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

The tradeshow will debut June 7-8, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Supported by the American Home Furnishings Alliance

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 Solutions Expo (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.

In addition to the exhibitors and demonstrations, HFMSE will feature an education component, sponsored by the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).

“We are looking forward to providing the education part of the show,” said Andy Counts, CEO of the AHFA, noting that the group is now exploring subjects that will be timely and meaningful to attendees. “It is a natural fit to have AHFA members and Solution Partners Group members exhibiting. We also want to provide education on the regulatory environment and provide some solutions in that area.”

“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

Media Contacts:
Progressive Business Media

Exposition Development Company, Inc.

Progressive Business Media, (PBM), is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings industry. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, and HFN. PBM’s brands deliver content and research through print and online channels, as well as live conferences and events. The company prides itself on being part of the various business communities it serves: bringing people together to discuss issues of the day and to deliver meaningful content to the right audience, through the right channel, at the right time. To learn more, please visit

Exposition Development Company, Inc. (ExpoDevCo) is owned and managed by partners David Audrain and Stephanie Everett. Audrain and Everett have more than 37 years of experience managing, growing and launching exhibitions. ExpoDevCo produces a number of trades shows and events across North America. To learn more, please visit