With eight weeks to go until its 2016 Wood Flooring Expo, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced the tradeshow floor has sold out, with 485 booths registered to 273 companies. The show will be held April 27-30 in Charlotte, NC.
“We really value early indicators, such as this, to let us know we are on track. The industry has come together, especially in recent years, and set an increasingly high bar for Expo. We aim to exceed it,” said Michael Martin, NWFA President & CEO. “During the past four years, we have enjoyed significant growth thanks to the support of our many sponsors, including this year’s checkered flag sponsors, 3M and Floor Pro Fastening. With their continued support and the continued confidence of our members, the NWFA is poised for another successful year.”
The show has been recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the top 50 fastest growing shows for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Each of those years, the show grew an average of 25%.
In addition to a sold out show floor, registrations and hotel reservations have increased compared to the 2015 Expo in St. Louis.
Expo’s “Floor It” theme will include NASCAR-oriented networking events at the Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum. It also will introduce long-term opportunities for NWFA and its members to pursue professional growth.
To learn more about the education, networking and “Floor It” opportunities planned to make the 2016 Expo a fifth consecutive year of growth and success, and to register to attend, go to the Expo website at www.nwfaexpo.org.
The NWFA is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 3,000 member companies worldwide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. Members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or online at www.nwfa.org.