Webinar | Medical Device Testing for Development and Compliance

June 29

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


Free for Members | $39 for Non-Members

Whether developing the best product or obtaining approval, textile medical devices require specific and rigorous testing. In this session, we will cover:

  • Considerations for development
  • Types of testing
  • Compliance with the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR)

Webinar | Rhino3D And How CAD Will Improve Your Business

July 20

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT


Free for Members | $39 for Non-Members

Today's Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is easier to learn and more affordable than ever. Small and large businesses alike are now able to take advantage of CAD to increase productivity and profit. As workforce skills change and the demand for flexibility in the workplace increases, moving from the manual to the digital world is more desirable than ever.

This webinar will present an overview of Rhino3D, a widely used CAD software among textile designers and fabricators. Adopting a digital approach to manufacturing techniques does not mean starting from scratch. Learn how Rhino3D can be used to replicate traditional processes while reducing errors and increasing accuracy and speed. Participants will also see how custom programs can create virtual 'jigs' for repetitive tasks and common workflows.

TRD Boot Camp Summer 2022: Training for the Tent Professional

August 1 – August 2

All Occasions Event Rental

Cincinnati, OH

These one-day training events are dedicated to educating teams and promoting safety during installations and public usage. Using exclusive (newly updated!) training modules and drawing on the TRD’s wide variety of proprietary information, boot camps send tent rental professionals back to the jobsite equipped with the knowledge and skill to get the job done right. A Pre-Boot Camp Happy Hour will take place the evening before the full-day of education.

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.​

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.

Registration goes live August 1st, 2022.

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.

Women in Textiles Summit 2023

March 1 – March 3

Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC

Come as colleagues and leave as friends. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women in the textile industry through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The event will explore how women are contributing to the success of their organizations and the industry at large.