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June 7-8, 2017

Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia USA

Educational Program

Developed in conjunction with the American Home Furnishing Alliance, Franklin Furniture Institute, and the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc., the two-day educational program is included with your exhibit hall badge.  

Please check back often as the program details continue to develop.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
  1. A313
    Global supply chains, e-commence, product websites; how do you protect your designs in the global marketplace.
  2. A313
    Regulatory agencies in DC and beyond remain active in the development of rules and standards that impact the home furnishings industry.  Learn the specifics that impact your company.
  3. A313
    The 2016 election included promises to renew manufacturing in America.  What steps are being taken and how can you position your company to take advantage of new opportunities.
  4. A313
    Performance fabrics are becoming a staple both inside and outside the home.  Are the chemicals utilized to achieve these performance qualities a potential danger to human health or the environment?  H ...
  5. A313
    An aging workforce provides a huge opportunity for young adults to enter a fantastic industry and for companies to address critical labor needs.  How does this new workforce differ in its approach to ...
Thursday, June 08, 2017
  1. A313
    The growth of the upholstered furniture industry and an aging workforce has created a need for employees that possess the skills to manage and supervise the manufacturing process.  Get an introduction ...
  2. A313
    Training costs money and time that most companies do not have to spare.  Community colleges in key furniture regions are addressing the need for skilled workers by creating ideal candidates with furni ...
  3. A313
    This seminar will discuss the sustainability of the Appalachian Hardwood Forest that extends from northern Georgia to western New York. It is made up of 65 million acres of forestland in portions of 1 ...
  4. A313
    The Appalachian Hardwood Forest produces dozens of tree species that are harvested and utilized for wood products each day and offer specifiers, manufacturers and end-users around the world a great va ...

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