The Textile Industry Coalition on Government Procurement is sponsoring a one-day interactive forum
at which textile and apparel manufacturers can meet with military officials and learn about the
specific needs of the military and how they might be able to fulfill them.
The meeting, sponsored by the National Textile Association (NTA), American Manufacturing
Trade Action Coalition, National Council of Textile Organizations and the US Industrial Fabrics
Institute, will be held Thursday, September 24, from 9:45 a.m. until 2 p.m., in conjunction with
the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2009 at the San Diego Convention
Center in San Diego.
Participating in the meeting will be Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force procurement
officials, who will discuss their current and future needs for textiles and clothing. Former
Congressman Duncan Hunter, who served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and who is
a leading authority on the Berry Amendment covering procurement of military textiles, will
speak at the luncheon.
Registration for coalition members is $129 on or before September 11, and $159 after that
date. Registration for non-members is $179 on or before September 11, and $209 afterwards.
Participants may register online at
www.ifaiexpo.com. For more information, contact Jane Lomas at
September 1, 2009