MFA announces two fall regional workshops

June 28, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) is offering two fall regional workshops that will provide networking and hands-on education in a shop setting. The workshops give fabricators an opportunity to see how other shops approach various projects as well as learn new options for shop layout, materia…
MFA Tools, Tips and Tricks contest open

June 27, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, MFA Conference, News, Tools, Tips and Tricks

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) annual Tools, Tips and Tricks contest is now open for submissions. Submissions can include anything fabricators do to save time, money or perform a job in a unique way. Even the simplest solutions are a great help to other shops. Submission ideas include usin…
IBEX 2022 registration opens

June 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News, Other Events

Visitor registration for the 2022 The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) show is now open. Set to take place September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center, the large trade event for marine industry professionals offers access to more than 600 exhibitors from 14 …
Free employment branding webinar offered by ATA

June 8, 2022  |  Events, IFAI news, News, Webinars

The Advanced Textiles Association (formerly IFAI) is offering the webinar “Employment Branding–What message does your brand send?” The webinar, which is free for ATA members and $39 for non-members, will take place June 22, 2022, from 12-1 p.m. CST. Webinar presenter Rita Revels, president &am…
Call for speakers for IFAI’s Women in Textiles Summit now open

May 25, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Women in Textiles Summit 2023 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. on March 1–3. The vision of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women by providing an interactive forum that provides education, networking…
May 15 deadline for 2023 MFA Conference speaker submissions

May 10, 2022  |  Events, IFAI news, MFA Conference, News

Organizers of the 2023 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans, in New Orleans, La., are looking for conference speakers. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational s…
Registration for IFAI Expo 2022 opens with early bird pricing

May 5, 2022  |  Events, Expo News, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2022, taking place October 12–14 with education happening from October 11–14 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. IFAI Expo is known as the specialty textile industry’s flagship show for sourcing, networking and education. It’s an o…
Industry Events

May 1, 2022  |  Events

Oct. 12–14, 2022 IFAI Expo 2022 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, N.C. ifaiexpo.com Jan. 26–28, 2023 MFA Conference 2023  Sheraton New Orleans New Orleans, La. ifai.com/marineconference Sept. 9–11, 2022 North Coast Harbor Boat Show  North Coast Harbor Marina Cleveland, Ohio northcoastha…