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Event Overview:

IFAI Expo comes to Charlotte, NC in 2016 with its premier textile trade show event, featuring:

  • The broadest marketplace connecting thousands of attendees with more than 400 exhibitors
  • Global connections and networking through events, education and meetings
  • Comprehensive programming to generate ideas, provide solutions and promote business growth
  • Numerous experiences showcasing the breadth and innovation of the industry


Drawing on more than 100 years of trade show experience, IFAI Expo has been the foundation of providing the specialty fabrics industry a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge. With the addition of advanced textiles and an all-new shade area for 2015, the show continues to service all aspects of the industry.


This premier event showcases awnings, digital printing, graphics, tarps, tents and more. Educational components include panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and engaging sessions to help advance your business.


This specialty event showcases products such as aerospace, engineering, geosynthetics, medical, safety and technical, as well as military goods. Educational components focus on application-based uses blending technology and materials.


The world of shade and weather protection comes alive as traditional awning and tent coverings to reinforced mechanical barriers, canopies, and motorized solutions are on display.

Attendee Information:

IFAI Expo is organized for your benefit. Experience fresh ideas and creative thinking for new products, applications, markets and business practices. Connect with industry leaders from around the globe. No other textile trade event puts you face-to-face with fiber producers, fabric suppliers, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

As the largest specialty fabrics event in the Americas, this show offers the broadest exposure to the foundation and the future of the entire specialty fabrics industry, with more than 400 exhibits.

Connect with all levels of industry professionals at receptions, luncheons, special events and on the trade show floor.

Exhibitor Information:

More than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers, will converge at IFAI Expo. Become an exhibitor and receive unprecedented access to this coveted audience. We can help you promote your products and services—get started today by checking out our booth pricing.

About IFAI:

IFAI is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. We invest more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.

IFAI Divisions offer seminars, workshops, educational programs, conferences, publications, marketing tools, standards development and more. The Divisions work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. IFAI’s award-winning magazines and websites deliver timely industry information to help you stay informed about your marketplace.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the IFAI Expo 2016: Industrial Fabrics Association International? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/18/2016 - 10/21/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 10/19/2016 - 10/21/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed, 11am-5:30pm; Thurs, 11am-5:30pm; Fri, 10:30am-3pm (Subject to Change)
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Apparel Textile Fiber
Other Industries: Apparel Textile Fiber, Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Manufacturing
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Audience: Specialty Fabrics/Technical Textiles Industry Professionals
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center
Venue Phone: (704) 339-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:400 (Previous Year)
Show Owner:IFAI
Show Manager:IFAI
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $3,540   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 20' $7,330   Water: n/a
10' x 30' $9,490   Generator: n/a
10' x 40' $11,645 (Prices subject to change)   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: n/a
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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