Specialty Fabrics Show highlights


Specialty Fabrics Conference –The Specialty Fabrics Conference takes place on Tuesday, September 26 as part of the Expo Plus Conference Package. Take part in a full day of education and networking with sessions pertaining to specialty, shade and weather and marine. Many sessions to choose from. Attendees are free to move between sessions as they like. More information

Mentor Meetings  – Free – Confidential advice from independent experts.  More information

Specialty Fabric and Shade and Weather Campfires – Free, interactive, casual  education sessions on the show floor. More information

Specialty Fabrics Conference – Schedule


Show floor

400+ exhibitors – with expertise in virtually every market

Fabric Sourcing Center – hundreds of fabric samples from our exhibitors, in one show floor location

Campfires– free education sessions on the show floor


Networking, Keynotes, Awards

Expo Plus Conference Networking Reception – Tuesday 5:30-7 pm – For Expo Plus Specialty Fabric Conference attendees; must be registered for Expo Plus Conference

Presented By: J.M. Rodgers

Opening Reception – Wednesday 5:30-8 pm – Open to all – National World War II Museum link Opening Reception here http://ifaiexpo.com/features/events-networking/

Wednesday and Thursday Opening Keynotes – Powerful, inspirational messages; prior to show floor hours  link Wednesday and Thursday Keynotes here http://ifaiexpo.com/keynote-speakers/

E-Textiles Standards Roundtable – Thursday 8-9:30am – Open to all
Moderated by the Department of Commerce  link E-Textiles Standards Roundtable here http://ifaiexpo.com/smartfabrics/

Open Meetings –located on the show floor in the IFAI Hub, a forum for members and non-members of IFAI to discuss program activity and industry impact

Free Lunch Friday – 11:30-1 pm – Open to all

Awards – Recognition for innovation


About us

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics, advanced textiles, shade and geosynthetic marketplaces. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies. www.ifai.com