Exhibitor Central


IFAI Expo 2017 FAQs



IFAI Expo is the premier educational and trade show event for the specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade and weather protection arenas, featuring a host of opportunities to take your business and career to the next level.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA


Sept. 26-29, 2017
Programming Sept. 26-29 | Show Floor Sept. 27-29



Your IFAI Account Manager is always your best resource for any questions. 

General Exhibitor Questions
Katie Stuart, IFAI Exhibit Coordinator

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
Mark Berriman, National Sales Manager

IFAI Expo features 3 show floor areas: Specialty Fabrics, Advanced Textiles and Shade & Weather Protection.


Traditional market suppliers from fabric, equipment and hardware to services needed to manufacture end products.

Innovative suppliers highlight partnerships throughout the supply chain in technical textiles markets including medical, automotive, wearables, safety/protective, performance wear, and aerospace. *NOTE: companies must be pre-qualified to exhibit in this area. Questions? Contact Casey Strauch cmstrauch@ifai.com | 651-225-6904.

End products from retractable awning systems, shade structures and canopies to motorized shade and weather solutions. *NOTE: companies must be pre-qualified to exhibit in this area. Questions? Contact Jenn Schaal jmschaal@ifai.com | 651-225-6923.



Monday, Sept. 25 | 8 am–5 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 8 am–8 pm

Friday, Sept. 29 | 2–9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 30 | 8 am–5 pm

The on-line manual will be available via Freeman OnLine by July 2017.


IFAI is pleased to partner with Freeman, our 2017 Expo Official Service Contractor. Freeman brings more than 80 years of successful event experience to the table and we're excited to have them aboard.


Freeman Show Floor Contact:   
Steve Hagstette  
P: 504-731-1245
C: 702-208-0281
F: 504-731-1214

Detailed instructions can be found here: bit.ly/Expo17ProfileGuide

All booth payment-related items can be found on the My Account page of your Exhibitor Central Account. Click the View/Print Invoice button for a receipt or click the Pay Invoice button to pay any remaining blances. 


Questions? Contact Katie Stuart, IFAI Exhibit Coordinator  |  kastuart@ifai.com  |  +1 651 225 6983