The Roseville, Minn.-based Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Fairfax,
Va.-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) have announced plans to colocate their
respective shows — IFAI Expo and SGIA Expo — in Orlando, Fla., in 2013. The Orange County
Convention Center will host the event from October 23 to 25, with participation expected to total
some 900 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors.
Organizers report the two shows — IFAI Expo as an event for the specialty fabrics industry,
and SGIA Expo as an event for current specialty imaging technologies — complement one another and
will offer people involved with printing graphics on flexible materials two expositions at the same
venue at the same time.
“The SGIA Expo is all about maximizing opportunities in diverse markets,” said Michael
Robertson, president and CEO, SGIA. “SGIA and IFAI will work together to advance the use of imaged
specialty fabrics for a wide range of applications.”
“This colocation makes strategic sense,” said Stephen M. Warner, president and CEO, IFAI.
“One location produces incredible value for both the visitors and the exhibitors. Bringing these
two leading events together provides a unique occasion for participants in all levels of the value
chain to network and share industry knowledge.”
October 19, 2010