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Webinar: Building Your Future through the Fog of Uncertainty–Clearing through Covid

August 13

12 – 1 pm CST

Members: Free, Non-Members: $39

This unprecedented business environment of COVID-19 has upended the rules of how to advance our organizations. We must now grow in the midst of fear and intense uncertainty. In this live webinar, entrepreneur and leadership speaker Jeffrey Tobin will help you to walk through the fog, showing how to clear a path to the future you choose to build.

Waste Containment System Design Seminar

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.

Webinar: How to Benefit from ASTM and IFAI’s Partnership. Updating CPAI-84 (2020) on Camping Tents: A Case Study

September 17

12 – 1 pm CST

Members: Free, Non-Members: $39

Learn about how:

  • IFAI has partnered with standards development organization ASTM International and industry members to update CPAI-84 for the first time since 1995.
  • The ASTM partnership can be leveraged for additional improvements to CPAI standards affecting other product areas.
  • The “inside baseball” of the changes to the test method and scope of the CPAI-84 standard for camping tents.
  • How the updated CPAI-84 (2020) impacts regulatory compliance for recreational outdoor camping tents and children’s play tents.
  • The continued reliance on CPAI-84 in various state and local codes.

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.

IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase 2020

December 3 – December 4

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.


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.

Tent Expo 2021

January 12 – January 14


POSTPONED to 2022​

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tent rental industry hard and changed the way in which we do business in today’s environment.

At this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of both rental and vendor companies to postpone Tent Expo 2021 to 2022. This will give us all time to reflect and move toward the future with the way we do business. We look forward to January 2022, when we can toast to a new beginning in the industry we are all so passionate about.

STAY TUNED for more info to come on the 2022 event and additional educational opportunities!​

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.

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.