USIFI/NFI Virtual Advocacy Day

April 13 - April 14

The past year has brought many obstacles to the industry, and it is more important than ever to continue advocacy efforts to guide the path forward. This year, USIFI and NFI’s Advocacy Days will be held virtually to connect with government officials to discuss important trade and government procurement textile issues with Congress and key executive branch policymakers. Exclusive to USIFI and NFI Division Members, this event is vital to influencing policy decisions around key issues that impact industrial textile manufacturers.

This year’s event will begin with an exclusive session on lobbying virtually along with a deep-dive discussion of the issues with USIFI/NFI lobbyists the morning of April 13. Participants will be prepared as needed on how to connect on an online platform.  Meetings will follow, beginning the afternoon of April 13 and carrying through the day on April 14.  As in past years, we anticipate a combination of larger group meetings with committees of jurisdiction and meetings tailored to the companies participating to meet with their individual Congressional delegations and staff.


Tuesday, April 13

10:00 am EST Lobbying education and review of issues
Take this time to understand the current asks and stances on the issues and discuss any questions needed to prepare for your upcoming meetings.

Afternoon: Meetings with the Executive Branch officials and Members of Congress and staff

Wednesday, April 14

Full day: Meetings with Members of Congress and/or key staff

Schedule and meeting links to be provided

Participation is free for USIFI and NFI Members

Other IFAI members can inquire about participation opportunities to Janelle Buerkley at

Please log in to register for USIFI/NFI Virtual Advocacy Day.


April 13 10:00 am

April 14 5:00 pm