Advanced Textiles Expo Attracts Thousands to Orlando for Successful Event

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) completed its debut of Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, Nov. 1–3, in Orlando, FL USA. This year’s event was again collocated with Sun Shading Expo North America, which is organized by Messe Stuttgart, the founders of R + T, the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and [...]

By |2023-11-15T15:34:50-06:00November 15, 2023|

Registration opens for Advanced Textiles Expo preview 2023 webinar

A free Advanced Textiles Expo Preview webinar is being offered October 4, 2023, from 1–2 pm EDT, that will give a show overview, address concerns and answer questions about the upcoming Advanced Textiles Expo being held Nov. 1-3, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. For more than a century, Advanced Textiles Expo has been the textile industry's [...]

By |2023-09-25T10:29:52-05:00September 26, 2023|

Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 registration opens

Registration is now open for Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 (formerly IFAI Expo.) This year's show takes place Nov. 1–3, 2023, with education from happening from Oct. 31–Nov. 3, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This event brings together more than 4,000 decisions makers in the advanced textiles, specialty fabrics and shade and [...]

By |2023-05-16T14:07:18-05:00May 10, 2023|

Call for speakers for ATA Expo 2023

The call for presentations is open for Advanced Textiles Expo 2023. Interested speakers can share their expertise, cultivate valuable new connections and give helpful advice to their markets by presenting at Advanced Textiles Expo Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, has been regarded as the premier [...]

By |2023-02-15T09:54:33-06:00February 3, 2023|

2022 IFAI Expo Show Stopper winners list includes marine entry

Bainbridge International’s Nauti Carbon Pole™ won a 2022 IFAI Expo Show Stopper Award in the Hardware, Findings and Accessories category. Bainbridge International’s Nauti Carbon Pole™ won a 2022 IFAI Expo Show Stopper Award in the Hardware, Findings and Accessories category. The new telescoping pole is made from black carbon fiber and is an excellent solution [...]

By |2022-10-24T10:31:47-05:00October 24, 2022|

Sustainable design requires individual metrics

“There is no doubt the world is warming,” says Mar Ricketts, principal and founder of GuildWorks in Portland, Ore., which specializes in permanent tension fabric structures. Ricketts considers climate change a market opportunity for people in the shade and comfort industry. In the Expo 2022 session “Warming Earth: The Need for Sustainably Designed and Built [...]

By |2022-10-17T11:23:23-05:00October 20, 2022|

Achieve management excellence

“Rarely does someone go into business because they’re passionate about building a team,” says Madeleine MacRae, owner and founder of HomePro Toolbox. MacRae told participants in her Expo 2022 session “Management Excellence” that effective management doesn’t often come naturally to anyone. She says there’s a difference between management and leadership. “Management is the process of [...]

By |2022-10-17T11:16:00-05:00October 19, 2022|

Considering outside sales? Read this first

The Expo 2022 session “Oh Crap, Here Comes the Competition: Time to Add Outside Sales” was a fast-paced discussion about assessing your company’s existing sales structure and determining whether and how to add outside salespeople. With 30 years of experience, James Auerbach, VP, Event Segment, American Rental Association, told participants it was first necessary to [...]

By |2022-10-17T11:08:58-05:00October 18, 2022|

Cybersecurity basics: Don’t trust anybody

The overriding message of John Stengel’s Expo 2022 session “Hacking the Supply Chain” was “Trust no one and verify everything.” Stengel, CEO and president of JSCM Group, which manages cybersecurity for companies and governmental organizations, has spent 20 years preventing cyberattacks and recovering data after attacks happen. Stengel says that in most cases, you don’t [...]

By |2022-10-17T11:01:50-05:00October 17, 2022|

Flexibility is key to navigating changing marine market

When Rick Berkey’s marine shop was closed for three months due to COVID-19 restrictions, “it became clear we couldn’t rely on marine work alone to sustain us and our employees during the ebbs and flows of market changes,” he says. Berkey is the owner of Rick’s Custom Marine Canvas and Sail Repair, based in Cornelius, [...]

By |2022-10-17T10:09:08-05:00October 17, 2022|
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