Aero Industries Plant Tour

Tuesday, November 3
8 – 11 am

Cost: $39 Members, $59 Nonmembers

IFAI member company Aero Industries is opening up its Indianapolis plant for a tour! This three hour experience will guide you through Aero’s production facility for an up front look at Aero innovations.

Registration is limited to 50 individuals, so act fast! Once full, a wait list will open.

Ennis Fabrics Shop Tour

Tuesday, November 3
1 – 4 pm

Cost: free to members and non-members

Join IFAI sponsor Ennis Fabrics for an exciting shop tour and education session! Busses will pick up at the Indiana Convention Center and drive to Ennis Fabrics’ facilities and return to the Convention Center after the tour concludes. Registration capacity is 75 and there is no additional cost! Once registration is full, a waitlist will open.

Sponsored by: Ennis Fabrics Gold Sponsor Logo

5K Fun Run and Walk

Wednesday, November 4
Begins 6:30 am

Location: Indiana Convention Center

Tickets required. $25 for Members and Non-Members

It’s our 2nd annual 5K Fun Run/Walk during IFAI Expo!  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for an invigorating morning workout and networking with attendees, exhibitors and sponsors around Indianapolis’ gorgeous Central Canal. Participants will receive email communications with run details prior to the event.

Participants receive a Fun Run t-shirt.

IFAI’s 5K Fun Run and Walk will adhere to all local and state COVID-19 mitigation requirements and social distancing measures will be in effect.

Questions or for more information, contact Annie Kassel

Industrial Fabrics Foundation Night

Tuesday, November 3 | 6 to 8:30 pm

Tickets required. $119 members, $169 nonmembers

The option to buy multiple tickets to invite colleagues or clients is also available.

Make your first night at Expo a lively, fun-filled experience! Support a good cause and enjoy an evening of great food, great conversation and great entertainment. The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) helps build your workforce, inspire innovation and foster the greater good. Join the partnership. Together we can transform the industry!

IFF Night takes place at Hotel Tango in downtown Indianapolis.


Questions or for more information, contact Jill Newman

Keynotes Karen Laine and Mina Hawk of the hit HGTV show, Good Bones!

Karen Laine and Mina Hawk from HGTV's Good Bones

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 8:30 – 9:45 AM
IFAI Annual Meeting followed by Keynote Speakers

Included in all registration packages; open to all attendees and exhibitors

Join us for an exciting keynote!  For our 100th Annual Expo IFAI welcomes Karen E. Laine and Mina Hawk of the hit HGTV show, Good Bones. On the show, the mother-daughter duo hunt down battered homes in bleaker Indianapolis neighborhoods and transform them with the help of some rough-and-ready demo teams.

Adopt a Puppy Booth

Nov 4, 2020: 10 am – 2 pm
Nov 5, 2020: 10 am – 2 pm
Nov 6, 2020: 11 am – 1 pm

Location: Booth A2577

Support two great causes as the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) and IndyHumane join forces for one adorable show floor experience!  Adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens will be visiting IFAI Expo and cuddles are for sale!  All proceeds will go to support these two great organizations.

Questions or for more information, contact Janelle Buerkley at

IFAI Expo Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 5 to 6:30pm

Included in all registration packages; open to all attendees and exhibitors

Get ready to celebrate IFAI Expo’s 100th anniversary! After the show floor closes, keep the energy and conversations going at the Opening Reception onsite at the Indiana Convention Center.  Before you start your evening in Indianapolis, join attendees and exhibitors for drinks and appetizers with a unique 100 year theme.

Sponsored by:

Expo Retrospective and Networking Breakfast

Thursday, November 5 | 8:30 to 9:45 am
Doors open at 8 am with program beginning at 8:30 am

Included in All Access and Expo Plus registration; requires add on purchase to a One Day and Show Floor registration

Member = $39
Nonmember = $59

Mix and mingle with the winners of the 2020 IFAI Awards and enjoy a retrospective look at the past 100 years of IFAI’s annual Expo. Enjoy delicious food, lively emcees and an awesome opportunity to network and celebrate outstanding work in the industrial fabrics industry.

Questions or for more information, contact Jill Newman

Emerging Leaders Networking Hour

5 – 6 pm | Hilton Orlando, David’s Club Bar

Attendees who have 5 years or less experience in the industry or their careers are invited to attend. The Emerging Leaders Networking Hour offers a chance to make connections and network with those at similar points in their career. David’s Club Bar is located at the Hilton Orlando, walking distance from the OCCC. Stop by and make sure you wear your Expo name badge to attend.