Achieve management excellence

October 19, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI news, News

“Rarely does someone go into business because they’re passionate about building a team,” says Madeleine MacRae, owner and founder of HomePro Toolbox. MacRae told participants in her Expo 2022 session “Management Excellence” that effective management doesn’t often come naturally to anyone…
Considering outside sales? Read this first

October 18, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI news, News

The Expo 2022 session “Oh Crap, Here Comes the Competition: Time to Add Outside Sales” was a fast-paced discussion about assessing your company’s existing sales structure and determining whether and how to add outside salespeople. With 30 years of experience, James Auerbach, VP, Event Segment,…
Cybersecurity basics: Don’t trust anybody

October 17, 2022  |  Expo News, News

The overriding message of John Stengel’s Expo 2022 session “Hacking the Supply Chain” was “Trust no one and verify everything.” Stengel, CEO and president of JSCM Group, which manages cybersecurity for companies and governmental organizations, has spent 20 years preventing cyberattacks and…
IFAI Expo 2022 call for presentations

December 20, 2021  |  Expo News, Industry News, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International is now accepting proposals for presentations at IFAI Expo 2022. IFAI Expo will take place Oct. 12-14, 2022, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., with education Oct. 11-14. IFAI is accepting proposals for 50-minute classroom sessions …
IFAI Expo: Leveraging rental tents during and after the pandemic

November 4, 2021  |  Expo News, News

Jim Reyen, business director at Johnson Outdoors Inc./Eureka! Big Tents Division, presented the campfire session “Leveraging Rental Tents During and After the COVID Pandemic” at IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tenn. During the session, Reyen explained the changing demands for tents throughout various st…
IFAI Expo: Shade sail dos and don’ts

November 3, 2021  |  Expo News, News

Shade sails offer a great business opportunity for fabricators, but it’s important to keep some key “dos and don’ts” in mind. That was the message from Shazeebo owner and founder Patrick Howe during his presentation “Shade Sails Dos and Don’ts—A Deep Dive,” presented at the IFAI Expo…
IFAI Expo: How to outsell your competition

November 3, 2021  |  Expo News, News

During the education session “Outselling Your Competition: Four Activities Your Sales Team Must Be Doing Post-COVID” at IFAI Expo 2021 in Nashville, Tenn., James Auerbach, vice president—event segment for the American Rental Association, shared four measurable and respectable pillars that all …
IFAI Expo: Nature-based infrared wellness

November 2, 2021  |  Expo News, News

Hologenix, the makers of Celliant, has introduced a fully biodegradable infrared viscose material that is embedded with an infrared mineral complex designed to harness and reflect human energy. Monday afternoon, during the Advanced Textiles Conference at IFAI Expo 2021, the company’s chief supply …