Greetings Colleagues,

The AWFS®Fair will be upon us in 30 days, Wow! If you haven’t done so, now is the time to book flights, hotels and get registered. All the key indicators show everything is trending in a very positive direction. Currently the AWFS®Fair has had a 42% increase in exhibitors with over 160 first-time exhibitors. Exhibit space is already 95% sold! If you’re an exhibitor, invite your customers with the complimentary Invite-a-Customer program. For those of you who couldn’t join us in 2021, you’ll get to experience the new West Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The AWFS®Fair has something to offer to all our attendees. We are excited about the features happening throughout the four days.

  • Check out all the new technology and innovative products being entered in the showcase for the Visionary Awards.  Our third-party judges are ready to select this year’s winners.
  • Make sure to register for your College of Woodworking Knowledge sessions that can help you improve your business.  The AWFS®Fair has a vast selection of sessions with speakers that will set you apart. (CWWK 2023 Agenda | AWFS Fair)
  • Stop by the registration desk to pick up your stamp card and participate in the 2023 Tool Tour. Visit all the handheld power tool booths and get your card stamped to get your Tool Tour T-Shirt!
  • Another must see is the Fresh Wood Booth #2556 featuring furniture constructed and designed by students in our industry.  Our judges are ready for a competitive group to determine the 2023 finalists.

I want to thank all our Board members and Staff for working hard to make sure the 2023 AWFS®Fair will be a success. We continue to make improvements and grow our exhibition. I can’t say enough about their dedication and hard work for the Association.

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas! You won’t want to miss it….

Rob Howell, President of AWFS®