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IFAI EXPO 2017 Show Preview

Events, News | August 1, 2017 | By:

IFAI Expo 2017 is the event that brings together thousands of textile industry experts, exhibitors, educators and you! IFAI is excited to offer more at this year’s event for all professionals in the specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade and weather protection fields.

What’s New at IFAI Expo

Mentor Meetings—An opportunity for you to meet with leading professionals
in the industry. Space is limited—sign up early!

E-textiles Workshop—A gathering place for e-textiles innovators, suppliers, beginners, and experts.

Manufacturing for Good Demonstration Booth—IFAI member exhibitors collaborate to make a product for a local organization.

Information at Expo Plus Conferences—Tuesday, Sept. 26, is a day of sessions, activities, and speakers strategically developed to be even more valuable for participants.

New and Innovative ProductsLook for the IFAI Expo Show Stopper flags throughout the show floor.

2017 Highlights

Meet suppliers and manufacturers

Learn from industry vendors, suppliers, and experts, including more than 50 exhibitors NEW to IFAI Expo.

Keynote Speakers

Derreck Kayongo: Business visionary, Global Soap Project Founder and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Seth Mattison: Internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics.

Keynotes are free and open to all attendees.

Testing Demo Zone

Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations right on the show floor. You’ll have access to education sessions, Q&A sessions and more.

Fabric Sourcing Center

Find the fabrics you want at this one-stop shop connecting buyers with suppliers. With hundreds of fabric swatches, the Fabric Sourcing Center is your source for all things fabric.

Campfire Sessions

Fresh, informal, and interactive discussions on the show floor.

Your market, your division

Open Market Segment 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. Open Meetings are located in the IFAI Hub on the show floor.

Opening Reception

Join the parade from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to the IFAI Expo Opening Reception at the National World War II Museum. Enjoy food and beverages while learning about the history of a war that changed the world.

Industry Awards

Check out the International Achievement Awards, Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award, Student Design Challenges, IFAI Expo Show Stopper Program and more, honoring the best of the industry throughout Expo.

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