IFAI Smart Fabrics Summit displays growth and innovation in Washington, D.C.

May 2nd, 2018

The second edition of Smart Fabrics Summit, cohosted by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, demonstrated the advancements happening in this fast-growing segment of the textile industry. A capacity crowd of public and private experts and innovators filled the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the daylong […]

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IFAI names Schiffman new president and CEO

April 20th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, the new president and CEO of IFAI. He will replace Mary Hennessy, who is retiring June 1, 2018, after holding the position for the last six years. Schiffman had a long and successful career in publishing before […]

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IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

April 19th, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the signing of an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) in New Delhi to provide representation for IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary […]

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IFAI announces retirement of president and CEO Mary Hennessy

February 1st, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), parent company of Geosynthetics magazine, has announced the retirement, effective June 1, 2018, of its president and CEO, Mary Hennessy. The IFAI board of directors has begun a search for her replacement and plans to name the person by May 1, 2018. Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage LLC and […]

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IFAI Expo 2017 is a great success

October 26th, 2017

IFAI Expo 2017 attracted more than 4,500 participants to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., September 26–29. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 380 exhibitors, schedule one-on-one meetings with industry professionals and hear expert advice from more than 50 industry speakers. “There’s so much information and there’s so much […]

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IFAI announces Annual Meeting and division meetings at IFAI Expo

August 21st, 2017

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Annual Meeting at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. All members of IFAI are invited to attend. “You'll find out about […]

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IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

October 31st, 2016

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry's show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and awards recognizing industry achievement. "We […]

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