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Monday, September 25
7:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open
1–5 pm

Come see a 288,000-square foot facility, located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, where you will see some of largest covers being manufactured today. J&M Industries has over 44 years of experience in the specialty fabric cover industry with expertise in agriculture, industrial, and environmental industries. J&M began as a recycler of coffee bean bags that were repurposed into burlap bags for feed, agricultural and oyster industries. J&M has grown and expanded their product line to include tarpaulins, grain covers, frost protection, nursery products, containment covers, construction covers, geotextile tubes, waste management covers, and more. They are also proud to have produced ammunition covers for the army during Desert Storm.The tour is $59 for IFAI Members and $79 for Non-members. Available for purchase at time of Registration.

Schedule as follows:
1:00 PM – Pick up from Convention Center
2:00 PM – Arrive at J&M Industries
2:00 – 3:30 PM – Tour
3:30 – 4: 00 PM – Refreshments and Networking
4:00 PM – Depart for Convention Center
5:00 PM – Arrive Convention Center

Tuesday, September 26
7:30 am–5 pm Registration Open
8 am–7 pm Expo Plus Advanced Textiles Conference  
8 am–7 pm Expo Plus Specialty Fabrics Conference  
Noon–3 pm

Join the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) for its annual fundraising event on Tuesday, September 26. Enjoy a friendly bowling competition and “strike” up a conversation with other industry professionals. We hope you can “spare” some extra cash as proceeds benefit worthy students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. With your support, we can have a positive impact on the industrial fabrics industry. We hope to see you all there!

The price to bowl is $200 per person. Available for purchase at time of Registration.

WHERE
Fulton Alley
600 Fulton Street, New Orleans
www.fultonalley.com

5:30–7 pm Advanced Textiles Networking Reception
(Open to all Expo Plus Conference Attendees)
Wednesday, September 27
7:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open
8-8:45 am Advanced Textiles Conference Session (Part of Expo Plus Conference package)  
The US Military is Moving E-Textiles to the Front Lines – Is Your Company  Prepared to Meet Their Needs?
8-9:30 am Advanced Textiles Conference Session (Part of Expo Plus Conference package)  
Ideation in Engineering Design
8:45-9:30 am Advanced Textiles Conference Session (Part of Expo Plus Conference package)  
E-Textiles Integrating Sensors, Communications, loT, Cloud Technologies for Medical Wearables
9:30 am–11 am IFAI Annual Meeting followed by Keynote Speaker, Derreck Kayongo
11 am–5:30 pm
Exhibits
IFAI Hub
Fabric Sourcing Center
Industry Awards Gallery
Selfie Station
Advanced Textiles Lounge
View Show Floor
11 am–5:30 pm Mentor Meetings  
11 am–5:30 pm E-Textiles Workshop  
11 am–5:30 pm Testing Demo Zone  
11:15 am–5:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfires  
11:30 am–3:30 pm Demo for Good Booth  
11:30 am–4:30 pm
Awning / PAMA
Makers
Equipment / EQP
FSA
Advanced Textiles / ATP
Military / MIL
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1-4:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfires  
1:30-5pm Shade Campfires  
5:30–8 pm

Join the Second Line Parade and take stroll from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to the IFAI Expo 2017 Opening Reception at The National World War II Museum. Enjoy food and beverages while learning about the history of the war that changed the world.

Thursday, September 28
7:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open
8-9:30 am
Traditional products in the electronics, textiles, and apparel sectors have well-established standards for performance and testing. But as electronic and other capabilities are integrated into textiles and apparel, it is recognized that existing standards need to be adapted to facilitate development and market acceptance of this new generation of products. This panel will explore the state of standards development in the smart fabrics space and where development of standards for smart fabrics is headed.
More info: IFAIexpo.com/Smart
9:30-11 am Awards Ceremony followed by Keynote Speaker, Seth Mattison
11 am–5:30 pm

Expo Show Floor Open
Exhibits
IFAI Hub
Fabric Sourcing Center
Industry Awards Gallery
Selfie Station
Advanced Textiles Lounge

11 am–5:30 pm Mentor Meetings  
11 am–5:30 pm Testing Demo Zone  
11 am–5:30 pm E-Textiles Workshop  
11:15 am–5:30 pm Advanced Textiles Campfires  
11:30 am–3:30 pm Demo for Good Booth  
11:30 am–4:30 pm

US Fabrics / USIFI
Tent / TRD
Fabric Graphics / FGA
Tarp / TA
Geosynthetics / GMA
IFAI Japan

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Noon-4:30 pm Specialty Fabrics Campfires  
12:30-5pm Shade Campfires  
5:30–6:30 pm

40 and under? Gather with your peers at the complimentary Young Professionals Happy Hour. Enjoy drinks and eats while making valuable connections.
Location:
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant
2 Poydras Street
Inside the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel; walking distance from the convention center

 

Friday, September 29
8 am–2 pm Registration Open
9 am–2 pm

Exhibits
IFAI Hub
Fabric Sourcing Center
Industry Awards Gallery
Selfie Station
Advanced Textiles Lounge

9–11 am Demo for Good Booth  
9 am–2 pm Mentor Meetings  
9 am–2 pm E-Textiles Workshop  
9 am–2 pm Testing Demo Zone  
9:15 am–1 pm Advanced Textiles Campfires  
9:30 am

See the most innovative e-textiles products and meet the innovators.
E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge winners will be announced and prizes awarded.
Projects will be displayed in the workshop all day Friday.

9:30 am–1 pm

Narrow Fabrics / NFI
Marine / MFA
IFA Canada

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10-11:30 am Specialty Fabrics Campfires  
10:30-11 am Shade Campfires  
11:30 am–1 pm Free Lunch