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About the Forest Products EXPO

Since 1950, the Southern Forest Products Association has sponsored the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – the premiere venue for equipment manufacturers to display their products and services to the wood processing industry. Every two years, an international audience gathers to experience the latest technological advances serving the forest products industries. 

Important Dates

March 1 Exhibit Space Balance Due
March 15 Exhibitor Service Kit Online
April 6 Exhibitor Webinar  - View Rebroadcast
April 12 Hotel Reservations
April 28 Attendee Registration
June 22 Exhibitor Webinar - View Rebroadcast


EXPO 2021 has implemented a contactless registration program for this year.

Please register prior to arriving.

Important Hotel Info

Large conferences and events often become targets for companies seeking to take advantage of the attendees. Some of our attendees and exhibitors have recently reported to us that they’ve been contacted by third party companies for hotel reservations or offering to sell our attendee list to them.

Check out the full details.

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40,900 Sq. Ft.
Exhibit Space


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Show Hours

Wednesday, August 11 | 9AM - 5PM

Thursday, August 12 | 9AM - 5PM

Friday, August 13 | 9AM - 1PM


Timber Processing Conference

Thursday, August 12 | 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Productivity & Efficiency: A Conference By Timber Processing, Sponsored By The Southern Forest Products Assn. will be a single day featuring 12 dynamic, topical presentations for the lumber industry. A mix of equipment suppliers, consultants and mill personnel. More info here


Health & Safety

The health and safety of everyone who participates in the Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition (EXPO) is our top priority. As we plan for EXPO 2021, we are focusing on ways we can be as much of a resource to you as possible and to support your needs. We will come through this – as people, companies, and an industry. SFPA looks forward to the opportunity to once again bring everyone together to foster the next era of innovation, education and relationship building at EXPO 2021.

Meeting Safely in ATL



Key Decision Makers

Attendees come looking to solve problems and uncover trends.

Perfectly Positioned

Located in the heart of America's woodbasket and accessible to sawmills.

Networking Access

Connect with key business partners on-site and convey your brand with vivid detail.


It’s never too early to start planning. Sign up, and you’ll be the first to know when registration opens and other important developments.