Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo Set to Launch June 2017 in Atlanta
Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) and Progressive Business Media (PBM) have teamed up for the launch of the Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE), a trade show showcasing solutions for home furnishings manufacturers.
HFMSE, on tap June 7-8, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, will be the only trade show of its kind in the U.S. serving the $150 billion home furnishings industry, according to show organizers.
The Expo will provide attendees with innovative and timely solutions for their home furnishings business including manufacturing equipment and innovative machinery, warehousing, technology, financial and logistics services.
“Domestic on-shoring of furniture manufacturing has become a real growth opportunity for many manufacturers due to several factors including increased costs for overseas labor, logistics and transportation, as well as the need to shorten lead times in an increasingly customized manufacturing process,” said Matthew Slaine, CEO, Progressive Business Media.
He added, “Technology has allowed equipment to create efficiencies that make building and assembling furniture domestically, faster, better and less expensive. Recent research shows consumers will pay as much as 32% more for a custom sofa and 88% want it delivered in less than four weeks.”
Stephanie Everett, COO & Partner of ExpoDevCo, said, “We are very excited to partner with Progressive Business Media to develop a leading show serving the home furnishings manufacturing supply chain. By combining our trade show expertise with PBM’s market leading brands and industry knowledge, we look forward to being able to deliver an invaluable business platform to both buyers and sellers.
“EDC’s team also has significant experience in various manufacturing and textile industries that will only add to the value of the launch and development of HFMSE,” added David Audrain, ExpoDevCo’s CEO and partner.
In addition to the exhibitors and demonstrations, HFMSE will feature an education component, sponsored by the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).
“We are looking forward to providing the education part of the show,” said Andy Counts, CEO of the AHFA, noting that the group is now exploring subjects that will be timely and meaningful to attendees.
He added, “It is a natural fit to have AHFA members and Solution Partners Group members exhibiting. We also want to provide education on the regulatory environment and provide some solutions in that area.”
ExpoDevCo is based in Atlanta and runs shows such as the Atlanta Foodservice Expo and Expo Produccion, which they just partnered with E.J. Krause on in Mexico.
PBM runs leading trade magazines, including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today and Gifts and Decorative Accessories, as well as a suite of events.