IFAI Canada Expo schedule

Thursday, March 12

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marine Workshop

Learn the latest in tricks of the trade from some of the Marine Fabricator Association's (MFA) panel of experts. This three-hour workshop will educate attendees on:

Enclosures - Luc's Secrets
Luc Meloche, Eau-Vent LM, Inc.

  • Learn full enclosure techniques for sailboats working in colder environments, an approach that will extend your season by two months; increase living space and increase comfort.

Design for Success
Jeff Viehmeyer, Alameda Canvas Inc.

  • Focus on elements to think about up front, ensuring the end product functions properly, is durable, gives a good value for the money, and is esthetically pleasing. The course includes actual good/bad design photos for group comment and discussion.

Boat Interiors: New solutions to old problems
Katie Bradford, Custom Marine Canvas

  • Get new inspiration and find a different procedure on carpets, window treatments, mattresses, and bedding.

Presented by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Sales Program - the Conversational Sales Method
Rob Malec, Business Works Consulting

This tactic will teach participants how to leverage value as they help influence buyers to make sound business decisions using their products and services.

The workshop will feature tailored content for each participant, as well as valuable takeaways.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibit Viewing for Pass Holders

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits open

5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Friday, March 13

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Annual Meeting/Awards

9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Equipment Workshop - Welding

Which Welding is Right for You?
Traci Evling, JTE Machine Systems, Inc.

The workshop will address five different industrial fabric welding technologies, how each technology works, along with when and where each technology is best applied. A live demonstration of one of the technologies will be included, along with examples of others. Current innovations and automation advancements will be discussed and a Q&A session will be included at the end of the session.

10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Equipment Workshop - Sewing

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.