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亿博体育app Expo Going Virtual for 2020

July 29th, 2020 / By: / Events, 亿博体育app

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, 亿博体育app has made the difficult, yet unavoidable decision to transition 亿博体育app Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN USA to an online only virtual event.

亿博体育app Virtual Expo will take place over several days in early November 2020 in a robust platform designed to provide many exciting opportunities for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors to discover, network and help grow their businesses. Going virtual allows attendees 鈥 both domestic and international — to experience 亿博体育app Expo in a new way. Attendees will explore the knowledge-packed educational sessions from the comfort of their home or office. Textile professionals from anywhere in the world can discover new products, chat, network and meet with exhibitors, communicate with colleagues and learn from world-class educators and presenters.

The decision to cancel the live event was not easy. 亿博体育app considered the impending potential cost exposure of exhibitors and attendees, and concerns for safety, as well as travel difficulties inhibiting attendance, and determined this was our best option.  

鈥淭he health and well being of our staff, members and guests is paramount. We had a strong safety plan in place that exceeded the suggested guidelines, but with travel and border restrictions in place along with the rising COVID-19 cases in Indiana, we believe this is the right decision,鈥 said Steve Schiffman, 亿博体育app President/CEO. 鈥淲e look forward to hosting the industry in Nashville, TN next year for our 100th annual in-person Expo.鈥

To prepare for this decision, 亿博体育app consulted the 亿博体育app Board of Directors, industry leaders, exhibitors as well as surveyed previous 亿博体育app Expo attendees to see their level of interest in attending an in-person event in November 2020. What we learned was that there is a great appetite for 亿博体育app Expo just not in-person this year. Although 亿博体育app is disappointed to not to be able to host 亿博体育app Expo in Indianapolis, we are excited to announce that 亿博体育app Expo can maintain its role as the #1 gathering space for innovation, sourcing and networking in the U.S. textile industry.

Virtually, 亿博体育app Expo will host numerous sessions both live and on-demand. Deep-dive education sessions, campfires and the Advanced Textiles Conference will take place right from your computer. Attendees will be able to view, hear and ask questions to speakers along with other attendees. Exhibitors and sponsors will have numerous opportunities to get their sales message in front of 亿博体育app Expo鈥檚 qualified audience through virtual exhibit space, advertising within virtual event software, the digital show guide, sponsored sessions, networking lounges and more.

Attendees will be able to visit with exhibitors by navigating to their virtual exhibit booth which will offer ways to present product information that is easy to access, connect with exhibit booth staff by chat, a live call or setting up an appointment and more. 

For current exhibitors, please know that the 亿博体育app account management team will be in contact over the next several weeks to discuss options regarding the 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020 and 亿博体育app Expo 2021 scheduled to be in Nashville, TN USA, Nov. 1鈥4, 2021.

Registration for the new 亿博体育app Virtual Expo will be announced in August. For more information and answers to 鈥淔requently Asked Questions鈥 on 亿博体育app Expo, please visit .

About 亿博体育app Expo 
亿博体育app Expo is North America鈥檚 largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, hosting more than 300 exhibiting companies annually for an average 4,412 verified participants from 60+ countries. 亿博体育app Expo is produced by Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app). 

About Industrial Fabrics Association International
Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry since 1912. 亿博体育app invests more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies. 亿博体育app provides members with relevant information, sourcing solutions and networking opportunities to sustain and grow their business. For more information visit .