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    Charlotte Woodworking show

    Looks like Charlotte has been omitted from the 2013 Woodworking Show schedule although March 8 is apparently yet to be scheduled. Does anyone know for sure if Charlotte has been eliminated?

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    Neither Charlotte, nor Fredricksburg are currently included in this year's schedule. Fredricksburg replaced Chantlly a couple years back. Chantilly was one of the bigger shows on the cricuit. The Atlanta show (Gwinnett) is too far from airport to do a fly in and out, without having to rent a car, so I guess it's no show for me this year. .

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    I was told last year that it was probably the last of the Charlotte shows based on vendor support and lack of spectators. Sad really.
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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    Quote Originally Posted by TDeal View Post
    Looks like Charlotte has been omitted from the 2013 Woodworking Show schedule although March 8 is apparently yet to be scheduled. Does anyone know for sure if Charlotte has been eliminated?
    I sent an e-mail to "The Woodworking Show" and I was told that Charlotte would not have a woodworking show in 2013. I was also told they plan on coming back to Charlotte during the winter of 2014.
    I like to start slow and then taper off. It actually saves me from a lot of mistakes, it generally keeps me save and I enjoy my hobby a lot more.

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCSmith View Post
    I sent an e-mail to "The Woodworking Show" and I was told that Charlotte would not have a woodworking show in 2013. I was also told they plan on coming back to Charlotte during the winter of 2014.
    i do hope they come back in 2014 but i would assume that is a face saving comment for them or they really do not understand how trade shows work... you cannot drop and un drop a city hope for good attendence.. i am really shorry it has not worked out in 2013 they could have had a new venue with free parking for a great deal

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    That sucks I was hoping for the show too
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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    [QUOTE=tryingtokeepmyfingers;432284] they really do not understand how trade shows work... you cannot drop and un drop a city hope for good attendence.QUOTE] They have done this to Charlotte before. One year, the Atlanta show was three weeks before Charlotte and they did a show in Columbia SC two weeks before Charlotte. Attendance was nothing.

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    [QUOTE=junquecol;432338]
    Quote Originally Posted by tryingtokeepmyfingers View Post
    they really do not understand how trade shows work... you cannot drop and un drop a city hope for good attendence.QUOTE] They have done this to Charlotte before. One year, the Atlanta show was three weeks before Charlotte and they did a show in Columbia SC two weeks before Charlotte. Attendance was nothing.
    yea this was my point and the show changed owners around that time also i thought

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    The last show I went to was about a fourth of what the old shows were like. This is a downard spiral. No vendors = no attendance. No attendance = no vendors. I think the show's management team has a few problems understanding both their vendors & their audience.

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    I was talking to a rep from Peachtree at the Charlotte show about 4 years ago. While we were talking, someone tried to steal some router bits. The rep told me that Charlotte was the worst show on the circuit for shoplifting. The vendors had come in that morning and several flatscreen tv's used for demos had been stolen during the night, even though security was in the building all night. A lot of vendors starting skipping the Charlotte show after that.

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    Re: Charlotte Woodworking show

    the current venue is a sercurity nightmare for a bunch or reasons some theft was most likely internal from the security and building staff at that time... proving it is the hard part...

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