The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association® (WMIA®) and the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America® (WMMA®) represent different segments of the industry and were established a number of years apart, WMIA® in 1977 and WMMA® in 1899. But for the last 30 years the associations have been working together as well as individually for the industry. . . your industry! That’s right, they have been “Connecting the Industry for over 30 Years”! A number of years ago, they came together to form the Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) – the “One Industry Conference” conference that you cannot afford to miss!
Attending this “One Conference” will give you a wealth of knowledge, practical information and valuable contacts for your company: an unmatched value for your business. Reasons why industry professionals attend WIC year after year:
The Woodworking Industry Conference offers the industry’s only Contact Table Program. This four hour “Speed dating” program is a unique, cost- efficient opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, importers, end-users and educators to schedule one-on-one succinct business meetings.
The Contact Table structure is more focused than the hectic atmosphere of trade shows and more cost-effective than traveling coast to coast. Participating in the Contact Table Program will substantially reduce your business/sales meeting costs and maximize the return on your WIC investment. Do not forget to reserve your contact table when you register for WIC.
How WIC Contact Tables Work for You
On April 1, 2015, the list of people registered for WIC, as well as those companies hosting Contact Tables, will be posted on each association’s website www.wmma.org, www.wmia.org, www.awfs.org, www.nbmda.org. Find out which woodworking companies are participating. Whether you are planning to host a table or just make the rounds, use this information to contact those industry colleagues you wish to meet with and schedule your appointments in advance.
Each session is scheduled for 20 minutes. You can book double or triple time slots in advance if both parties agree. If you would like further information on how this program can benefit your company, contact any of the sponsoring associations.
About the WMIA:
The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association is a trade association representing importers and distributors of woodworking machinery and ancillary equipment in North America. Founded in 1977, WMIA is the recognized voice of importers and distributors and a vital communications link between suppliers and the many manufacturers of wood products in North America.
About the WMMA:
For over 100 years, the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America has worked to increase the productivity and profitability of U.S. woodworking machinery and woodworking tools manufacturers and the businesses that support them. Over that time, WMMA® has dedicated itself to the advancement of the U.S. woodworking industry and wood industry, with wood education training, wood industry research, support of woodworking shows, and diverse member programs and services.