Woodworking industry leaders will meet to explore high-impact topics and industry-wide interests at the 2009 Woodworking Industry Conference, scheduled for April 29-May 2 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
The theme, “Team Networking, Partnerships and Camaraderie,” explains the event's focus on helping attendees develop the key business relationships and in-depth knowledge necessary to help achieve better business results. The annual WIC is considered the foremost event for the U.S. woodworking industry, providing educational opportunities and insider strategies.
New in 2009 is a redesigned Public Policy and Economic Outlook Forum. Noted experts will offer views of the underlying issues affecting the political front as well as an industry-focused economic outlook. Other innovations for 2009 include Industry Roundtables and a Panel of Change. These will allow lively participation in moderator-driven discussions. WIC 2009 will also feature a revamped Manufacturers Forum, Distributors Forum and two End-User Forums, enhanced in their second year because of popular demand for expanded participation.
WIC also offers the popular Contact Table Program, offering manufacturers, distributors, importers and customers the opportunity to meet face to face.
WIC is sponsored by the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association, and the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America. In 2009, members of the Wood Component Manufacturers Association will again participate.