First IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on shade market

April 27, 2021  |  Events, IFAI news, News

A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade.
ITMC Conference postponed to September 2022

April 22, 2021  |  Company News, Events, News

CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is postponing the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) to 2022, due to the pandemic. The event now will be held …
IFAI announces new dates for Outlook Conference 2021

March 30, 2021  |  Events, IFAI news, News

IFAI’s Outlook Conference 2021 has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 29–31, 2021, at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, S.C.
Renewable energy sources are the future of the marine industry

February 23, 2021  |  Events

In a highly informative and detailed education session during the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, John Martin, Ph. D., Appalachian State University, gave a presentation that examined the history, present day use and future of solar and wind energy in the marine i…
Employers face continued challenges creating employee pandemic policies

February 23, 2021  |  Events

Kicking off the second day of the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, human resources expert, Chad Sorenson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, from Adaptive HR Solutions LLC, presented a session entitled “Employee Strategies in the midst of COVID-19.” Sorenson says that for the pa…
Improve scheduling in your shop with a digital job board

February 23, 2021  |  Events

Torey Heinz, the founder of Shopflow productivity software for marine, canvas and upholstery shops, discussed the importance of shop scheduling during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Heinz introduced the idea of using a digital job board t…
Women in Textiles Summit going virtual

February 1, 2021  |  Events, News

Due to continuing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and feedback from conference participants, IFAI has decided to transform the Women in Textiles Summit into a virtual event taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5. The timing will mimic an in-pe…