IFAI Hub – Advancing YOUR Industry

Stop by the IFAI Hub to learn more about the trade association that works year-round to support more than 1,540 member companies representing the entire specialty fabrics/technical textiles industry, a world market estimated at $142 billion in 2017.

The IFAI Hub is a large space in the exhibit hall dedicated to all things IFAI. The Hub is where you can explore membership and get questions answered, learn about divisions and gather more information, interact with IFAI staff and explore all IFAI has to offer. The IFAI Hub also houses daily Open Meetings. Open meetings are a forum for members and non-members of IFAI and its Divisions to discuss the program activity and industry impact of each Division, swap ideas regarding industry changes and network with peers. Meetings are held daily (Tues – Thurs) and categorized by 14 divisions. Check out the Daily Schedule for Open Meeting times. Here you can also visit the Fabrics Sourcing Center to compare various offerings from our exhibitors. Click here for more information.

The IFAI Hub is located on the show floor and is open during show hours Tuesday – Thursday.


  • Brings the industry together at IFAI Expo and other market events.
  • Publishes Specialty Fabrics Review and other market publications.
  • Provides industry content digitally via websites and e-newsletters.
  • Invests all profits to advance the industry and support member programming.