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An Exclusive Industry Exploration

May 6-8, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee – Greensboro, GA

Discover a signature experience for industry leaders at Outlook 2019. Dive in to a deep exploration of the industrial fabrics industry and uncover:

  • Essential information, including driving factors and challenges, that will define the future growth of our industry
  • Exclusive insights to power informed decisions that improve our organizations and daily lives
  • Empowered understanding and decreased uncertainty to mitigate risk
  • Expansive, shared knowledge from across industry sectors

Join USIFI, NFI and the Military Division to explore our industry at Outlook 2019.


Schedule at a Glance

Monday, May 6, 2019

1 – 6 pm

Chairman’s Golf Event

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8 – 5 pm

Registration Open

8 – 9 am

Military Morning Breakfast
Sponsored by MMI Textiles

9 – 9:45 am

Military Session: Making (Some) Sense of the DoD Budget

9:45 – 10:30 am

Military Session: Educational Session with the DLA

10:45 – 11:30 am

Military Session: Session with Brian Kenny, YKK

11:30 am – Noon

Military Session: Military Lobbying Efforts

Noon – 1 pm

Lunch
including Opening Remarks & Annual Meeting Updates

1 – 2 pm

Sustainability Discussion Panel

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Yarn is the New Invention

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Synthetic Fiber Review

4 – 5 pm

Washington Update

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception 

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Dinner and Keynote

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 – 8 am

Breakfast

8 – 9 am

Economic Update

9:15 – 10:15 am

Energy Update

10:30 – 11:30 am

Closing Keynote with Futurist, Byron Reese

1 – 6 pm

Annual Golf Tournament

2 – 5 pm

Sporting Clays Shooting Event

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Dinner

*schedule subject to change


Tim Offray, EVP of Business Operations at OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Inc. sums up his experience:

“The Outlook Conference provided an excellent forum to connect with industry experts and broaden my knowledge on a variety of valuable and important subject matters.  As a first-time attendee, I was very impressed by the quality of the speakers, the insight and knowledge they shared, as well as their enthusiasm for the new and unique opportunities that lie ahead for the U.S. textile industry.”