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The largest show in the Americas for the specialty
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  • 1. Come to the IFAI Centennial Celebration Expo Americas 2012 will commemorate its 100-year anniversary with thousands of participants from the specialty fabrics industry across the U.S. and the world. See our special event offer inside ☛Exhibit and Sponsor InformationThe Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision
  • 2. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ IFAI Expo Americas: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The largest show in the Americas for the specialty Special Offer Celebrate the 100 year anniversary by taking fabrics market advantage of our 100 for $100 special offer. Take a bigger space in Boston for a small price increase! Companies that exhibit in Baltimore in 2011 can add additional space in 2012 for just $100 per 100 square feet. New in 2012 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Specialty Fabrics and Composites Exhibiting at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 offers the A shared target audience provides the forum for best way to meet a steady stream of specialty buyers and sellers to extend their reach to new fabrics customers and prospects in a short amount markets and gain exposure to new information. of time. Showcase your company and create that And for the first time ever, IFAI will co-locate all-important first impression with new prospects. IFAI Expo Americas 2012 with the debut of the Re-connect with current customers and in three JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences. days’ time, you will reach a staggering number of Combined, more than 600 exhibitors will foster contacts you could a blending of fabric, hardware, equipment, tools, “We attended our first IFAI never achieve through software, accessories and services with the Expo at the suggestion of individual sales calls. composites value chain of polymers, plastics, one of our manufacturers as Face-to-face interaction fibers, glass, carbon fibers, ceramic fibers, resins, a ‘must attend’ trade show opens doors for future adhesives, industrial subcontracting, composites. to finalize our materials and parts selection. They communications— said, ‘If you can’t find it at creating the critical first this show, then it doesn’t step in the sales cycle. exist—especially if you are searching for specialty or hard-to-find items.’ We attended and immediately found all the parts and materials we needed. In fact, we were exposed to so many new parts and materials that it stimulated our imagination and we have since developed new drawings and designs for future products we never thought possible.” Jaime E. Parker President, Shadys Pasadena, CA ifaiexpo.com 1
  • 3. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★The Right People The Right ShowIFAI Expo Americas is a buyer’s show—your chance International Buyer Program — A spectacular lineup of seminars attracts serious IFAI Expo Americas 2012 Fabric Sourcing Centerto create a pipeline of first-rate prospects to convert IFAI Expo Americas 2012 has been buyers. Attendees, many from new, high-growth This showcase of exhibitors’ fabrics gives attendeesinto new business. designated by the U.S. Department markets, will benefit from world-class speakers the opportunity to compare a wide variety and go of Commerce for the fourth time as selected by IFAI’s experienced strategists working in directly to the exhibitor’s booth for more information. an International Buyer Program. concert with industry professionals. Just send your samples to IFAI and let us direct the The USDOC will promote IFAI Expo customers to you. Americas 2012 through 128 global U.S. commercial service offices, connecting exhibitors“The IFAI Expo crowd was with delegations of international buyers, end users, all business. The decision representatives and distributors. makers were there! It was refreshing to meet COOs, CEOs and quality directors— people who know what they’re doing.” What we learned at our last IFAI Americas 95% found 78% rated the quality 39% closed sales 93% visited Morgan Blue Account Executive, UL DQS Inc. prospective of prospects “good” right on the with existing customers or “excellent” show floor customers Raleigh, NC2 ifaiexpo.com ifaiexpo.com 3
  • 4. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★The Right Decision Event Stats ★ ★ IFAI Expo Americas 2010IFAI is constantly cultivating collaborative platformsthat discuss the blending of specialty fabrics with Trade shows help turn a company’s position of mind into a position of market. Simply stated, trade shows 1,000 education seats were sold “No matter the economy or the turnout to this show, IFAI Expoemerging industries such as medicine, electronicsand construction. The annual IFAI Advanced Textiles build and secure share of market, put a face with a name and tighten the sales loop when it comes time within 29 education sessions Americas is where you need to be. Face-to-face, in real time. One thing I have learnedSymposiums, an integral part of IFAI Expo Americas, to make purchases. Reserve your exhibit space at the at Industry shows is that if youis guaranteed to attract a large audience fromcompanies in developing high-growth markets. show combining the strength of IFAI’s 100 years with an energized innovative environment. Leads collected averaged keep an open mind, you will learn things you did not expect 90.68 per exhibitor to. They are a great place to find, plant, sow, and harvest "This is the biggest show of seeds of business.” the year for Fasnap®, and IFAI Expo virtually guarantees Scott Massey a positive ROI. With all of our competition at this show, Final attendance numbers reached 5,061 President Awning Cleaning Industries New Haven, CT we know the buyers we’re looking for will be here. Blair Barfell Marketing Specialist 353 exhibitors participated for a total of more than74% exhibitors return every year Fasnap® Corp., Elkhart, IN 77,000 net square feet of exhibit space4 ifaiexpo.com ifaiexpo.com 5
  • 5. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★Partner with IFAIA successful association knows the prosperous The attendees Banners/Flags Military/Homeland The exhibitorsbusiness model is one of long-term collaboration, IFAI Expo Americas attendees are buyers who make Carbon Fiber Products Security/Government Exhibitors at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 know that tradecalculated alliances and valued-based partnerships.  or influence purchasing decisions. No other specialty Packaging shows are vital to building your brand and maintaining Cargo Restraint fabrics tradeshow draws buyers from all levels of Pet/Equestrian your visibility. They know that IFAI Expo Americas is aIFAI strives to: Connectors and the supply chain within a diverse range of markets valuable business investment. Exhibitors will benefit Electronics Roofing Systems Continuously improve its relationship such as: from booth traffic resulting from a variety of technical Exhibit Displays Shipping Containers sessions carefully selected to draw first-quality with exhibitors and members. Aerospace Products Filtration Structures attendees from around the globe. Always understand, respond to and exceed Agricultural Products Graphics/Signage Tarps/Truck Covers exhibitor expectations. Anchoring and Cable Systems Leading companies realize the value of an Green Roof Systems Transportation Interiors At all times anticipate and find solutions Architectural Products early reservation for a prime exhibit location. High-Temp Protection Upholstery For an updated list of registered exhibitors, visit to exhibitor needs. Athletic/Sporting Equipment High-Visibility Products Work Wear www.ifaiexpo.com/exhibitor_list1.cfm. Awnings/Canopies, ShadesFind your buyers in one place and connect with Marine Products And countless otherhigh-level decision makers, face-to-face. Bags/Luggage Medical Devices products. Ballistic, Fire and Chemical Protection6 ifaiexpo.com ifaiexpo.com 7
  • 6. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★Promotional OpportunitiesYou can reach thousands of buyers when you take Advertising – Benefit from more than 13 million media • Worldwide promotion to prospective attendees in influence on your customer relations. It’s also anadvantage of advertising opportunities in print impressions, including: the registration brochure and other communications affordable way for smaller companies to gain highand online, as well as through signage/event visibility with thousands of onsite prospects. • Specialty Fabrics Review, the leading trade magazine, • IFAI Expo Americas 2012 VIP passessponsorships at the show. Target marketing with in coverage before, during and after the show Set the stage for an increase in brand loyalty, andthese proven, cost-effective traffic drivers draws • Industry magazines, newsletters and brochuresattention to your booth and maximize your exhibiting • The official IFAI Expo Americas 2012 website: reinforce your image as an important supplier to thisexperience for the best return on your investment www.ifaiexpo.com Sponsorships offer opportunities for distinct targeted group of pacesetters. Take advantage of marketing and competitive advantages without value-added opportunities through special benefits • IFAI Expo Guide 2012, distributed onsite to for advertisers, exhibitors and sponsors at any waste. every attendee www.ifai.com/integratedmedia/resources/ This is a compelling complement to your other marketing programs, in addition to having a dramatic bonusopportunities.Maximize your booth traffic with high-visibility Companies exhibiting in Baltimore in 2011sponsorships, and bonus publicity in the may elect to add additional space in 2012 forIFAI Expo Guide and Specialty Fabrics Review. just $100 per 100 square feet.8 ifaiexpo.com ifaiexpo.com 9
  • 7. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★Reserve your booth now• The earlier you decide, the more IFAI can help you IFAI Expo Americas 2012 Show-at-a-Glance Let IFAI simplify your exhibiting experience Book Your Booth! promote your booth to targeted buyer audiences. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center For booth registration, sponsorship information or to “Everyone who’s anyone” attends IFAI Expo Americas,• “Early bird” discounts expire 1 April 2012. 415 Summer Street advertise in IFAI Expo Americas 2012 publications: making this show a high-ROI for exhibitors. South Boston, Massachusetts 02210 Download the exhibit contract online at 800 225 4324 (U.S. & Canada) Tel: 781.434.7499 www.ifaiexpo.com/exh_pricing.cfm. +1 651 222 2508 Fax: 781.464.4851 searman@ifai.com Exhibit Hours ifaiexpo.com Wednesday, 7 Nov. 10 am–5 pm Thursday, 8 Nov. 10 am–5 pm Friday, 9 Nov. 10 am–3 pm Headquarters Hotel The Westin Boston Waterfront is connected to the Convention Center.Boston Convention Book your hotel room early at one of the conferenceand Exhibition Center sponsor hotels for discounted rates and availability. EXHIBIT SPACE RATES IFAI IFAI IFAI IFAI MEMBER MEMBER NON- NON- BOOTH SIZE/TYPE RATE RATE MEMBERS MEMBERS on/before after before after April 1 April 1 April 1 April 1 HEIGHT RESTRICTION 8 ft. (2.44m) 10’ x 10’ Standard (3.05m x 3.05m) $2,820 $3,120 $3,120 $3,420 10’ x 10’ Corner (3.05m x 3.05m) $3,035 $3,330 $3,430 $3,335 HEIGHT RESTRICTION varies, contact IFAI 10’ x 20’ Island (3.05m x 6.1m) $6,205 $6,595 $6,555 $6,945 10’ x 30’ Island (3.05m x 9.14m) $8,180 $8,625 $8,480 $8,925 20’ x 20’ Island (6.1m x 6.1m) $9,980 $10,580 $10,780 $11,300 20’ x 30’ Island (6.1m x 9.14m) $14,805 $15,545 $15,605 $16,345 20’ x 40’ Island (6.1m x 12.2m) $18,980 $19,690 $19,780 $20,490 30’ x 30’ Island (9.14m x 9.14m) $21,995 $23,000 $22,795 $23,800 20’ x 50’ Island (6.1m x 15.24m) $23,120 $24,210 $23,920 $25,010 30’ x 40’ Island (9.14m x 12.2m) $27,815 $28,515 $28,815 $29,515 30’ x 50’ Island (9.14m x 15.24m) $34,805 $35,235 $36,305 $36,035 40’ x 40’ Island (12.2m x 12.2m) $37,135 $38,335 $38,135 $39,33510 ifaiexpo.com ifaiexpo.com 11
  • 8. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★Why Boston? Contact IFAI TodayBoston consistently ranks at or near the top of Boston. World-renowned museums, rich history, About IFAI IFAI is organized into 11 defined niche end-marketattendees’ favorite convention cities. In addition and close proximity to the beaches of Cape Cod and Founded in 1912, IFAI is today comprised of over divisions including safety and technical products,to Boston’s geographical location, which makes the White and Green Mountains are just some of the 1,800 member companies in 54 countries. It is the geosynthetics, fabric structures, fabric graphics,it an ideal and easy gateway for both national and characteristics that define Greater Boston. From only trade association in the world representing narrow fabrics, marine, tarp/truck covers, tent rentalinternational access, the Greater Boston region is a boutiques on Newbury Street to the old-fashioned the entire specialty fabrics industry, supporting its and awnings. Members products span the spectrumunique mix of historic culture and modern change. charm of Charles Street, most everything in the area global membership with world-class trade shows, of the specialty fabrics industry, from fiber and fabricGleaming skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, and world- is easily accessible along the nation’s oldest transit conferences and workshops. IFAI also reaches out suppliers to manufacturers of end products, equipmentclass tourist stops are the crown jewels of Greater system - the “T.” to worldwide readers via six award-winning niche and hardware. As it approaches its centenary in 2012, market publications attracting 157,000 loyal readers IFAI continues to increase its presence worldwide, in print and online. And IFAI’s monthly Worldwide serving as a gateway to world markets for our International e-newsletters are read by 59,000 members. email subscribers. 800 225 4324 (U.S. & Canada)Boston’s geographical location is +1 651 222 2508an ideal gateway for national and searman@ifai.com ifaiexpo.cominternational access.12 ifaiexpo.com
  • 9. ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ The Right People ★ The Right Show ★ The Right Decision ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I F A I1801 County Road B W | Roseville, MN 55113 USA EXPOifaiexpo.com Americas 2012 7-9 November 2012 BOSTON Massachusetts | USA 100–YEARS 1912 2012 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★About JECThe JEC Group is dedicated to distributinginformation about composites, connectingscience, technology and business. JECprovides technological content andconnection services toindustrial companies “The American market is very important. We are pleasedand users through five about the alliance withkey fields of expertise: IFAI. Both groups are tradeinformation, training, IFAI Expo Americas 2012 is a organizations fully committedinnovation promotion, to their industries. Both are selected participant in thepublications and platforms experts of their sectors and International Buyer Program. produce high-value informationfor exchange. Today the products. Together we willJEC Group represents deliver a strategic event.”the sector’s leading Frederique Mutelglobal network with President and CEO200,000 professionals The JEC Groupof 96 nationalities.©2012 Industrial Fabrics Association International. 9.29.2011 Produced and printed in the United States.