Keynote Speaker Jeff Butler
Kick Off the Show
Join us for an exciting keynote to begin your Expo experience!
Butler is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. His experience spans over 40 industries on four continents on how different cultures and employees interact with each other. He studies common threads of behavior in industries such as IT professionals, underground utility workers, police officers to clothing retail chains. As a researcher and practitioner, he also runs a consulting company and a tech company, TrinityFix, where he is able to test his ideas in different workplace environments. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice and appeared in dozens of media outlets He has written two books on human behavior, The Authentic Workplace and The Key to The New You.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8:30-9:45 am. Included with all registration types!
Expo Show Stoppers
The Show Stopper program was created to recognize the best of the best on the show floor, everything from improved applications to revolutionary designs.
Show Stopper participants and winners will be featured in Expo media and highlighted in their booths exclusive Show Stopper promotion.
2023 winners will be announced in the fall. Check out Show Stopper entries dating back to 2015 here!
Mix and Mingle
Network with fellow attendees and exhibitors after the first day of Advanced Textiles Expo at the Opening Reception. Enjoy refreshments and great conversation to wrap up the first day of the show.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5-6 pm. Included with all registration types!
Join the Party
Industry Night returns for a night filled with live music from ATA member band Hangin’ by a Thread. Hosted at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, which is a place is for music-lovers, food-lovers, drink-lovers, and a helluva-lot-of-fun-lovers. Industry Night attendees will enjoy live music, great drinks, and food. Industry Night requires an add-on ticket. Limited availability, don’t wait to buy.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7 pm. Add-on purchase required.
Observe and Learn
The Demo Area is a hands-on educational space for both makers and materials suppliers. Maker companies will be able to learn a variety of manufacturing techniques while at the same time it is an opportunity for textile suppliers to see how their products are fabricated into end products.
Division Update Meeting
Stay in the Loop
Enjoy a cup of coffee and grab a seat for this annual update, now featuring all Divisions! Members and non-members are encouraged to join ATA membership program staff for a Division update to learn how member programming and other offerings among all membership Divisions can serve your company. This is a chance to engage with your division leaders and learn more about the other market segments that ATA serves.
Attendees will then be invited to tour the awards gallery on the show floor to view the winners of the International Achievement Awards and more!
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1-1:30 pm.
Orlando Fun Run/Walk
Advanced Textiles Expo’s Annual Fun Run/Walk is back! Participants will be guided on a morning fun run or walk by experienced locals through Orlando. Experience all the local views Orlando has to offer with your preferred pace group, at your desired distance of 1 mile or 5k!
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:15 am. Add-on purchase required. Meet at the Entrance of the Convention Center.
Pet a Puppy Fundraising Booth
The cutest booth on the show floor is coming back to Advanced Textiles Expo! Take a break or bring your business to the puppy booth. Proceeds to be donated to a local animal rescue. Give to a good cause, recharge with puppy cuddles, or even adopt a dog!
Join Us in Celebration
Come view outstanding and innovative projects representing the latest accomplishments in design and manufacturing within the specialty fabrics industry in our International Achievement Awards Gallery. View all Award entries alongside the winners spanning over 40 categories.