|Industrial Fabrics Association International IFAI Expo Americas 2013 -- Textile Fabrics, Textile Machinery/Eq., Textile Products - Made-Up, Yarns|
Show Description: IFAI Expo is the largest annual specialty fabrics industry exposition in the United States. Most of the exhibitors are U.S.-based suppliers. This is a proven trade exhibition and conference that showcases American-made products and services. Technical textiles are the only segment of the U.S. textile industry that is experiencing significant exports into countries like Korea, India and China. The U.S. exports USD92 million of specialty fabrics into China and another USD70 million into Hong Kong. Exports to China have grown 79% since 2002. Exports to developing countries such as Russia and Brazil had double-digit percentage increases in just the past year.
Product Categories: Woven Fabrics, Nonwoven Fabrics, Knitted Fabrics, Laminated Fabrics, Coated Fabrics, Composite Materials, Fibers, Yarns, Film, Textile Forming Equipment, Sewing Equipment, Heat Seaming Equipment, Graphics and Printing Equipment, Tools, Chemicals and Compounds Used in Fibers, Fabrics and Applications, Adhesives, Testing Equipment and Services.
Technical and Educational Programs: 4 days of educational programs that include a variety of topics from advanced textiles to business-related growth through classroom, demonstrations and workshops, which focus on specific end-product markets, manufacturer techniques and application . IFAI Expo 2012 will offer education on: Fabric Architecture, Advanced Textiles featuring Safety products and applications, Business Management, Sewing Machine Maintenance and Marketing Techniques.
Co-located Conferences include: Several other groups are providing education content within IFAI: From Building to Body: Current Research into Interactive + Technical Textiles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Rediscovering Fibers in the 21st Century
Fiber Society, AATCC half-day Conference; USIFI Update. In addition, the JEC Composites will launch its first event in North America alongside IFAI Expo Americas. JEC expects 7500 participants at its event. Attendees of IFAI Expo Americas will receive complimentary access to the JEC show floor as well.
Marketing Program: IFAI employs three international representatives stationed in Japan, New Zealand and China; Advertisements; IFAI publications; IFAI exhibit stands at international trade shows; IFAI published promotional brochures, including several bi-lingual; Internet website; International direct mailing marketing campaign.
Attendee Benefits: Free international reception, small token gifts of appreciation and a short welcome speech by both the IFAI Chairman of the Board and the IFAI President. An international visitor lounge is provided at the IFAI Expo.
International Attendee Profile: The IFAI Expo is an international event with participants from more than 50 countries. Strong attendance comes from countries such as Mexico, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Germany and India.
|Todd Lindemann, |
Vice President of Conference Management
|Amanda Ayvaz, Trade Event Programs|
International Trade Specialist