Q) What is IFAI Expo?

A) IFAI Expo 2016 is the premier educational and trade show event for the specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade and weather protection arenas, featuring a host of opportunities to take your business and career to the next level.


Q) What are the dates of IFAI Expo 2016?

A) 18-21, 2016
Programming Oct. 18-21 | Show Floor Oct. 19-21


Q) Where is it?

A) Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, NC


Q) How do I reserve a booth?

A) Book your booth


Q) What are the move-in / move-out dates and times?


  • Installation
    • Monday, Oct. 17 | 8 am–5 pm
    • Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 8 am–8 pm
  • Dismantling
    • Friday, Oct. 21 | 2–9 pm
    • Saturday, Oct. 22 | 8 am–5 pm


Q) When is the show floor open?

A) Trade show hours

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 11 am–5:30 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 | 11 am–5:30 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 21 | 9 am–2 pm


Q) How do I update my booth profile?

A) Detailed instructions can be found here: Profile Update Instructions


Q) Who is the Official Service Contractor?

A) Freeman

IFAI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Freeman, our 2016 Expo Official Service Contractor. Freeman brings more than 80 years of successful event experience to the table and we’re excited to have them aboard.


Freeman Show Floor Contact:
Steve Hagstette
P: 504-731-1245
C: 702-208-0281
F: 504-731-1214


Q) Who can I contact with questions?

A) Katie Stuart, IFAI Exhibit Coordinator kastuart@ifai.com