The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced in a Dec. 1 press release the postponement of its second IFAI Expo Asia in Singapore.
The release said that due to the uncertainty of the completion of construction at the Suntec Center, and the continuing softness of the global economy, it will postpone its Expo Asia 2012 trade event originally scheduled for June 26-28 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
According to IFAI’s conference management vice president, Todd Lindemann, “This decision will allow us to evaluate the date and venue for the event. We expect the second edition of IFAI Expo Asia to be bigger and draw larger attendance, and we are carefully planning for that success.”
IFAI Expo Asia 2011 had a strong premiere March 22-25, 2011, in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, according to the release. The 2011 event included 90 exhibitors and more than 1,400 registered participants from 45 countries.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International is the largest and longest-running textile trade organization in the world, celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012. IFAI publishes seven market-specific magazines in print and online, organizes global industry events such as IFAI Expo Americas 2012 in Boston and Geosynthetics 2013 in Long Beach. IFAI supports the growth of nearly 1,900 member companies located in 54 countries.