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Quick FAQs on IFAI’s virtual Expo

September 1st, 2020 / By: / Expo News

The industry comes together via technology in an unusual year.  

Companies from around the world will be displaying their products, services and solutions in a virtual exhibit hall. Attendees can visit exhibitors to discover new products and services, watch a video, chat with exhibitors, schedule virtual appointments and learn what products and services are available to help move their own businesses forward.

What is the status of the 2020 IFAI Expo?
The 2020 IFAI Expo will be hosted virtually in November 2020.

Is there a new registration process for the 2020 IFAI Expo?
All details regarding the event—including registration—are available on IFAIExpo.com.

Why is the 2020 IFAI Expo now a virtual event?
Many pandemic-related challenges made hosting an in-person event impossible in 2020. By going virtual, IFAI can offer Expo attendees and exhibitors the same great education content, networking opportunities and the tools to grow their business without risking their health and safety.

Why was the decision made?
Throughout the past several months, IFAI has closely monitored the COVID-19 pandemic and considered how the continuing developments would affect the in-person event in November. The safety of attendees, exhibitors and IFAI employees had to be prioritized.

What happens at a Virtual Expo?
IFAI has selected a digital expo platform for hosting its IFAI Virtual Expo. Attendees can attend education, visit exhibit booths and network with peers at both educational and social events. Although it is different from what IFAI Expo attendees and exhibitors are used to, the virtual platform offers a  great experience.

Who can attend the IFAI Virtual Expo?
Everyone within the textile industry is invited to attend IFAI Virtual Expo. This event is designed to serve those who are in any way a part of the industrial fabrics industry. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the industry or source new materials for projects you have in development that you need assistance with. The exhibitors offer a wide range and depth of options in the industrial fabrics markets.

Will there be an exhibit hall/show floor?
Yes! Companies from around the world will display their products, services and solutions in a virtual exhibit hall. Attendees can visit exhibitors to discover new products and services, watch a video, chat with exhibitors, schedule virtual appointments and learn what products and services are available to help move their businesses forward. The virtual exhibit hall and show floor make it simple for attendees to visit as many exhibit booths as they would like without having to navigate a massive show floor. We are excited about the convenience that attendees will have in exploring hundreds of IFAI Expo exhibitors in half the time.

Will IFAI help pay any cancellation fees or penalties for travel arrangements I have already made?
The timing of the decision to host the 2020 IFAI Expo virtually this fall reduces the likelihood of attendees incurring travel costs for the event. However, IFAI is unable to provide financial assistance for travel fees or penalties.

I am an exhibitor that previously reserved exhibitor space. What happens now? Will I receive a refund?
The IFAI Expo account management team will be in contact over the next several weeks to discuss options regarding the virtual experience and involvement in 2021 when we host IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tenn., USA.

I have additional questions. Who do I ask?
Please call or email:  Annie Kassel, Events and Registration Coordinator
+1 651 225 6987, amkassel@ifai.com