2021

MFA Virtual Series 2021

January 28 – March 18

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series is a 3-part online event occurring January 28th, February 18th and March 18. Each 2-hour event is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions and vendor spotlights, video shop tours, and/or awards presentations, giveaways, and more!

These short events are designed with the busy fabricator in mind, plan now to set aside just two hours a month and take advantage of this opportunity. Best of all, MFA members pay nothing to attend and non-members can participate at the low price of $169 for all three events!

Webinar: Sewing Machine Basics Series: Getting the Most Out of Your Industrial Sewing Machine

February 11

1 – 2 pm EST

Free for Members and $39 for Non-members

The Makers Division presents: Sewing Machine Basics, a 3-part webinar series

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 3-part series, you will receive a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs.

IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase 2021

February 19 – February 22

Virtual

Make plans to attend this virtual event on Feb. 19 and Feb. 22, 2021 virtually from your home or office. Grow your industry knowledge with session topics on sewing training, business, solar fabrication and more! Network with fabricators and suppliers. Discover what’s new at the virtual showcase tabletops.

Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

February 22 – February 25

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 is co-located with the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. This must-attend event features more than 3,000 combined geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors, manufacturers and installers coming together to network and learn.

Women in Textiles Summit 2021

March 3 – March 5

Chateau Elan Resort & Winery

Conduct business while making connections at the Women in Textiles Summit 2021. The Summit gathers some of the brightest leaders in the textiles industry to share, grow and network. 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.

Outlook Conference 2021

April 25 – April 27

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

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

Nashville, Tennessee

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.​

2022

Marine Fabricators Conference 2022

January 13 – January 15

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

ONE DAYTONA

​​​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.​​

Outlook Conference 2022

April 24 – April 26

The Omni Homestead Resort

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.