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The first MFA Virtual Series
session included an emergency
preparedness panel discussion
with Chandler Clark, Signature
CanvasMakers; Rob Kotowski, Lake
Shore Boat Top Co.; Ron Paratore,
Trivantage LLC and Darren Arthur,
Nautilux Custom Canvas.

MFA Virtual Series delivers
connection and education

T

he three-part Marine Fabricators

" I look forward to attending the

Association (MFA) Virtual Series

annual MFA conference each year, "

wrapped up successfully in March with

says Keri Ames, Yachtsman's Canvas,

each of the two-hour sessions averaging

North Wales, Pa. " It is always a great

nearly 90 participants from around the

platform to expand my knowledge and

U.S., Australia, England, the Netherlands

connect with fellow fabricators. This

and other countries.

year's virtual series delivered both well-

" It was great to see the marine industry

informed seminars and the valuable

coming together online during these last

opportunity to network during a time

few months, " says IFAI Event & Educa-

when in-person conferences were

tion Manager, Barbara Connett. " These

not possible. "

sessions were a convenient opportunity

Event Gold sponsors for the 2021

to engage in tailored industry education

MFA Virtual Series were Continental,

and connect with fabricators and ven-

Herculite, Keyston Bros., Miami

dors in short, convenient blocks of time

Corporation, Sattler Corp., Sunbrella®,

right from their own shop. "

Surefas and Trivantage. General

The Virtual Series provided targeted

sponsors were Fabric Tattoo/Eqodry,

education presented by industry profes-

IMAR Products LLC, Marlen Textiles,

sionals on a variety of topics including

Polyfab USA LLC and WeatherMAX.

emergency preparedness, scaling a

" We received very positive feedback

business and incorporating technology

from attendees and sponsors, including

into fabrication shops. Each session

some shops that are not typically able

also included short interviews with event

to attend the in-person events, " says

exhibitors and sponsors, high-tech virtual

Connett. " There is clearly a place for

shop tours, awards presentations, prod-

this type of virtual event in MFA, and we

Have news to share?

uct giveaways and networking opportu-

will be discussing options for additional

Email: erbernick@ifai.com

nities for fabricators and vendors.

events in the future. "

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