April 12-14, 2022 – Tampa Convention Center - Tampa, FL

Special Events

Pre-Expo Educational Opportunities

April 12


Navigate your future, and take advantage of our pre-Expo educational opportunities.

  • Pre-Expo Symposium - Inspector Track: Walking the Plank
  • Succession Planning & Combating New Tax Proposals: Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Company

Pre-Expo educational opportunities require additional registration. For more information on these educational sessions, please visit our Education page.


Welcome Aboard Opening Session

April 12 | 4:30 - 5:45 pm


Join the NWFA at our Welcome Aboard Opening Session for an industry update, NWFA Wood Floor of the Year Award highlights, and more. You also will hear from Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., the Bowtie Economist.


Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant, and educational. Formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders, Eisenberg will provide insights on the economy, labor and supply chain issues, inflation, advice on reducing risk, staying ahead of the financial curve, and more.

Launch Party

April 12 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Join us outside the front entrance of the Tampa Convention Center at our Launch Party opening reception. You’ll have opportunities to network and visit old friends.  




Tradewinds Happy Hour

April 13 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Grab a drink and network with hardwood floor industry peers on the NWFA Expo Trade Show floor.  



Distributor & Manufacturer Reception

April 13 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm


Build new business relationships to expand your product reach. Network with manufacturers and distributors at the Tampa Convention Center.



Emerging Leaders Reception

April 13 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Join us at the Emerging Leaders Reception at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. This event is for attendees 40 years and under. 





Women Industry Network Breakfast

April 14 | 8:00 - 9:30 am


Whether they’re on the manufacturing line, installing floors, managing company finances, selling products, marketing, or the CEO, there are many women leading the way in the wood flooring industry. The NWFA will celebrate these women at the Women’s Industry Network Breakfast.



Bon Voyage Closing Reception

April 14 | 3:15 - 4:45 pm


Join us at the Bon Voyage Closing Reception as we celebrate another successful NWFA Expo.