In a ceremony on 1 Dec. in Washington, DC, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented IFAI
President and CEO Stephen Warner with a recognition award for receiving the Market Development
Cooperator Program Grant for its IFAI Expo Asia 2011 trade show development. The MDCP award is
bestowed by the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the US Dept. of Commerce, and includes
a $250,000 grant plus technical assistance from ITA to support well-defined business plans aimed at
increasing exports and U.S. competitiveness within certain industries.
The MDCP award establishes a partnership between ITA and nonprofit industry groups to help
strengthen global competitiveness and create jobs through exports.
IFAI Expo Asia 2011 will attract visitors and delegates from a diverse cross-section of the
technical textiles industry, medical, geosynthetics, nonwovens, e-textiles, smart fabrics,
protective clothing, military and architecture shade/structures.
Posted on January 21, 2011