quest for Knowledge
“When times are good, it
is the best time to invest in
new technologies, hiring
processes, new materials...”