What Attendees Are Saying!

Nothing compares to face-to-face, hands-on learning. I was blown away by the vast amount of knowledge and practical skills I gained in only four days at The National Conference. I was inspired by all of the framing displays and I did make some great contacts for equipment and supplies. I highly recommend this event to anyone who works in the framing industry.

I come all the way from Spain to attend the West Coast Art & Frame show in Las Vegas to see all of the industry professionals. I don’t think there is a show similar to this one in the states, so this is the place to be.

The West Coast show was fantastic. Instructors have such a wealth of information; they are all experts. It’s been eye opening and amazing. As a new business it’s terrific to see so many vendors in one place. You can learn a lot right on the Expo floor. Lots of vendors were willing to give demos of all kinds of new products and new techniques.

It’s my fourth time at the show. I keep coming back; it’s awesome. I get to see the reps from all over the country. I get to connect with people that are doing the same thing I am. There is such a generous sharing of information it’s wonderful. I’m just coming out of the Retail Makeover Workshop with Meg and Ken and they were fabulous, I took home tips that I can apply immediately.

 

If you’re in this industry you’ve got to come to this show. It’s the only place where you’re going to see moulding vendors, glass vendors, poster, art, all in one place. It’s the best opportunity to see what’s out there.

WCAF Expo is a great tool for starting a new selling year. It’s a ‘must’ from attending The National Conference workshops to meeting other attendees. I’ve been going to the WCAF Expo for more than seven years, and I’ve watched it grow. I have found the most valuable aspects to be hands-on vendor demonstrations and sharing information with other framers. I find it to be re-invigorating.

The WCAF Expo is great. This is my third year and no matter what class I take at The National Conference I am always able to take away useful, practical advice. The instructors are amazing, informative, and willing to answer questions. I can’t believe how accessible they are. I look forward to the show every year because I can’t wait to use the things I’ve learned. I highly recommend that framers attend. Even the most experienced framers can learn something that will help them.

It's difficult to describe all of the benefits from attending The National Conference. I find value in the training and skills development, the great deals on supplies and equipment, and learning about the latest moulding, matboard, and design trends. Most of all, I enjoy the opportunity to connect with suppliers, artists, and other framers who share the passion for creating great picture frames, many of whom I now consider good friends. The National Conference serves as a reminder of what I love about being a professional picture framer.

My goals for the show were to check framing software for a possible switch, explore wide format printing possibilities, and learn more about vacuum press capabilities. Since my business sprang from my interest in photography, I‘ve been looking to expand my capabilities to wide format printing for photographers. The gicleés and wide format printing classes proved to be most helpful. They allowed me to learn, explore, and put together financial estimates for adding future services. I am very much looking forward to the next show. The annual trade show has helped me keep my focus on the industry and trends. It has guided my plans and helped me adjust my business plan to be more profitable.


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