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Webinar Re-broadcast: Are Building Codes and Standards Important or a Hindrance to your Business

September 22

1 – 2 pm CST

Free Member Exclusive!

Join us for a re-broadcast of this popular webinar with new live Q&A.

This course will provide a brief review of the Building Code sections that impact the Awning Industry and the related enforcement issues. It will end with a discussion of why and how such codes are developed and how you can be involved. There will also be time at the end for discussion on code enforcement experiences.

Webinar Re-broadcast: PAMA Safety Webinar

September 29

1 – 2 pm CST

Free Member Exclusive!

Join us for a re-broadcast of this popular webinar with new live Q&A.

This webinar will focus on OSHA regulations that pertain to the awning and shade industry and how they apply to manufacturing. Discover the most common OSHA violations in the industry, shop and site installation hazards and the best practices.

Waste Containment System Design Seminar – A Virtual Event

October 20 – October 22

This technical training opportunity is the fourth in a series of landfill design seminars that has been developed to provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula.

IFAI Virtual Expo 2020

November 2 – November 12

For close to a century, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo has been regarded as the industrial fabric industry’s flagship show for commerce, networking and knowledge. As the premier industrial, specialty and advanced textiles event, IFAI Expo attracts approximately 5,000 industry stakeholders from around the world for four days of buying and selling, networking, learning and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line. For more information please visit the website.

GMA Virtual Fall Lobby Day 2020

November 19

As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, GMA is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for success. Many members of Congress are now advocating for our industry, in large part, due to GMA's lobbying efforts along with the support and involvement of GMA members. It is critical that GMA members continue to educate members of Congress about national issues affecting companies within their districts and states. GMA appreciates the hard work of our members and will continue to be a strong industry advocate.


Marine Fabricators Conference 2021

January 7 – January 9

Sheraton New Orleans

Join us at the annual Marine Fabricators Conference 2021 taking place at the Sheraton New Orleans, overlooking the French Quarter. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency, and increase revenue.

IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase 2021

February 18 – February 19

Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel

Registration is Now Open - Make plans to attend this 1.5-day conference. 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. Also, there will be a shop tour.

Geosynthetics Conference 2021

February 21 – February 24

Kansas City Convention Center

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.