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26. September 2017 - 29. September 2017

IFAI Expo 2017 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26–29, 2017

IFAI, the Industrial Fabrics Association International is thrilled to offer you the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America. This is the place to see new and innovative products, learn from the experts, meet influential industry leaders and so much more.

  • 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, the show continues to feature all aspects of the industry.

Specialty Fabrics 

Experience innovation at its best highlighted via partnerships in technical textiles markets including medical, automotive, e-textiles, safety/protective, performance wear and aerospace.

We have worked hard to make IFAI Expo incredibly valuable for you. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, we have added an interactive and educational day of sessions, activities and speakers that are only available with the purchase of an Expo Plus registration. You will leave more excited, knowledgeable and prepared for continued success in the industrial fabrics industry.

Expo Plus – Advanced Textiles Conference” attendees are free to move between the four tracks (Medical, Military, Smart Fabrics, Testing) as well as Specialty Fabrics sessions plus attend the Advanced Textiles Networking Reception. Learn more about Advanced Textiles at IFAI Expo here. Download the Advanced Textiles Attendee Brochure here. Advanced Textiles Campfires take place on the show floor.




Mentor Meetings – NEW: This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with the leading professionals in the industry! Sign up early for these meetings as they are limited.

We are excited to welcome hundreds of exhibitors including more than 55 new exhibitors to Expo this year. This is a chance for you to meet even more professionals, suppliers and experts in our industry.

E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge

The E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge is open to all entrepreneurs, developers, designers, students, engineers, artists, makers, and creators and forms part of the Smart Fabrics Programme.

Advanced Textiles Conference begins Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 Show Floor


Hackathon entry is free

Hackathon competitors also get complementary Expo Plus-Advanced Textiles registration for the Smart Fabrics Track

Now is a great time to register so you can prepare to maximize your IFAI Expo experience.

2017 Home


26. September 2017
29. September 2017