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Online Registration Now Open For IFAI Expo 2005

( Roseville , Minn. – July 25, 2005)  Online registration for the annual Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Expo 2005 is now open at www.ifaiexpo.info. The event, held October 27-29, 2005 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio , Texas will feature two symposiums, more than 450 exhibiting companies and over 90 educational sessions.

“IFAI Expo 2005 will be the biggest event for the specialty fabrics industry this year,” commented Jennifer Thompson, IFAI Director of Conference Management, “We are expecting increased attendance from Mexico , Central and South America and Asia . This will truly be an international event.”

Attendees can also register to attend two pre-conference symposiums, Fabric Structures 2005 and Textiles & Graphics 2005 held October 26 – 27, 2005.  Fabric Structures 2005 explores fabric as an architectural ingredient through more than 20 educational sessions and networking opportunities available for architects, designers and engineers of diverse fabric structures. Textiles & Graphics 2005, which is organized in collaboration with the Banner, Flag & Graphic Association, a division of IFAI, will examine the growing textiles, print and graphics industry for designers and manufacturers who are new or experienced in using textiles as a digital print substrate.

New at this year’s event, the Advanced Fabrics Exposition presented by Industrial Fabric Products Review, will feature a dramatic collection of objects and prototypes displayed alongside the fabrics that inspired them.  The display of collections will include furniture, architectural systems, clothing, habitat, bowls, vases, bags and more.

To register for IFAI Expo 2005 or to receive more information, visit www.ifaiexpo.info, or contact Tracie Coopet at +1 651 225 6947 or e-mail tkcoopet@ifai.com.

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