IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

Published On: March 17, 2020Categories: Events, Expo News, News

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in mind:

  • IFAI staff is working remotely and we remain fully capable of serving our members’ needs.
  • We have made the decision to transition the Smart Fabrics Summit that was scheduled April 16–17, 2020 in Washington D.C., to a fully virtual event with largely the same roster of speakers and great content.
  • We are postponing the Fabricators Conference and Showcase that was scheduled April 30–May 1, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. We hope to announce new plans for the conference as soon as possible.
  • The Outlook® Conference is being re-evaluated regarding the best way to deliver the timely content to our members. The event website will be updated in the coming days with the plan for this year.
  • We are currently planning IFAI Expo to be held as scheduled. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and make adjustments to our plans, if necessary, closer to the event dates of November 4–6, 2020.

As your industry trade association, we will continue to serve you throughout this unsettling time and beyond.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or provide additional information as we work through these challenging times together.

Stay safe and healthy,
Steve Schiffman
Industrial Fabrics Association International
President and CEO
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