Webinar | IFAI Expo 2022 Overview

August 17

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


Free for Members and Non-Members

Sign up to attend the IFAI Expo 2022 Overview Webinar and find out the latest information on IFAI Expo 2022 in Charlotte.

  • Schedule of events and education
  • Show floor highlights and Demo Area
  • Additional event details and helpful information about IFAI Expo and Charlotte, NC
  • Health and safety guidelines
  • Travel to and Host Hotel Info
  • Live Q&A with Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) staff

This webinar is free but the number of seats are limited! Make sure to register today to ensure your spot.

Marine Fabricators Association Southeast Regional Workshop 2022

September 16 – September 17

Canvas Designers Inc.

Riviera Beach, FL

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for 1 1/2 days of hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners and share business information while you socialize and tour the marine shop.

IFAI Expo 2022

October 12 – October 14

Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC

Advanced Textiles Conference Education: October 11 Show Floor Dates: October 12-14 For more than a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where over 4,000 industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses.​

Marine Fabricators Association Southwest Regional Workshop 2022

November 11 – November 12

SugarHouse Industries

Midvale, UT

SewLong Custom Covers, South Salt Lake City, UT
SugarHouse Awning Industries, Midvale, UT

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for 2 days of hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners and share business information while you socialize and tour the marine shop.

Upholstery and Trim Annual Convention 2022

November 16 – November 18

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino

Las Vegas, NV

The Upholstery & Trim Annual Convention is an exclusive event that brings together many of the major manufacturers, distributors and jobbers in the upholstery and trim industry. It helps today’s companies build critical business relationships, discover important sales opportunities and keep pace with changing market dynamics.

The centerpiece of the convention is the one-on-one business meetings that provide attendees the opportunity to privately sit down with their most important suppliers and customers to learn what is new and to do business. To allow for the most valuable meetings, attendance to the show is limited and based upon approval. Once submitting registration for the event, it goes through a review process and within 72 hours, registrants will be emailed confirmation of approval.


Tent Conference 2023

January 11 – January 13

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Savannah, GA

IFAI Tent Conference is the leading event promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. This biennial event features a robust educational component designed to grow businesses, valuable networking opportunities, access to the industry’s top material suppliers, and TRD’s annual business meeting. Suppliers will have access to a targeted customer base in a single location, strengthen relationships with existing customers, gain inside information on what your customers need, and discover a new client base.

NECPA Expo 2023

January 19 – January 21

Sheraton Monarch Place

Springfield, MA

ATA is teaming up with the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Expo being held Jan. 19-21, 2022 at the Sheraton Monarch Place in Springfield, MA. The event features education sessions powered by the Professional Awning Manufactures Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of the ATA. Education tracks for the awning and marine industry to include dodgers, upholstery, marine and awning technology, awning tools and resources, hiring, retention and Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS).

Marine Fabricators Conference 2023

January 26 – January 28

Sheraton New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Join us at the annual Marine Fabricators Conference taking place in New Orleans. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue.

Geosynthetics Conference 2023

February 5 – February 8

Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, MO

Geosynthetics 2023 features a robust technical program comprised of technical paper sessions, energetic panel discussions and special sessions organized by our supporting organizations. On the showfloor a wide variety of suppliers to the geosynthetic industry will be showcasing their products and services and for those new to the industry a stop at the educational zone provides samples of geosynthetics and basic geosynthetic education.

Geosynthetics 2023 is co-located with the IECA Annual Conference. This unique opportunity will allow attendees to view the combined showfloor and explore education from both shows.

ATA Canada Workshop

February 9

LaSalle Canvas Inc.

Lasalle, QC

ATA’s Canada Division encourages you to attend a one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. Participate with other like-minded business owners in the Canadian provinces involved in shade, architectural structures, marine tops, tarps and more. We’ll cover hot topics in a roundtable discussion, take in hands-on equipment demos in a shop setting, and explore potential solutions to current challenges facing the members of our industry today.