By: Collin Barnwell
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo is the nation's most premier industrial fabrics expo - complete with over 12,000 suppliers, manufactures and end users. In 2018, the IFAI Expo will be hosted in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Dallas.
2018 will be a HUGE year for the IFAI Expo as it is being held in conjunction with the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) - located in the same Convention Center hall.
To help with your preparation attending the IFAI Expo - we have created a brief guide to aide you in:
Navigating the Show Floor
The Show Floor at IFAI 2018 is packed with over 800 exhibitors and navigating your way around the Floor can be a daunting task.
DirecTex is excited to offer complimentary trade show floor admission to any participants who use our DirecTex VIP code.
VIP code: EP032
Register here: IFAI Expo 2018
Here are a few tips for ensure you take advantage of everything IFAI Expo 2018 has to offer:
Keynote Speaker and Campfire Chats
This years keynote speaker is Emmy award winner, Mark Scharenbroich. Mark Scharenbroich has spoken all across the country at industry expos and company events with a message that inspires audience members to be more engaged and passionate about connecting with others.
Campfire Chats are 20-minute education sessions on the show floor specific to an industrial fabrics market. These short presentations are informative and are must see for first-time visitors. Topics of Campfire Charts include: Advanced Textiles, Specialty Fabrics, Shade and Weather Protection.
Attractions and Entertainment
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Dallas, as so it is centrally located to hotspots of Dallas attractions, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
There are several 5-star restaurants located a short drive from the Convention Center. VistiDallas.com has a complete list of attractions and entertainment options for visitors. You can see their list here.