Keynote Presentations

April 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

NETInc 2019 - Keynote Presentations

 

Keynote Presentation #1:
"Nonwovens and Advanced Textiles Innovations to Commercialization Pathway"

Speaker:
Amit Kapoor, President and CEO, First Line Technology, and Chair of the Advanced Textile Products Division, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

Ever wonder how a product goes from the lab to the market? This presentation will give you insight and a look into how textile products have gone from the Lab to Life Saving.These products are being used by first responders and the military to protect lives from harsh deadly environments. 

  • Hear about the milestones textile innovation takes within the commercialization process
  • Learn lessons from the successes and failures
  • Gain insight into how to rebound from the failures
     

Keynote Presentation #2:
"Advanced Textiles with Nonwovens in the U.S. Market"

Speaker:
Andrew Aho,
Vice President of New Business Development, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

The presentation of the advanced textiles/nonwovens market overview focuses on the U.S. Advanced Textile (AT) marketplace. The presentation will provide a definition for the U.S. Advanced Textile market and specify the key market segments in it—performance clothing, composites, protective clothing, coatings, and smart fabrics/textiles. It will also cover key aspects of the U.S. AT market—including the state of the U.S. AT market, the percentage breakout of market segment shares in the AT market, market growth, trends, opportunities, threats, the directions of nanofiber applications in nonwovens, and a market outlook.
 
 

About Our Keynote Speakers
     
Amit Kapoor

 

Amit Kapoor

President and CEO, First Line Technology, and Chair of the Advanced Textile Products Division, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)


Amit Kapoor has been named one of the Washington, D.C. region’s 40 Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal. In the past several years, Amit has helped guide First Line Technology onto Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in America, the Washington Business Journal’s list of best places to work, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Fantastic 50 list of Virginia’s fastest growing companies.


About First Line Technology, LLC
First Line Technology manufactures disaster preparedness and response equipment. First Line has established itself as a leader in product development and deployment, focusing on emergency response missions, and prides itself on creating products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in hazardous environments. For more information, visit firstlinetech.com.

   
     


 Andrew Aho
 

Andrew Aho

Vice President of New Business Development, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)


Andrew Aho has been with IFAI for over 13 years and currently holds the position of vice president of new business development.

Andrew received a bachelors degree in urban studies and geography from the University of Minnesota Duluth.


About IFAI

IFAI is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industry fabrics industry. It provides events, publications, education, networking, business resources, industry advocacy and more. IFAI works with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle and delivers timely industry content to help members stay informed about the marketplace.  Its divisions provide market-specific activities and benefits to members.  For more information, visit www.ifai.com.