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Industrial Fabric Trends 2017 | IFAI EXPO 2017 - The Excitment Comes to The Big Easy

IFAI Expo 2017 showfloorAnticipation is building as international textile professionals plan to exhibit and attend the IFAI Expo 2017, scheduled for September 26-29, 2017, at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans! This year’s host city will provide show attendees a place to enjoy great jazz and blues music, gourmet food, historic landmarks, and much more! The “Big Easy”, as New Orleans is affectionately known, because of its gentle, slow and easy-going lifestyle, will be energized with the excitement of IFAI Expo 2017. This year’s Expo provides the opportunity to see the latest advanced textile products; learn from textile experts; and, meet industry leaders, suppliers and manufacturers that help drive the specialty fabrics market.

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