New venue announced for HFMSE, 2nd edition

TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. selected as venue for 2018

Exposition Development Company, Inc. (EDC) and Progressive Business Media (PBM) announced today the relocation of Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE). The second edition will take place July 18-19, 2018 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C.

The decision to move the event, which had its first edition June 7-8, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, was primarily due to a high demand from exhibitors and attendees alike requesting the expo be held within the Carolinas.

With further discussions among industry leaders, the consensus is that moving to Greenville will allow for easier event access for the furniture manufacturing industry and significant growth in both exhibitor and attendee numbers. Additional benefits such as free parking and free Wi-Fi also contributed to the decision.

“We had great support from the industry’s leaders for the first edition of the event, but there is still a significant audience that we are not getting to the show. The industry continues to tell us that moving the show into the Carolinas will bring a larger draw of attendees, due to the proximity that Greenville provides to those located in South and North Carolina. After listening to the industry, we are making the decision to move the event to enable Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo to grow to the size and scope we know it can be,” said Stephanie Everett, Partner & COO, Exposition Development Company, Inc.

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Exposition Development Company, Inc. is owned and managed by partners David Audrain and Stephanie Everett. Audrain and Everett have more than 40 years of experience managing, growing and launching exhibitions. ExpoDevCo produces a number of exhibitions and conferences across North America. To learn more, please visit

Progressive Business Media 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

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