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02 May 2016

Progressive Business Media and Exposition Development Company, Inc., Launch Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

Progressive Business Media and Exposition Development Company, Inc., Launch Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 2, 2016) Progressive Business Media (PBM) and Exposition Development Company, Inc. (EDC) have announced the launch of the Home Furnishings Manufacturing SolutionsExpo (HFMSE), a trade show showcasing solutions for home furnishings manufacturers. HFMSE will be the only trade show of its kind in the U.S. serving the $150 billion home furnishings industry. HFMSE will take place June 7-8, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. 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. “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.”

“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,” commented Stephanie Everett, COO & Partner, EDC. “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, CEO & Partner, EDC.

“I am looking forward to helping to build this opportunity for the industry. This is something I know will benefit an ever more complicated global supply chain for the home furnishings industry,” said Kevin Castellani of Progressive Business Media.

For more information on the event or how to become an exhibitor, please visit www.HFMSE.com


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