April 16-18, 2024 – New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA


Special Events

Pre-Expo Educational Opportunities

April 16


Raise the Bar by attending our exclusive pre-Expo sessions.


Dive into the latest developments of the NWFA's certification program and gain valuable insights into the unique properties of atypical wood flooring products from a panel of industry professionals, or learn about the importance of coordinating business succession plans.

  • Pre-Expo Symposium
    • Part I: Certified Professionals (CP) Annual Update Meeting
    • Part II: The Science of Atypical Wood Flooring
  • Protecting and Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Business

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


Big Easy Kickoff

April 16 | 4:30 - 5:45 pm


Join the NWFA for our lively Big Easy Kickoff Opening Session, where we'll provide you with an industry update, showcase the NWFA Wood Floor of the Year Awards, and more.




Jazz it Up Reception

April 16 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Continue the celebration after the Big Easy Kickoff Opening Session at our Jazz It Up Reception. It's the perfect time to connect with fellow professionals, rekindle old friendships, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of New Orleans.



Raise the Bar Happy Hour

April 17 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Grab a drink and network with hardwood floor industry peers on the trade show floor.





Distributor & Manufacturer Reception

April 17 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm


Build valuable new business relationships and expand your product reach by joining us at the Distributors & Manufacturers Reception. Network with industry leaders, manufacturers, and distributors at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. All distributors and manufacturers are warmly welcomed.


Emerging Leaders Reception

April 17 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Join us for the 7th annual NWFA Emerging Leaders Reception, where we celebrate and connect with the bright minds shaping the wood flooring industry's future. All attendees aged 40 and under are encouraged to attend.





Ghost Tour

April 17 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm


The best New Orleans tour guides have selected the most haunted stories and locations from their years of experience. The result is a "best of" ghost tour featuring our local guides' mysterious and frightening favorites! Want to find out why NOLA is considered America's most haunted city? Join expert guides as they take you on a tour of their favorites in paranormal activity in New Orleans: from LaLaurie Mansion and throughout the French Quarter, be prepared to be terrified and thrilled by eerie presences still lying in wait around every corner. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the starting address, and details will be emailed to registrants no later than one week prior to event.




Women Industry Network Southern Social

April 18 | 8:00 - 9:30 am


The NWFA Women's Industry Network brings together women across the wood flooring supply chain, fostering connections, support, and shared learning experiences. Join us for our annual WIN Breakfast, where we'll delve into the pertinent topics and challenges faced by women in our traditionally male-dominated industry. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss.


Bayou Bash

April 18 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm


Join us at the Bayou Bash as we cap off another successful NWFA Expo. Let's come together to honor New Orleans with lively entertainment, mouthwatering appetizers, and a selection of beverages that capture the essence of NOLA's best. It's the perfect way to conclude our memorable time in the Big Easy.