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October 12 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Leading Show in the Textiles Industry
For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.

Connect with industry experts and peers.

Discover new products and applications.

Advance your business with insights on market trends.



With over 200 exhibitors organized by market on the Expo show floor, you are guaranteed to find an exhibitor who has a solution to your problems. See new and innovative equipment, applications and services in action and discover your next break-through.

Industry-Leading Exhibitors

The show floor at IFAI Expo is made up of quality exhibiting companies in the specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade and weather protection markets. View live demonstrations of the newest products and equipment in your industry up close and in person.

Listen and learn from a wide variety of education taught by experts and specific to your market. With dozens of speakers you will have multiple opportunities to gain valuable knowledge from the ones who know best. Education at Expo includes in-depth classroom sessions and 25-minute campfire sessions by market on the show floor.

There’s no better event to make valuable new connections and friendships than at IFAI Expo. Networking events at Expo include the Opening Reception, Industry Night, Awards and Networking Breakfast, Fun Run, Happy Hours and more. You are certain to expand your network at Expo.

New Ideas
Finding inspiration and new ideas to take back to your business is easy to do at Expo. You will find ample opportunities to conversate, share thoughts and listen to ideas with exhibitors, speakers and like-minded attendees at IFAI Expo. This is great way to get a better idea of how your peers are navigating their way through the industry.

World-Class Speakers
Experts from across the textiles industry come to Expo to share their expertise and advice. Listen to their perspectives on different topics, ask questions you need answers to and gain invaluable knowledge you can use to grow your business.

Coming Together to Advance Your Industry
IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry.
IFAI provides events, publications, education, networking, business resources, industry advocacy and more. We work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. We deliver timely industry content to help you stay informed about your marketplace. Our divisions provide market-specific activities and benefits to members.


October 12 @ 8:00 am
October 14 @ 5:00 pm


Industrial Fabrics Association International


Charlotte Convention Center
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