IFAI Announces All New Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 And New Advanced Textiles Trade Show

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — November 1, 2012 — The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
announces a new designation for its leading international trade event, IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo
2013 and the new Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, to be held at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 23-25, 2013. It is the largest trade event for the
specialty fabrics industry in North America, and will co-locate with the Specialty Printing &
Imaging Technology SGIA Expo 2013.

Formerly known as IFAI Expo Americas, the new show aligns with the industry’s flagship
publication, Specialty Fabrics Review, and strategically focuses on the needs of the traditional
market segments, according to conference management. The growth and demand for advanced textile
applications led to IFAI’s establishment of the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, held
in tandem with Specialty Fabrics Expo, to meet the needs of the top level of the industry supply
chain and companies that supply roll goods, material and other products or services for advanced

Both shows are designed to advance ideas, products and technologies, and to help grow
businesses and markets across the entire specialty fabrics industry. The 100,000+ sq. ft. show
floor showcases more than 400 exhibitors of fabrics, fibers, films, composites, equipment and
technology services who meet with thousands of top decision makers and buyers representing global
and niche specialty fabrics markets.

Comprehensive programming is designed to help attendees understand the current specialty
fabrics markets, end-user applications, emerging markets, advanced technologies and future of
fabric products. Attendees can expect professional business sessions and roundtables, outstanding
networking events and keynote speakers, CEU credits for architects and an International Buyers
Program. The 2013 show also features a special exhibit on the aerospace market; the second annual
ShowStopper awards competition displaying innovative products and services, and the International
Achievement Awards.

The 2013 events are expected to exceed IFAI Expo 2012 numbers, which was the largest trade
show in the organization’s 100-year history, according to conference management.

Posted on November 5, 2012

Source: IFAI