Webinar | How to Acquire Capital and Qualify for a Business Loan

December 7

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


Free for Members and Non-Members

There are many different types of loans that a business will acquire. This webinar will introduce you to different types of capital that your company can acquire. Do you need working capital, for the day-to-day expenses? Replacing older equipment so your company can automate. What is the true cost of the equipment considering the ROI? Should you finance the equipment or pay cash. How does your company qualify for a loan? What should you do before applying for a loan and understanding the qualifications?

CPA Conference 2022

December 7 – December 9

Sheraton Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

ATA’s PAMA division is partnering with the Canvas Products Association (CPA) Zone 7 to hold education on CAD/Rhino, Energy Savings Calculator and HR services. The annual Zone 7 Conference is being held Dec. 7-9, 2022 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton in Pittsburgh, PA.

Webinar | Interviewing and Hiring – Best Practices for Small Businesses

December 14

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST


Free for Members | $39 for Non-Members

This abridged “A to Z” presentation will help small business owners navigate the process of hiring and retaining an employee.

This easy-to-understand overview presentation covers:
  • What do you know about interviewing? Come find out!
  • Developing a job description and posting a job
  • The foundation of a good interview
  • Steps to ensure a legal, compliant, and sound interview process
  • Onboarding a new employee
  • They’re hired. Now what?
  • Q & A


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.

SHOT Show Supplier Showcase with ATA’s Military Division 2023

January 16 – January 17

The Venetian

Las Vegas, NV

SHOT Show’s Supplier Showcase takes place before and during the big show from January 16 – 17, 2023. This is an exclusive chance for suppliers to present their products to manufacturers. The Military Division’s table is available as an exclusive member benefit for Military Members to display their logo, samples, and reading materials at a fraction of the cost of showing individually.

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, 2023 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 2023

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.

Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2023

February 20 – February 21

Manufacturing Solutions Center II

Conover, NC

Fabricators involved in specialty and industrial textile markets are encouraged to participate in this conference focused on workforce development, training and featuring hands-on demos. Take part in sessions on sewing machines and CAD, plus enjoy tour of the new Manufacturing Solutions Center while networking with fabricators and suppliers.