The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the leading event organizer for the
specialty fabrics industry, announced today that it is establishing IFAI Expo Asia, a new trade
show and conference to serve the Asian-Pacific markets. The event will be held April 14-16, 2010 at
the world-class Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore.
“We intend to duplicate the success of our long-established IFAI Expo held in the U.S.” said
Steve Warner, president and CEO of IFAI. “The IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabrics industry
trade show and conference held in the Americas. There is a tremendous consumption of specialty
fabrics in the Asia-Pacific region. The current trade shows in India and China focus almost
exclusively on the nonwoven industry. IFAI Expo Asia will now become the first major trade show in
the region that similarly targets as visitors the end-product fabricators who use woven, nonwoven,
knit and composite materials.”
Vice President Todd Lindermann noted, “For the exhibitors, IFAI Expo Asia will be unique,
appealing to suppliers of all these different types of materials as well as related equipment and
services that are being used. And, we will attract as visitors the actual fabricators of finished
products in applications such as medical, automotive,construction, safety, military, recreation and
structures. Another targeted audience will be those who have design, application and market
influences such as government purchasing agencies, civil engineers and architects.” Besides the
trade exhibition, the three-day event will feature education symposiums for several specific niche
end-markets for specialty fabrics.
MP International has been contracted to serve as the event organizer. MP International is
based in Singapore and has organized many leading-edge trade exhibitions and conferences, including
the recent ITMA ASIA + CITME 2008 in Shaghai.
The industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a business trade association
promoting the products and innovations of the specialty fabrics industry, with over 2,040 member
companies in over 54 countries. IFAI supports its global membership with world-class trade shows
and conferences such as IFAI Expo 2008, the Advanced Textiles Conference 2009, the annual Outlook
Conference 2009, professional development and education, and the InfoCentral Hotline, a highly-used
sourcing and information service.
November 12, 2008
Press Release Courtesy Of IFAI