IFAI Expo is organized for your benefit. Experience fresh ideas and creative thinking for new products, applications, markets and business practices. Connect with industry leaders from around the globe. No other textile trade event puts you face-to-face with fiber producers, fabric suppliers, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

As the largest specialty fabrics event in the Americas, this show offers the broadest exposure to the foundation and the future of the entire specialty fabrics industry, with more than 400 exhibits.

Connect with all levels of industry professionals at receptions, luncheons, special events and on the trade show floor. Review the schedule and program for an overview of events. Or start connecting now through IFAI Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Schedule of events

To learn more about events, dates and times, click here.

Attendee Brochure

Click here for the Expo 2017 Attendee Brochure.

Trade Show Hours

Wednesday, September 27 – 11am-5:30pm
Thursday, September 28 – 11am – 5:30pm
Friday, September 29 – 9am – 2pm


Travel and Hotel

Hotels and Shuttle

IFAI has secured room blocks at New Orleans hotels offering attendees and exhibitors discounted rates. Be sure to book your hotel accommodations at one of the three below hotels by September 4.

*Sheraton New Orleans – Headquarter Hotel
*New Orleans Marriott
*JW Marriott New Orleans

*Shuttles will run to and from the Convention Center from these hotels. CLICK HERE for additional shuttle information

ConferenceDirect is the ONLY official Housing company for IFAI Expo. Book your room now for the best rates selection.



International Visitors and Visa Letter of Invitation



Book Your Flight

Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meetings or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at

When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select “Book Your Flight” and enter meeting code NMQ8R in the box provided.

Discounted Airport Shuttle


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