Source products, make connections, and gain knowledge at the flagship show for the textile industry.

Charlotte, NC

October 12-14, 2022

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The Leading Show in the Textiles Industry

For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.
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Connect with industry experts and peers.

Discover new products and applications.

Advance your business with insights on market trends.

Why Attend?

Solutions

With over 200 exhibitors organized by market on the Expo show floor, you are guaranteed to find an exhibitor who has a solution to your problems. See new and innovative equipment, applications and services in action and discover your next break-through.
Why Attend?

Industry-Leading Exhibitors

The show floor at IFAI Expo is made up of quality exhibiting companies in the specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade and weather protection markets. View live demonstrations of the newest products and equipment in your industry up close and in person.
Why Attend?

Education

Listen and learn from a wide variety of education taught by experts and specific to your market. With dozens of speakers you will have multiple opportunities to gain valuable knowledge from the ones who know best. Education at Expo includes in-depth classroom sessions and 25-minute campfire sessions by market on the show floor.
Why Attend?

Networking

There’s no better event to make valuable new connections and friendships than at IFAI Expo. Networking events at Expo include the Opening Reception, Industry Night, Awards and Networking Breakfast, Fun Run, Happy Hours and more. You are certain to expand your network at Expo.
Why Attend?

New Ideas

Finding inspiration and new ideas to take back to your business is easy to do at Expo. You will find ample opportunities to conversate, share thoughts and listen to ideas with exhibitors, speakers and like-minded attendees at IFAI Expo. This is great way to get a better idea of how your peers are navigating their way through the industry.
Why Attend?

World-Class Speakers

Experts from across the textiles industry come to Expo to share their expertise and advice. Listen to their perspectives on different topics, ask questions you need answers to and gain invaluable knowledge you can use to grow your business.

Coming Together to Advance Your Industry

IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry.

IFAI provides events, publications, education, networking, business resources, industry advocacy and more. We work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. We deliver timely industry content to help you stay informed about your marketplace. Our divisions provide market-specific activities and benefits to members.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Carl Cordell, American Canvas Products

The very first IFAI Expo I went to we bought a machine from an exhibitor that next year and it helped our shop totally transform.

Chris Semonelli, e2 Technical Textiles

Throughout the Expo, we repeatedly run into our customers. You can’t shake hands with a fax or look an email in the eye.

Alex Petizian, Naizil Coated Fabric Inc. Member for 29 years

We attend IFAI Expo every year. It is great place to meet clients; we are constantly learning and teaching about our industry. Plus, it’s a great way to collaborate. IFAI Expo helps us innovate by finding new ways to manufacture and bring new products to the industry.

Jenn Bradley, Synthetic Resources Inc.

IFAI Expo is a perfect place to meet new people, learn more about your own market and see what else is out there, what are you missing and what is left to be discovered.

Patrick Howe, Wholesale Shade

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