Integrating smart homes and window treatments: overcoming the challenges

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

Even bottled water is marketed as “smart” these days, notes Andre Comitre, COO of Artisan Window Fashions, but that claim does not make it true. Similarly, “smart homes” are easy to tout, but the reality of fully-integrated systems is still in the process of being realized. Comitre, an archi…
Case studies in shade sail design

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

Wholesale Shade’s Robin DuBroy, director of training programs, and Gregg Burrows, sales manager, presented a session at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 about shade sail design and installation. Using numerous case studies of various designs and difficulty levels, the speakers discussed each project in term…
Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education begins

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with a presentation by Dr. Sasha Stolyarov, CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). His presentation, “The Development of Advanced Functional Fibers and Fa…
Bally Ribbon Mills to participate in IFAI Virtual Expo 2020

October 29, 2020  |  Company News, Expo News

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, has announced that it will showcase its high-quality, high-performance webbing at the Industrial Fabrics Association Virtual Expo (IFAI) 2020 taking place November …
Five tips for attending a virtual conference

October 1, 2020  |  Expo News

Like so many organizations, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opted to host its Expo 2020 on a virtual platform. Attendees and exhibitors can expect to experience all the major components of past Expos, including education, networking opportunities and access to resources that …
Virtual Expo 2020: timely, relevant, essential

October 1, 2020  |  Expo News

Several years ago, the conference management team at Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) started planning the 100th annual Expo event. People asked, “You mean the 100th anniversary of the organization?” “No,” I clarified. “The organization is older than the show, and we did…
IFAI Expo 2020: Plan your virtual experience

October 1, 2020  |  Expo News

Since the first show in 1918, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo has been the textile industry’s flagship event for buying, selling, networking, learning and having fun—all designed to help participants grow the bottom line of their businesses. This year, for the first …
IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21, 2020  |  Expo News

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Me…
Quick FAQs on IFAI’s virtual Expo

September 1, 2020  |  Expo News

The industry comes together via technology in an unusual year.   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…
IFAI Expo 2020 goes virtual

September 1, 2020  |  Expo News, Feature

Get ready to experience IFAI Expo in an exciting virtual environment. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the entire textile industry to pivot in 2020 and capitalize on emerging opportunities. In a similar fashion, IFAI has taken up the challenge to host its annual Expo in a digital environment …