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WMMA 2019 Regional Networking Meeting

2018 Regional Meeting

Hotel Commonwealth
Boston, MA

Building from a successful event in Minneapolis, WMMA is pleased to announce that its 3rd Annual Regional Networking & Education Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts! Boston is another key location for industry-related companies. This is a great opportunity to bring together both members and prospective members for in-person committee meetings, educational sessions, plant tours and, of course networking!


Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Monday, September 30

Membership Development Committee


Public Policy Committee


Technical Standards Committee


Group Dinner for All Board & Committee Members

Tuesday, October 1

International Business Development Committee

Javier Holschneider, an active distributor of woodworking machinery in Mexico who has partnered with a number of WMMA member companies will be a featured speaker during the IBDC meeting held at the Regional Meeting in Boston. Javier will talk about the Mexican marketplace for woodworking machinery, the Mexican economy, and how sales/distribution work in Mexico. Learn more about the upcoming (January 22-24, 2020) WMMA Pavilion at MEM Industrial in Mexico City and HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The IBDC meeting is open to all Regional Meeting attendees, not limited to IBDC committee members.


Housing Trends: Demographics, Construction metrics, Inventory and Forecasts presented by Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders

Housing affordability challenges are a major headwind for home construction activity. In this economic forecast presentation, Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist of NAHB, will provide an overview of economic and housing market conditions with an eye on the future of residential construction. He will review macroeconomic factors affecting housing demand, industry-level detail on supply-side headwinds that are limiting construction sector growth, and detail NAHB’s economic forecast including future actions of the Federal Reserve and the possibility of future downturn. Robert will also explore policy issues that affect housing supply and demand, such as the ongoing labor shortage. A question and answer session will follow.


Facility Tours

Wednesday, October 2

Board of Directors Meeting


Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-933-5000


WMMA has secured a group rate of $225.00 single/double occupancy, per room, per night. To receive the discounted rate, contact Hotel Commonwealth at +1 (617) 933-5000 and reference Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA). Reservations must be made by Friday, September 13, 2019 or before the WMMA room block is full, whichever comes first, so RESERVE EARLY!


Click here to register online.

Click here to complete the PDF form.


The support of sponsors allows us to ensure that the Regional Networking Meeting is the most valuable and enjoyable experience possible for attendees. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Diane Schafer at 443-640-1052 x108 or diane@wmma.org