I always like to start the year with a calendar post with a listing of some of the major industry events. Since next week is Surfaces and Domotex Hannover is just finishing, I’d better hurry with the post!
- Surfaces runs Jan 22-25 in Vegas: https://www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/home.html
- Domotex is taking their show everywhere! We have three big events (plus smaller ones in other markets too):
- The IWPA will meet April 2-5 in Tucson, AR. Watch for updates and make your reservations here: https://www.iwpawood.org/page/WOW2019. The IWPA will also be conducting several Due Care Training classes, dates/locations to be announced soon.
- The NWFA is off to Fort Worth this May 1-3, 2019. Bookmark https://www.nwfaexpo.org/NWFA2019/ for another shot at the “Hugged it First” shirt!
- The good wood folks at the NHLA are heading to one of my favorite conventions cities, New Orleans October 2-4. Watch https://nhla.com/networking/convention/ for news.
For green building, we have:
- The Green Building Initiative is hosting a summit on May 15th in Atlanta: https://www.thegbi.org/GreenGlobesUserSummit
- June 6-8th, we have the AIA’s Architecture Expo, in Vegas: https://conferenceonarchitecture.com/
- Atlanta is doing well, this year. They are also hosting Green Build Nov. 20-22: https://www.greenbuildexpo.com/en/home.html
- And GreenBiz is doing a couple of conventions, not specific to wood/building, but to the sustainability mindset of businesses: https://www.greenbiz.com/events
There are many small regional conferences and meetings as well throughout the year. What are your favorites? What else should get posted?
Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.