Webinar | Year End Tax Strategies

December 8

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


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.

Webinar | The Key to Lowering your Turnover

December 15

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


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.


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


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


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.

Webinar | SELL MORE SHADE SAILS – Produce Powerful Designs with Shadow Analysis in Minutes

February 2

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


Free to Members | $39 for Non-Members

Preparing winning quotations with quality conceptual drawings anyone can understand is difficult and time consuming. Compounding this, councils, schools, and care centers are now demanding quotations include a shadow analysis to confirm their investment will perform. Producing better concept drawings, faster will increase the chance your quote will be successful.

MFA Workshop

February 10 – February 11

Charlton's Marine Canvas

Yorktown, VA

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for 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 expand your skills. Registration open mid November.

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.