Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

July 17-18, 2019

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Educational Program

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Educational Program

Developed by top leaders in the industry discussing regulatory environmental policy, the latest innovation, and more. 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, July 18, 2018
  1. Educational Pavilion
    Does the leather you have selected for your new collection look and feel wonderful at the design show?  Does it look even better after your crafts people work their magic translating a cocktail napkin ...
  2. Educational Pavilion
    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. Regulatory agenci ...
  3. Educational Pavilion
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
  1. Educational Pavilion
    There is such a bright future for any home-related durables because of demographics (the Millennials), technology (more people working, shopping and entertaining at home) and the increasing demand for ...
  2. Educational Pavilion
    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. Educational Pavilion
    Communities struggle every day ensuring that individuals have the skills, education, and talent to be successfully employed. Likewise, recruitment of talent by businesses is a puzzle – there are many ...

 

  • "I thought it was very beneficial for us to attend the show. Overall for the first year I thought it was a success."
    Charles Piekenbrock
    Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
  • “We actually saw some things that excited us very much in the auto cutting exhibits. Saw a 3D Cad program that was very impressive and now we are actually looking at making a purchase in that area.”
    Jackson Furniture Industries
  • “We’ve seen some new people we hadn’t seen before, we’d come back, and it may make sense to bring some folks from the textiles and manufacturing side of our business as well.”
    La-Z-Boy
  • “We wanted to come and talk to the people we do business with here as well as see if there are other people we should be doing business with. This is a positive market and one that’s needed since the others like it have gone away.”
    Woodhaven Furniture, Division of Aaron’s
  • “Glad to see this show.”
    Rowe Furniture