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2019

Leading Through Change and Disruption

September 11

In business, we want more success, less stress, and greater satisfaction. We know that gimmicks and quick fixes won’t work and we realize that we must solve problems at the root cause, not the symptoms level. This webinar will give unique insights and tools to prepare organizations, leaders and staff for today’s constant and inevitable change.

Webinar: Engaging and Retaining Key Employees

September 24

Organizations become more effective when they can increase the population of “A” players – defined as those who are top performers both in behavior and performance. Determining who are the “A” players from Receptionist to Project Manager to Sales Rep is both art & science. Most organizations develop the “art” of understanding the kind of relevant experience necessary for their jobs and pinpointing the required education/academic training. Determining where your employees fall on the performance scale will be critical to how you run and operate your business. This session will expand on these concepts and discuss findings on how to keep good employees engaged as well. With this insight you’ll be better equipped to “get the right people in the right seats”.

IFAI Expo 2019

October 1 – October 4

Orange County Convention Center (South Concourse)

Orlando, Florida

Join 5,000+ textiles professionals, 3+ days of education, more than 300 exhibitors. Find new products to help you in your business, network with peers, discover new opportunities.

AUSA 2019

October 14 – October 16

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

IFAI’s Military Division will exhibit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. By joining IFAI, you can gain visibility through a sponsorship and display your products with tabletop space at this event. 

2019 MFA Southeast Regional Workshop

October 25 – October 26

Venue: Southern Stitch Canvas & Upholstery, LLC

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for regional workshops to learn hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners and share business information while you socialize and tour the marine shop.

2019 MFA Great Lakes Regional Workshop

November 1 – November 2

Venue: Marine Tops Unlimited, Inc.

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for regional workshops to learn hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners and share business information while you socialize and tour the marine shop

IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase Fall 2019

November 14 – November 15

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport Hotel

Make plans to attend this 1.5 day conference in Seattle, WA. Grow your industry knowledge with session topics on cutting rooms, industrial sewing machine maintenance, shade sails, foam and more! Network with fabricators and suppliers. Discover what’s new at the showcase tabletops featuring products and services. Plus, tour the headquarters of Rainier Industries.

2020

Marine Fabricators Conference 2020

January 9 – January 11

Plaza Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach, FL

Join us at the annual Marine Fabricators Conference in Daytona Florida. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue.

Tent Conference 2020

January 22 – January 24

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

Join us at Tent Conference, Jan. 22-24, in River Ranch, FL. This biennial event features a robust educational schedule designed to help grow your business, valuable networking opportunities, access to the industry's top material suppliers and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) business meeting.

Women in Textiles Summit 2020

February 19 – February 21

Renaissance Nashville

If you have been looking for answers, the Women in Textiles Summit is for you. This groundbreaking event provides opportunities to cultivate positive relationships, encourages new industry trailblazers and elevates your expertise by exposing new voices, relatable stories and diverse perspectives.