For close to 100 years, the textiles industry has come to IFAI Expo to see the latest products, technologies and processes and for what really matters… connections. IFAI Expo offers connections to leading and innovative suppliers, connections to people like you that face similar challenges and connections to industry experts that can work with you on your path forward.
IFAI Expo is your ticket to better business.
50+ free Campfire educational sessions on the show floor
Mentor Meetings: Connect with industry veterans that can help you navigate your way to better business. Schedule one-on-one mentor meetings which connect an attendee with an industry veteran.
Open Meetings: Participate in up to 14 Market/Division “Open Meetings” where members and non-members come together to discuss challenges their market segment are facing, new opportunities and technologies.
Segments served at IFAI Expo: Specialty Fabrics, Advanced Textiles, Smart Fabrics, Shade and Weather Protection, Military, Marine, Geosynthetics, Fabric Structures, Fabric Graphics, Awnings, Equipment, Makers, Narrow Fabrics, Tarp, Tent and more.
Numerous Networking Opportunities: Receptions, Emerging Leaders networking event, Industrial Fabrics Foundations night.
Manufacturing For Good: Sixteen IFAI member companies collaborate to manufacture a product right on the IFAI Expo show floor! Thousands of attendees view live equipment demonstrations and live manufacturing of duffle bags to benefit local charity. For more information on the Manufacturing for Good program, click here: https://ifaiexpo.com/manufacturing-for-good/
Smart Fabrics: IFAI Expo offers many educational and hands-on opportunities on and off the show floor. Between sessions at the Pre-Expo Conference, campfires on the show floor and a dedicated E-Textiles workshop space, attendees will have a wealth of information regarding fabric advancements and e-textiles content right at their fingertips.
Pre-Expo Conference: In 2018, IFAI Expo Pre-Expo Confernece hosted more than 46 total educational sessions on the day prior to the show opening providing valuable information on the Advanced Textiles, Specialty Fabrics, Shade and Weather Protection. Including sessions from NASA Engineer, Shane McFarland who spoke on “Developing the Next Generation Space Suit for the Moon and Mars” and Connie Huffa, textile engineer and president of Fabdesigns, Inc. who presented “Digitalized Manufacturing: Will the Fourth Industry Revolution Transform Flat Knitting.” IFAI Expo 2019 is gearing up to deliver another powerful set of pre-expo conference educational sessions. Check back later this year for more information!
Exclusive, sold out Shop Tours: Nothing says valued more than ‘sold out’. Shop Tour attendees experiences firsthand how shops are finding success through innovation and technology. Attendees will learn about production, inventory control, lead generation, estimating projects and test a few of their newest tools at IFAI Expo’s Shop Tours 2019. Make sure you keep an eye out for these, they fill up fast, once registration is open.
IFAI Expo is the textile industry’s most-anticipated event.