Important Scam Warning: Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors and Attendees

It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting NAWLA exhibitors and attendees and identifying themselves as being affiliated with NAWLA.

NAWLA has no affiliation with these organizations and in no way endorses their services. In fact, we have had reports from other groups that many of these companies are scamming attendees by tacking on undisclosed service charges, failing to make paid for reservations and other questionable business practices.

Please note that NAWLA does not provide them with any contact information.

If you receive a phone call or email from any company travel service inquiring about your housing for the Traders Market, please do not respond.

2020 Traders Market 

November 4-6, 2020 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, OH



Since 1996, Traders Market has held a unique position among lumber and building material tradeshows as the only one focused almost exclusively on the lumber supply chain. Unlike other shows, the exhibitors are almost always manufacturers of lumber and lumber-related products, not machinery or other equipment providers.

No other lumber tradeshow provides this under one roof. No other show provides better value, if you want to sell a lumber product, find new suppliers, or expand your networks.

Important Scam Warning: Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors and Attendees

It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting NAWLA exhibitors and attendees and identifying themselves as being affiliated with NAWLA.

NAWLA has no affiliation with these organizations and in no way endorses their services. In fact, we have had reports from other groups that many of these companies are scamming attendees by tacking on undisclosed service charges, failing to make paid for reservations and other questionable business practices. 

Please note that NAWLA does not provide them with any contact information.

If you receive a phone call or email from any company travel service inquiring about your housing for the Traders Market, please do not respond.


Event Highlights:

  • Eight hours of tradeshow floor time to buy, sell and network
  • More than three hours of dedicated networking time outside of tradeshow hours
  • Meet with NAWLA members from across the country in one location 
  • Keynote presentation during the opening luncheon

What Others Are Saying:

"Best show in the industry, bar none. I've made more connections at the Traders Market that have directly resulted in new business than could have ever been accomplished any other way. Jobs and employers change, but trusted relationships never do, and many of mine are a direct result of NAWLA and the Traders Market."
– Harris Gant, ECMD, Inc.

"The most efficient way for me to see customers, suppliers and friends in one place is the Traders Market. Best networking event of the year."
– Steve Rhone, Weston Forest 

"Our company supports the NAWLA Traders market by sending a large entourage of HQ sales and purchasing staff. I can think of no better use of their time than to attend this event and see all of our key suppliers under one roof!"
– Tom Le Vere, Weekes Forest Products