Textile WorldIFAI ExpoPhoto Galleries IFAI Expo 2017 October 2, 2017 1 of 18 The Advanced Textiles Conference featured a keynote luncheon titled "Unexpected Paths Of Diversification." John Neely (left), director of Marketing and Product Management Building and Construction, Berry Global, was one of the panel members. Ben Cooper (right), managing director, IoClothes, was a panelist at the keynote luncheon. Meredith Boyd (right), corporate business development manager, Unifi Manufacturing Inc., was the third featured panelist at the luncheon discussion. Tim Ziegenfus (left), Advanced Testing Instruments; and Reto Vogt, Textest AG (left to right): Shartel "Skip" Smith, CEO; James Griffith, executive vice president; Tim Hutchens, account manager; and Scott Hartzell, sales manager, Brawer Brothers Inc. (left to right): Olivia Saccameno, William Corso, Todd Johnston, Robert Saunders, Michael Emery, Roger Kahler, Jason D. Ward, and Neil Toomey, Covestro LLC Alex Vega (left), president, and Gary Freedman, Eton Systems Joey Smith (left), director of purchasing, and Hank Hoshall, product manager, Highland Industries Inc. (left to right): Dr. Jan Beringer, head of development, Function & Care, Hohenstein Institute; and Malinda Salter, account executive, and Ben Mead, managing director USA, Hohenstein Institute of America Inc. Ed Keller (left), senior project manager; and Mark J. Blasman, vice president, marketing and software development, Jomar Softcorp International Inc. (left to right): Robert Reimann, CEO, Jakob Müller Group; Hector Centeno, general manager, Jakob Müller de Mexico; and Hans J. Riser, executive vice president, Jakob Müller of America Inc. (left to right): Dave Nelson, director of industry engagement; Amy Minton, analytical lab manager; and Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, director, The Nonwovens Institute Alan Fenno, market development manager, coatings, Rubberlite Inc. Protective commercial fishing clothing manufactured by Grundéns featuring SuperFabric® (left to right): Tom de Avila, western regional sales manager, Spunfab Adhesive Fabrics; Doris Runa, director, SuperFabric®; Julie Kim, social consultant, Simply Social; and Leo McSherry, account manager, SuperFabric Roland JP Zimmer (left), vice president, sales, North America, Zimmer Austria Inc.; and Horst Ros, managing director, Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH IFAI organized a parade led by the Helen Cox High School band to take Expo participants from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to the opening reception held at The National World War II Museum.