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IWF 2020 Cancelled

Published on : Friday, June 12, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, IWF 2020 has been cancelled. Another victim of the COVID-19 condition, another event cancelled in 2020. The conditions and circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it impossible to stage IWF 2020 without endangering the health and safety of all exhibitors, attendees and the Atlanta community at large.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives of people and businesses are difficult in the present scenario and owing to the inescapable reality that lies at the heart of the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.

This unavoidable action comes only after long, intense and exhaustive study and consideration by the IWF show management team working in constant collaboration with the IWF 2020 Management Committee, whose members represent the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America and the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.

The decision to cancel North America’s oldest and largest woodworking event could not and did not come easily. At the same time, the conditions and circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic—including accompanying travel restrictions and federal, state and local governmental regulations—have made it impossible to stage IWF 2020 without endangering the health and safety of all exhibitors, attendees and the Atlanta community at large.

“While no one can be happy with this outcome, we all can look toward the promise of a new, brighter future and all the opportunities IWF 2022 will bring. As we anticipate that future, always know that IWF will continue to move on course in this mission: For the entire woodworking community and across the industry landscape, IWF is where the woodworking business does business. That mission will never change.”

However, coping with new normal is inevitable and with a positive approach the team has planned to begin laying the groundwork for IWF 2022 from June 26.

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