Tarp Association Virtual Series 2021

May 11 – May 18


The Tarp Association (TA) Virtual Series is a 2-part online event occurring May 11 and May 18, 2021. The goal of this series is to build connections and offer a space to share and learn from others in your industry. We have designed this event to be held over two afternoons for just 2.5 hours per day, making it easy for you to fit it into your busy schedule! Take part in virtual conversations, engage in roundtables, panel discussion and education on business topics and tarp systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with your industry.

Makers Division Webinar Series | Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two

May 13

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


The Makers Division Presents: Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by IFAI’s Makers division. In this short series, you will receive a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs.

In part two, we will focus on the single needle lockstitch machine and how to troubleshoot problems with thread, needles, tension and more.

Webinar | ICC Code Changes: Process and Proposal

May 18

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


IFAI’s Code Consultant Paul Armstrong will present on the process and current proposals for the 2021 Group A International Code Council (ICC) code development cycle. An overview of current and future issues will be covered including: wind load, large versus small scale testing, combustible flame retardancy requirements, challenges with water barrel ballasting, outdoor dining and drive through tents.

IFAI Virtual Market Showcase: New Materials and Developments in Shade

May 27


Join this virtual event to see the new and upcoming products, materials and services through demonstrations, live Q&A, videos and more. This event is the chance to engage with companies providing the latest in the featured topic: New Materials and Developments in Shade. Connect with industry on the latest trends and challenges within the market through presentations and networking.

Outlook Conference 2021

August 29 – August 31

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head, SC

The Outlook Conference is the premier leadership event for the specialty textile industry. Co-developed by the IFAI divisions of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), the conference is a two-day education and networking event for industry executives and key decision makers in the specialty textile industry.

IFAI Expo 2021

November 1 – November 4

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

Advanced Textiles Conference Education: Nov. 1

Show Floor Dates: Nov. 2 - 4

For more than a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where over 4,000 industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.​


November 4 – November 5

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

Register now! Join us as we bring the geotechnical industry back together for the first all plenary geosynthetics event featuring: Representatives from The Army Corp of Engineers, FHWA, FAA, and the Koerner Award Lecture: Geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments: Bridging theory and practice presented by Prof. Jie Han Ph.D.


Marine Fabricators Conference 2022

January 13 – January 15

Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC

Join us at the annual Marine Fabricators conference at Wild Dunes, Charleston's Island Resort located in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue.

Tent Expo 2022

January 18 – January 20


Daytona Beach, FL

​​​Tent Expo is the biggest show of its kind in North America for the tent rental and supply industry. Every two years, hundreds of CEOs, colleagues, installer and suppliers come together to network, learn, stretch their thinking and revel in new product innovations and techniques under awe-inspiring tent displays.​​

Women in Textiles Summit 2022

February 16 – February 18

Chateau Elan

Braselton, GA

Come as colleagues and leave as friends. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women and men through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The event will explore how women are contributing to the success of their organizations and the textile industry.

Registration opens September 2021