Experiential marketing and tent design

April 25, 2018

As the corporate industry becomes ever more competitive for attendees’ attention, the winners will be the ones who go beyond traditional event design to deliver a memorable, engaging experience—and one way to do that is through innovative tent design. But just what role is experiential marketing in today’s tent industry? A big one, say the …

Fair trade: imports, tariffs and the textile industry

April 24, 2018

In August 2017, the President formally instructed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to determine whether to launch a 301 investigation of “laws, policies, practices, or actions of the Government of China that may be unreasonable or discriminatory and that may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development.” After deciding …

IFAI names new president and CEO

April 20, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, the new president and CEO of IFAI. He will replace Mary Hennessy, who is retiring June 1, 2018, after holding the position for the last six years. Schiffman had a long and successful career in publishing before …

Serge Ferrari Group acquires Italian manufacturer Plastitex

April 18, 2018

Serge Ferrari Group has acquired Plastitex, an Italian manufacturer of specialty composite materials for indoor and outdoor furniture. Besides its expertise in new product design, Plastitex will provide Serge Ferrari Group with extra capacity and additional manufacturing flexibility. Through Plastitex, Serge Ferrari Americas, based in Pompano Beach, Fla., will now offer a new service of …

Tent Conference 2018 brings industry leaders together

April 1, 2018

Industry leaders gathered in West Mesa, Ariz., in January for education, networking and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) meeting at Tent Conference 2018. In the opening educational session, attendees were introduced to new TRD code consultant Paul Armstrong, P.E., C.B.O., and TRD code committee member Ron Anstey, investigator and section chief with the New …

IFAI 2018 State of the Industry report highlights trends in the tent rental industry

The U.S./Canadian tent rental market grew in the mid-single digit figure range in 2017 and is projected to be similar in 2018. Notable trends in the tent rental market in 2017 include: Better weather in the spring and summer of 2017 contributed to an increase in the number of events held in 2017. Increased demand …

Sleek tents make a statement at Toronto Fashion Week

Sleek tenting by Regal Tent Productions makes a statement at Toronto Fashion Week events. Fashion, art, music, culture—and tenting. What would the iconic bi-annual festival Toronto Fashion Week® be without elegant tenting to set the stage for the celebration? Stoney Creek, Ontario-based Regal Tent Productions manufactured and installed tenting for Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2017, …

Nautical decor gets a feminine touch under a wedding tent in Maryland

Elle Ellinghaus, founder of Elle Ellinghaus Designs, Baltimore, Md., has a hard time choosing a favorite element from a tented wedding reception at Kirkland Manor, along Maryland’s Miles River. Under a tent installed by Eastern Shore Tents and Events LLC, Chestertown, Md., Ellinghaus combined a feminine blush and white palette with subtle nautical decor and …

IFAI Canada establishes John Lee Outstanding Achievement Award

IFAI Canada has honored John Lee, founder of J J L Events and long-standing IFAI member who passed away in October 2016, with a new award inspired by his legacy of service, dedication to IFAI and his willingness to share and give back. A pioneer in the fabric and tension structure industry for more than five …

A mono-pitch tent sets the stage for the Breakthrough Prize gala

Celebrations! Party Rentals sets the stage for the Breakthrough Prize Gala with a mono-pitch structure. When you are celebrating the world’s leading innovators, your event venue needs to be innovative. Established in 2012, the Breakthrough Prize Gala honors top achievements in physics, life science and mathematics. The “Oscars of Science” attracts a star-studded lineup of …