2018

IFAI Webinar: Smart Fabrics Market, Current Developments

January 17

This IFAI webinar provides a comprehensive overview of recent smart fabric applications used in a number of government, commercial, medical and consumer market segments. The discussion will cover developments in the military, law enforcement, safety and protective markets, the wearable electronics consumer retail market, the biophysical monitoring market and more. The presentation will also cover nanotechnology and its use in various market segments. Future directions for smart fabrics, market size and growth rate figures for global and U.S. smart fabric markets are also part of this discussion.

Tent Conference 2018

January 18 – January 19

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West

Registration is now open. Tent Conference delivers an event for leaders of the tent rental industry. Working with the Tent Rental Division of IFAI and our community of industry experts we provide owners and executives with a forum for unmatched networking opportunities, relevant industry updates and valuable leadership education.

Makers Division Webinar 1 of 5: Navigating the First Prototype Conversation – Five Questions You Need to Ask!

January 18

Don’t let unrealistic client expectations and too little information rule your development process and plans. Learn five essential questions to ask in your first client prototype conversation to reveal the true scope of the project and determine if you have the right expertise.

Marine Fabricators Conference 2018

January 25 -27, 2018

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Registration is Now Open.
The annual Marine Fabricator Conference is designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue. This three-day event features a variety of education and training from hands-on to classroom presentations, business and more!

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

February 8 - 9, 2018

Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

Registration is now open. IFAI Canada Expo promotes and expands the Canadian marketplace for the textile industry. In conjunction with the foremost industry leaders and experts this event provides a forum for connection through the latest in education and networking opportunities.

Makers Division Webinar 2 of 5: Prototypes and Timing – Setting a Realistic Timeline with Clients

February 15

Discover the eight phases of setting a realistic timeline for prototype development including design inputs, engineering, proposals, validation and more. Prevent surprises in the manufacturing process with key information to assess and determine before you establish a timeline for clients or for yourself.

Makers Division Webinar 3 of 5: Prototypes – Cost Considerations For Prototypes and Production

March 8

Develop a cost-effective plan for prototype development with this webinar learn about often overlooked costs in technical, administrative and meetings, shipping and more, that can eat away at your bottom line.

Makers Division Webinar 4 of 5: Prototypes – Safety Considerations and Regulations

April 12

American National Manufacturing, Inc. Not knowing about safety risks and regulations is no excuse when it comes to the law. This webinar discusses product use and how it effects safety. Learn about warranties, warnings and cautions that create safe behavior and protect your company. Learn the basics of liability insurance and governing bodies that oversee product safety to prevent injury and liabilities.

Smart Fabrics Summit 2018

April 24, 2018

Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center

April 24, 2018 The Smart Fabrics Summit 2018, co-hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), provides a forum for public and private sector leaders in technology, apparel, and textiles to highlight recent developments in the smart fabrics industry, identify opportunities for collaboration, and discuss key industry challenges.​

Outlook Conference 2018

May 6 - 9, 2018

Attend the premier leadership forum for the specialty fabrics industry