2022

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.

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

February 2

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

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.

Member Exclusive Webinar | Fabric Structures/Awnings and The Architectural Community

February 9

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE | Free for Members

Join this member exclusive webinar to gain an understanding of the complexities of the architectural and design (A&D) community. Arlene Simon, MBA, BS will assist the Professional Awning Manufactures Association (PAMA) in understanding the architectural process, the players who influence product selection and determine how to get your product in front of architects and their firms.

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.

Webinar | Technically Not a “Techy” Person

February 16

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Webinar

Free for Members | $39 for Non-Members

Are you a self proclaimed "not techy person" who finds yourself more frustrated by technology every day? Do you know there are probably ways to make it easier, but perhaps you're too embarrassed to ask? In this session, Karen Gordon will cover the very basics in terms of tools you need to know about, shortcuts to help you move faster, and tricks to make your computer run faster. We'll talk about what basic tech tools are worth investing in (a second monitor! I swear!) and what free tools make your life way easier. You’ll leave feeling less overwhelmed and intimidated and more inspired to embrace the tools that will undoubtedly make your life easier.

Product Diversification and Networking Workshop

February 23 – February 24

Sharp's Tarps Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT

Take part in this workshop featuring education and networking focused-around product diversification. Join others in the industry involved in various textile markets—industrial covers, marine products, RV skirting, awnings and more. Let’s discuss equipment, hiring needs, and getting employees up to speed. Enjoy time connecting with fellow fabricators and suppliers. Registration opens in January.