Government experts present exporting how-tos - FREE at IFAI Expo Americas 2011

A series of value-packed free bonus sessions will be offered at IFAI Expo Americas 2011 focusing on the global marketplace and business-building information you need on exporting. Expert speakers include:

  • Kim Glas,Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Representative Larry Kissell (D-NC) (invited)
  • Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior International Trade Specialist
  • Lawrence Brill, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) U.S. Department of Commerce

Session Schedule:

Tuesday, 25 Oct., 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - "Exporting for Profit - If not now, when?" 
A presentation by Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior International Trade Specialist and Lawrence Brill, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) U.S. Department of Commerce, which gives a general overview of export marketing opportunities and procedures for U.S. specialty fabrics producers and suppliers. An overview of basic export procedures will be discussed with a focus on those with little-to-no export experience.

The following two sessions are complimentary with the purchase of a full IFAI Expo Americas 2011 and/or a full AT Americas '11 registration.

Wednesday, 26 Oct., 8:00 am - 9:15 am - "U.S. and Global Marketplace Perspective for Specialty Fabrics" 
Organized by the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI). 

Join U.S. Representative Larry Kissell (D-NC) (invited), and Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, for a discussion on the global marketplace for specialty fabrics. Congressman Kissel will share Washington D.C.'s perspective on legislative and governmental issues facing the U.S. textile industry. In addition there will be a panel discussion with international experts providing insights into global trade issues, Berry Amendment extension and enforcement initiatives and global raw goods markets that affect the YU.S. specialty fabrics industry. 

Wednesday, 26 Oct. - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - "Performance Textiles: Assuring Product Quality" 
Organized by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). 

This seminar will examine test methods used to evaluate performance textile to assure product quality. Get a better understanding of how standardized tests allow you to compare products and learn what the results actually mean. Learn how testing can improve the reputation and bottom line of your business.  

For the complete conference schedule details at IFAI Expo Americas 2011 click here.

IFAI Expo Asia 2011 Overview for Suppliers - Time TBD
There will also be a special session on IFAI Expo Asia 2012, your gateway to business opportunities in Asia Pacific (including Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, China and 14 other emerging countries for technical textiles.