Exhibitor FAQs

Getting Started

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

Advanced Textiles
Innovative suppliers highlight partnerships throughout the supply chain in technical textiles markets including medical, automotive, wearables, safety/protective, performance wear, and aerospace. Questions? Contact Mark Berriman, IFAI National Sales Manager meberriman@ifai.com.

Geosynthetics Pavilion
This year, there are booths dedicated to exhibitors in the Geosynthetics industry

IFAI Expo / CAMX shared area
These booths are available to companies who are current exhibitors of IFAI Expo and CAMX shows.

Each 10x10 booth will be set up with 8' high black back drape and 3' high black side dividers
Booths 300 sqft or less will receive a one-line identification sign. Booths larger than 300 sqft will receive a one-line identification sign upon request

Exposure

  • Publicity through Exhibitor Central 
  • Exhibitor-exclusive event graphics and additional tools to market your booth

Registration

Each exhibitor is eligible for three (3) complimentary Exhibitor Staff badges for each 100 square feet of exhibit space contracted
Exhibitor Registration: click here to register!

General Event Information

Oct. 15-18, 2018
Education Oct. 15-18 | Show Floor Oct. 16-18

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

Dock entrance is off of Lamar Street between Canton and Memorial Drive.

  • Hall A - Dock 4A and 4B
  • Hall B - Dock 5B
  • Hall C - Dock 5

NORTH (N. Dallas, Richardson, Plano) Take Central Expressway (U.S. 75) southbound to I-30 West; take Ervay Street exit to the right; keep straight on this road, which is Griffin Street; From Griffin, make a left on Canton; Make a right on Lamar.; Dock entrance is on the left.

NORTH TOLLWAY – to Southbound 1-35 to 1-30 East (Texarkana); exit Lamar/Griffin Street; take the Lamar street exit; Dock entrance is on the left just past Canton St.

WEST (DFW Airport, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Irving) Take Carpenter Freeway (1-183) to Stemmons Freeway (1-35E) southbound; take I-30 East (Texarkana); exit Lamar/Griffin Street; take the Lamar street exit; Dock entrance is on the left just past Canton St.

WEST (Arlington, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth) Take 1-30 East(Texarkana); exit Lamar/Griffin Street; take the Lamar street exit; Dock entrance is on the left just past Canton St.

SOUTH (Duncanville, DeSoto) Take Stemmons Freeway (1-35E) northbound; take 1-30 East to Griffin/Lamar Street exit; take the Lamar street exit; Dock entrance is on the left just past Canton St.

SOUTH (Houston) Take Julius Schepps (1-45) northbound; take 1-30 West to Downtown/Ervay Street exit; follow the curve to the left, which leads to Griffin Street; From Griffin, make a left on Canton; Make a right on Lamar.; Dock entrance is on the left.

EAST (Mesquite, Garland, Greenville) Take R.L. Thornton Freeway (1-30) westbound to Dallas; take the Downtown/Ervay Street exit on the left; keep straight on this road, which is Griffin Street; From Griffin, make a left on Canton; Make a right on Lamar.; Dock entrance is on the left.

EAST (Louisiana)- Take 1-20 West to I-635 West to I-30 West into Dallas; take the Downtown/ Ervay Street exit on the left; keep straight on this road, which is Griffin Street; From Griffin, make a left on Canton; Make a right on Lamar.; Dock entrance is on the left.

Full details can be found at http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/exhibitor-services/.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 | 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 17 | 9 am–5 pm
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 9 am–1 pm

Move-in
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 8 am - 5 pm
Monday, Oct. 15 | 8 am - 5 pm

Move-out
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 1 pm - 8 pm
Friday, Oct 19 | 8 am - 12 pm

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center operates a Good Neighbor Program to donate unconsumed food and exhibit items to nonprofits serving homeless families and children in the Downtown Dallas area.

Clients and exhibitors can save on shipping costs by leaving usable registration bags, gifts, T-shirts, supplies, and other meeting related consumer items with the convention center. They will store the items, match them with an appropriate nonprofit organization and make the donation. You can feel good about not throwing away your event materials, and you will receive an itemized report for your records.

How to Participate

To participate in the Good Neighbor Program contact the convention center’s Community Relations division.

Community Relations
email: info@dallasconventioncenter.com
phone: 214-939-2700

Learn more at http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/exhibitor-services/.

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

General Exhibitor Questions
Katie MacKenzie, IFAI Exhibit Program Manager
ksmackenzie@ifai.com

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
Mark Berriman, National Sales Manager
meberriman@ifai.com

Accounting
Rachael Boonstra, A/R Accountant
ar@ifai.com

Operations

Freeman - IFAI is pleased to partner with Freeman, our 2018 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.

The Exhibitor Services Manual is now available, click here to visit Freeman Online. 

Click here for all booth display regulations. 

Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring their booth display complies with all exhibit dimension regulations. Refusal or failure may result in penalties as stated in Item 16 in the IFAI Rules and Regulations section of the Exhibit Service Manual.

IFAI Expo exhibit policies do not permit early dismantling without prior approval from Show Management. Violations are subject to a $500 fine. For the safety of all Expo participants and integrity of the show, tear down of exhibits may not begin until 1pm on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Show Promotions

Update your Exhibitor Profile here: bit.ly/Expo18BoothProfile

Deadline: June 30 to be included in the IFAI Expo Show Guide & Specialty Fabric Review's Show Preview issue 

Make the most out of your IFAI Expo exhibiting experience and enhance your brand with free promotional opportunities by utilizing the Marketing Kit

IFAI Expo offers various education, signage, digital, and print sponsorships to help expand your brand. Contact Mark Berriman, National Sales Manager at meberriman@ifai.com to learn more.

Payment/Invoice

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. 

Exhibitor invoices must be paid in full by March 30, 2018 or your company will be subject to late fees. Visit My Account to view account statements or make a payment.

Housing and Registration

Receive the best hotel rates by booking now through our housing partner, ConferenceDirect.

Exhibitors will be emailed the link and log in creditals once exhibitor registration is open. Details will also be posted in your Exhibitor Dashboard.

3 exhibitor staff badges per 100 square feet. Badges over the amount above must pay an additional $50/badge.

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