ATLANTA — August 16, 2018 — Exposition Development Company Inc. (EDC) and Progressive Business Media (PBM) announced today that the third Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE) will take place July 17-18, 2019, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, N.C.
The decision to move HFMSE, which had its second edition July 18-19, 2018, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., was because of the high demand from exhibitors and attendees alike requesting the show be held in Hickory. With further discussions among industry leaders, the consensus is that moving to Hickory will allow for easier show access for the furniture manufacturing industry and significant growth in both exhibitor and attendee numbers.
“HFMSE has received an overwhelming amount of support from the industry since its inception and the move to Hickory will allow for more show growth opportunities, allowing us to provide this industry with the best possible show for all their manufacturing needs,” commented Lorie Gross, show director, HFMSE.
Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief, Furniture Today for Progressive Business Media also commented: “This event has demonstrated its relevance to the furniture industry as it looks toward automation as a solution to the challenge of finding skilled workers. We had a number of the industry’s largest manufacturers attend this year and express how grateful they were to find an event with equipment and service options that were so well aligned with their needs.”
Posted August 16, 2018
Source: Exposition Development Company, Inc.