IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11th, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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IFAI Expo’s ExpoONLINE available now

October 22nd, 2021

Downtown Nashville, Tenn. Photograph by Tabitha Kaylee Hawk. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. Have you had a chance to check out ExpoONLINE? The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 2–4, is fast approaching, and we hope you’ll find this new online community a beneficial tool to enhance your IFAI Expo experience. ExpoONLINE helps attendees […]

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Sun Shading Expo North America moves co-location debut with IFAI Expo to 2022

July 12th, 2021

Downtown Nashville, Tenn. Messe Stuttgart announced that their new U.S.-based show, Sun Shading Expo North America, will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more. The premiere of Sun […]

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IFAI Expo 2021 opens call for presentations

January 29th, 2021

IFAI Expo 2021, the premier industrial, specialty and advanced textiles event in the U.S., is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers to present at the show on Nov. 2–4, and the Advanced Textiles Conference on Nov. 1, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the industry to share educational content […]

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IFAI Expo 2021 issues call for presentations

January 5th, 2021

IFAI Expo 2021 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. IFAI Expo 2021 will be held Nov. 2–4, 2021, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., with education happening Nov. 1–4, 2021. See below for the types of presentations, education content categories and the timeline of the submission process. To fill out the submission […]

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A primer on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

November 5th, 2020

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) offers lots of attractive benefits: studies have shown that ESOPs improve productivity, increase sales and improve return on assets, plus they offer great tax advantages. But more than any of these attributes, an ESOP offers the owner of a company peace of mind and an enduring legacy. “Many times, […]

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IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21st, 2020

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 Messe Stuttgart’s new U.S. show named Sun Shading Expo North America […]

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Registration for IFAI Virtual Expo is open

August 25th, 2020

IFAI Expo is going completely virtual and will be hosted online Nov. 2–12, 2020. By registering for IFAI Virtual Expo, attendees can attend education sessions, virtual networking events, keynote speakers and browse through a virtual show floor filled with exhibitors displaying their latest products and services. What can you expect from an IFAI Virtual Expo? Find […]

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IFAI Expo going virtual for 2020

July 29th, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable, decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. to an online-only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place over several […]

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Puerto Rico pups steal hearts at IFAI Expo 2019

October 3rd, 2019

Four puppies are hoping to find their lifetime human companions on the show floor of IFAI Expo 2019. Amid the latest fabrics, equipment, technology and services for the specialty fabrics industry, Lorenzo, Lilo, Lolo, and Lulo stole hearts, and, according to some dog lovers—the show—at IFAI Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla. For this Expo, the […]

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