Industrial Fabrics Foundation Night

Monday, October 15, 2018 | 6:30 to 9:30pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas “Reunion Tower/Cloud 9”

Tickets Available for Purchase: $200 per person
The option to buy multiple tickets to invite colleagues or clients is also available.

Make your first night at Expo a lively, fun-filled casino night! Win at blackjack, spin the slots, enjoy music and delicious food, and invest in the best networking of the year with industry leaders who are sure to attend. For a relaxing, enjoyable evening wear business casual or casino wear. Bring your clients using the group discount and receive a tax deduction of $55 per ticket all while supporting the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Your foundation helps build your workforce, inspire innovation and foster the greater good. New this year, a sewing training initiative, an internship /apprenticeship fund and more. Join the partnership. Together we can transform the industry!

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Keynote Mark Scharenbroich: Nice Bike – Making Connections That Move People

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 8:30 to 9:45am
Location: Level 2, Ballroom A
IFAI Annual Meeting followed by Keynote Speaker

Free for all attendees and exhibitors

Strong connections are vital in our lives, yet in today’s “virtual world” it is often difficult to make meaningful connections. Bring your team to this keynote presentation and Mark will inspire them with a message that will fuel their passion to both connect and serve others. When team members are truly connected – retention improves, sales increase, customer loyalty soars and your business grows.

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IFAI Expo Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 5:30 to 7:30pm
Location: 2616 Commerce Event Center

Tickets required for entry. Ticket included in Full Registration and GeoDallas Registration; all others:
Member = $25 through Sept. 17; $35 after Sept. 17
Non member = $75 through Sept. 17; $85 after Sept. 17

This newly revamped event includes drinks, appetizer stations and live entertainment, including IFAI member band Hangin’ by a Thread. The IFAI Opening Reception offers a great opportunity for fun, entertainment, and networking at a unique and vibrant tri-level Dallas venue including a rooftop space overlooking the Dallas skyline.

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Awards Breakfast and Presentation

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 8 to 9 am
Location: Room 309/310, Level 3, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Tickets required for entry
Member = $37 through Sept. 17; $47 after Sept. 17
Non member = $57 through Sept. 17; $67 after Sept. 17

Celebrate innovation in our industry at an exclusive breakfast reception where you can meet and network with this year’s award winners.

Emerging Leaders Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5:30 to 6:30pm
Location: WXYZ Bar inside aLoft Hotel; walking distance from convention center

Free event for all attendees and exhibitors new to the industry.  Pre-registration is required; must have ticket for entry.

An event designed to give those new to the industry and young professionals a chance to make connections and network with those at a similar starting point in their careers.


Post-Expo Shop Tour – SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 1 to 4 pm
Location: Dallas based member facility

Tickets required for entry. $59 members, $79 nonmembers

Explore two leading industry’s shops, USA Canvas Shoppe and Hilti. Get first-hand knowledge of how to maximize space, staff time, and gain valuable insight into the “How To’s” of running a successful facility. Includes transportation to and from the shops, both tours, and a chance to ask questions and network.