2021

Webinar | Navigating the New SAM.Gov

December 1

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

Free to Members | $39 for Non-Members

There have been significant changes in SAM.gov due to the recent merger with beta.SAM.gov. This has resulted in a new look, new login requirements, and new user features. This webinar will give you a live, hands-on demonstration to help you navigate the new SAM.gov. Participants will learn how to navigate some of the basic SAM.gov features, learn about the different user domains and new security features. If you want to begin federal government contracting, or if you’re already registered in SAM, the information from this webinar will benefit your company.

MFA Virtual Series: Marine Fabrication Around the World

December 2

Virtual

The Marine Fabricators Association Virtual Series is BACK! Join attendees and suppliers as we gather on December 2nd, for a 2-hour look into how fabrication methods vary around the world. Enjoy networking, visiting with suppliers, prize drawings and a fun surprise or two to ring in the holidays. Registration is now open.

Webinar | Year End Tax Strategies

December 8

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

Free to Members | $39 for Non-Members

The end of the year creates an opportunity for planning, both from a business and personal perspective. This webinar will discuss business and personal tax strategies for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

At the end of this session, you will be able to describe the potential legislative changes and identify business and individual tax planning strategies to incorporate into year-end planning.

IFAI Virtual Market Showcase: Medical Textiles

December 9

Virtual

The Latest in Medical Textiles! Check out the next IFAI Virtual Market Showcase taking place on December 9, 2021! The featured topic is Medical Textiles where you'll see the latest materials and manufacturing solutions for medical products. This afternoon event is a chance to connect with the industry on the latest trends and challenges.

Webinar | The Key to Lowering your Turnover

December 15

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

Free to Members | $39 for Non-Members

Hiring has gotten tougher and finding the right applicant almost impossible. This webinar will discuss the constant changing advertising avenues such as social media and advertising boards. Learn how to sell your business to applicants. Then when you get the right employee, learn how to onboard those employees and retain them in order to cut down on your hiring.

2022

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.

SHOT Show Supplier Showcase with IFAI’s Military Division

January 17 – January 18

Palazzo Ballroom

Las Vegas, NV

SHOT Show’s Supplier Showcase takes place before the big show from January 17–18, 2022. This is an exclusive chance for suppliers to present their products to manufacturers. The Military Division’s table is available as an exclusive member benefit for Military Members to display their logo, samples, and reading materials at a fraction of the cost of showing individually.

Tent Expo 2022

January 18 – January 20

ONE DAYTONA

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.​​

NECPA Expo 2022

January 20 – January 22

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)

Warwick, RI

IFAI is partnering with the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) zone to bring you education tracks powered by IFAI’s PAMA/MFA divisions. Featured education sessions cover topics on shop standards, sewing machine techniques, graphics, outdoor dining structures, outdoor fabric cleaning, HR best practices and lean manufacturing. The event is being held Jan. 20-22, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Warwick, RI. Register today with the NECPA at NECPA.org.

Member Exclusive Webinar | Code Consultant Update

January 26

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE | Free for Members

In this member exclusive webinar, IFAI’s Code Consultant Paul Armstrong will provide an update on code issues. Come with your questions for Paul to answer.