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IWF puts attendance at 23,000

Attendance at IWF 2012 in Atlanta checked in at more than 23,000, including approximately 15,000 registered attendees and 8,000 exhibitors, according to show management.

In an interview with Woodshop News, IWF president and CEO Patrick LaFramboise said the trade show’s preregistration was up 40 percent from 2010 and that momentum carried through the Aug. 22-25 show.

“We generally draw heaviest from the Southeast United States, but we were doing particularly well on the West Coast and Northeast this year. We were seeing very strong numbers out of California, New York and Michigan. We also had a nice international representation from Europe, South America, Asia and Canada. I think this year, 2012, there really is no other show in the industry that has the diversity of exhibitors we do.”

Show management is currently conducting a post-show survey to gather feedback from exhibitors and attendees.

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