The industry's "Main Event" focused on advanced textiles, sustainable design and exporting opportunities
IFAI Expo Americas 2011, the specialty fabrics industry's top-performing trade event in the Americas, hosted 5,066 registered participants from 43 countries at the Baltimore Convention Center, as the industry gathered at the largest industry showcase of products, knowledge and accomplishments.
The strength of the specialty fabrics industry was on display at the Industrial Fabrics Association International's signature Expo Americas trade show. This is an industry that runs on innovation, and the trade show floor buzzed as 340 top companies from 18 countries exhibited the latest in fabrics, fiber, films and chemicals, end products, components, equipment, and technology services. IFAI Expo Americas' well-known breadth enables connections to be made throughout the industry's value chain.
Feedback was that the quality of attendees was very good, and exhibitors made numerous new contacts with customers. Howie Granat, Granat Industries, Inc., was pleased with the buyer attendance: "It's been another fabulous year. We've been exhibiting for 15 years and we scanned the most ever on the first day. Our average is 40 leads, and this year we scanned 60!" More.