Woodworking Show Returns With Successful Second Edition


Abbotsford, BC – Building directly on the success of the inaugural edition of Canada Woodworking West (October 2015), the show’s second edition was a strong follow-up, cementing the fact that Western Canadian secondary woodworkers are eager to support this industry event.

The show took place Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th at TRADEX, and was a hit right out of the gate, with registration numbers in advance of the show significantly up over 2015 numbers.

“It was great to see visitors lined up to get into the show on the first morning,” said Show Manager Mike Neeb. “We’ve had great feedback from exhibitors saying they were happy with both the quantity and quality of visitors at this year’s event.”

The 2017 edition of the show grew to include more exhibitors and also saw significant growth in attendance, which increased nearly 31% over the previous show. A qualified audience of 1,887 cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millworkers and custom wood product manufacturers was in attendance.

Exhibitors were pleased with the crowds and indicated that the people they wanted to connect with were at the show:

  • KMS Tools – “really pleased with the opening morning crowd”
  • Sames Kremlin – “great prospects right from the start”
  • Craftsman Specialty Products – “the right audience for us”

The show also featured a diverse seminar series, with sessions by the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, the Wood Manufacturing Council, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, and FPInnovations. Seminars took place on both days of the show and were free of charge to show visitors.

Next up is Canada Woodworking East, returning for its third edition in October 2018. This biennial woodworking show is the only bilingual show for the cabinet and furniture industry, and new for 2018, it will be relocating from Montreal to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec! Booth space is on sale now; visit www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca for complete details.

Canada Woodworking West will return in the fall of 2019. Stay tuned to the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the show website, www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca for updates.

Media Inquiries:

Mike Neeb, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Email: mneeb@mpltd.ca
Direct: 226-748-8772
Toll Free: 1-888-454-7469

Kate Stilwell, Marketing & Operations Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Email: kstilwell@mpltd.ca
Toll Free: 1-888-454-7469