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IFAI Expo 2018

Mon, October 15 - Thu, October 18, 2018 Dallas, Texas
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 650 S Griffin St Dallas, Texas 75202 United States

About IFAI Expo 2018

IFAI EXPO, DALLAS, OCTOBER 15-18, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International is thrilled to offer you the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America. This is the place to see new and innovative products, learn from the experts, meet influential industry leaders and so much more.

For close to a century, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo has been regarded as the industrial fabric industry’s flagship show for commerce, networking and knowledge. This October 15-18, we are thrilled to bring you our biggest, boldest, best event yet — the 2018 IFAI Expo in Dallas, Texas. This year, IFAI Expo is co-locating with CAMX, the composites and advanced materials Expo. This means;

  • Attend two show floors and the IFAI Pre-Expo Conference — one place, one price
  • Explore 800+ exhibitors on the combined show floor, including 40 who are new to IFAI Expo
  • Network with more than 12,000+ specialty fabrics, advanced textiles, composites, and shade and weather protection professionals
  • Be among the first in the industry to see and try new products
  • Train your team

IFAI Expo 2018 represents various markets within the industrial fabrics industry including but not limited to:

  • Specialty Fabrics
  • Advanced Textiles
  • Smart Fabrics
  • Shade and Weather Protection
  • Military
  • Marine
  • Geosynthetics
  • Fabric Structures
  • Check out the divisions and markets IFAI serves at ifai.com

Biggest. Boldest. Best.  

From blue-ribbon BBQ to its huge State Fair, everything is super-sized in Texas! With your wish list in hand and our sights set on the Lone Star State, we partnered with two independent, association-hosted events to bring you the most-expansive, exciting Expo yet:

  • CAMX – the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo:
    Created in 2014 to connect and advance all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is North America’s go-to composites event for products, solutions, networking and thought leadership. CAMX is co-produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).
  • GeoDallas Conference — “Geosynthetics in Transportation and Environmental Applications”
    Train your team at GeoDallas a two-day regional conference organized by IFAI that features short courses, panel discussions, case studies and training lectures for geotechnical, civil and environmental engineers. This outstanding event is supported by Geosynthetics Magazine and the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA). Attendees benefit from three full days of access to the Geosynthetics Pavilion show floor and will earn 14 professional development hours.

 

About IFAI Expo 2016

IFAI EXPO, OCTOBER 18 – 21, 2016:

WHAT IS IFAI EXPO?

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics, advanced textiles, shade and geosynthetic marketplaces. IFAI Expo 2016 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

Drawing on more than 100 years of trade show experience, IFAI Expo has been the foundation of providing the specialty fabrics industry a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge. With the addition of advanced textiles and an all-new shade area from 2015, the show continues to service all aspects of the industry. IFAI Expo 2016 is the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America.

WHERE IS IFAI EXPO LOCATED?

This event will take place at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, USA. The Charlotte Convention Center features a variety of new canal-side restaurants, clubs, music venues and attractions. Come and see for yourself.  Whether you are hosting or attending an event here, you'll enjoy discovering the riverfront jewel that is the Charlotte Convention Center! 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND IFAI EXPO?

Anyone interested in this field.

WHAT IS IFAI EXPO ALL ABOUT?

The event program will be designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion. It will include an extensive range of topics with keynotes, concurrent sessions, case studies, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations.

  • SPECIALTY FABRICS: Explore traditional market suppliers from fabric, equipment and hardware to services needed to manufacture end products.
  • ADVANCED TEXTILES: Innovative suppliers highlight partnerships throughout the supply chain in technical textiles markets including medical, automotive, wearables, safety/protective, performance wear, and aerospace.
  • SHADE & WEATHER PROTECTION: Discover end products from retractable awning systems, shade structures and canopies to motorized shade and weather solutions.

Show highlights:

  • Super Tuesday – Education, tours, and a keynote lunch designed for the Specialty Fabrics market
  • Opening Reception – Fun for all at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening
  • Wednesday and Thursday Opening Keynotes – Free inspiration for all attendees, prior to show floor open 
  • Campfire Sessions – Triple the number of education sessions over last year, with a special location for the Specialty Fabrics show floor Campfire
  • Testing – Earn certification from North Carolina State University through the testing program
  • Equipment Workshops – New this year: revamped to improve the attendee and exhibitor experience

Additional highlights:

  • Fabric Sourcing Center – Hundreds of exhibitor’s materials in one prime location along with education and industry information
  • International Achievement Awards – See the industry’s best in technical skill, innovation and design excellence
  • Networking and Receptions – Interact, engage and grow your business
  • New product displays – The best breakthrough products are easier to find than ever

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND IFAI EXPO?

IFAI Expo is a dynamic event experience combining textile industry experts, manufacturers, members and attendees to deliver innovative, industry-shaping solutions. Whether your business is specialty fabrics, advanced textiles or shade and weather protection, IFAI Expo can take you to the next level.

About IFAI Expo 2015

IFAI Expo 2015 offers the broadest exposure to the foundation and the future of the entire specialty fabrics industry, with more than 400 exhibits.  Experience fresh ideas and creative thinking for new products, applications, markets and business practices!

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