Need confidential advice?

Add to your IFAI Expo experience — book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts. This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.

Book your meeting(s) by September 28 – Limited availability*

  1. Register
  2. Schedule your confidential meeting(s) using the form below by September 28 
  3. Before the show, you’ll receive email confirmation of your meeting time (during IFAI Expo) and location (meeting room on the show floor)
  4. (Optional) For Mentor and Mentee participants who believe that confidential information may be shared during your meetings, we have provided a short form Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). Please review the CDA prior to your meeting.

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*Limited Availability

Tie-breaker preferences for limited appointment slots are given to attendees in this order:

  1. IFAI members
  2. Expo Exhibitors
  3. Members and Non-members with a full registration
  4. Any IFAI Expo participants in order applications were received

Contact Janelle Wells with questions.

Apply now to Book your meeting!

    (choose all that apply)

Meet the Mentors

Advanced Textiles Development

Concetta Huffa

Fabdesigns, Inc.

Concept and Product Development

Marie O’Mahony

Professor of Digital Futures

E-Textile Consultant

H. Lee Wainwright

H. Lee Wainwright E-Textile Consulting Service

Environmental Regulation Compliance

Ethan Ware

Williams Mullen

Fire Protection

Harry Winer

HIP Consulting

Innovation and Intellectual Property Law

Jack Hicks

Innovation Attorney
Womble Carlyle Law Firm

Intellectual Property & Cybersecurity Law

Gerry Elman, M.S., J.D.

Elman Technology Law, P.C.

Local-for-Local Model

Keith Hoover

Black Swan Textiles LLC

Nonwovens Technology

David Nelson

Director of Industry Engagement
The Nonwovens Institute

Product and Process Development

Kanti Jasani

Performance & Technical Textile Consulting

Product Development and Manufacturing

David Kemper

MARC, Inc.

Smart Textiles, Design, Wearable Technology

Claire Ortiz

Ortiz Industry, Inc.

Technical Garment Systems

Mary Hakam

Woodlands Textiles LLC

Testing Human Comfort & Performance

Dr. Emiel DenHartog

Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Textile Wet Processing

Ian Smith

Textile Consult Ltd