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,…
IFAI Expo keynote address

October 12, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

At today’s keynote address, noted economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg attempted to answer the question on everyone’s mind these days: “Are we in a recession??” His answer? “We’re not in a recession yet…but we’re going to get there.” The pandemic may be over, but the economy is sinking. …
Answers to your Supply Chain questions!

August 8, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News, Webinars

CONNECT by ATA will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney of Kuehne + Nagel Inc. on August 30! Get the answers to your supply chain questions from an expert at this live session on August 30 from 1-2pm EDT. Can’t make it to the live session? Email &hel…
Advanced Textiles Association debuts new logo

July 28, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), recently launched their new logo. ATA became the official new name of the association formerly known as Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), on June 1 and have now released their new look. The goal was to find a name and acronym that was more incl…
Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9, 2022  |  IFAI news, Industry News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, i…
Ask Me Anything May 10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28, 2022  |  IFAI news

The Advanced Textiles Association will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by ATA’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and tari…
IFAI board chair Amy Bircher hosts “Ask Me Anything” on IFAI Connect

February 1, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

New IFAI Board Chair Amy Bircher was recently featured in the January issue of Specialty Fabrics Review, but she also participated in an “Ask Me Anything” session on the IFAI CONNECT forum. She fielded questions on a number of topics ranging from labor shortages and supply chain issues to stayin…