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IDEA16 headed to Boston

August 5, 2014

Venue change caused by renovations in Miami.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, confirmed the IDEA2016 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, May 3-5, 2016. The venue for the show was changed due to renovations planned for the Miami Beach Convention Center, where IDEA has been held since 2001. INDA chose Boston in May as the best location for its date, size requirements and overall show and visitor experience.
To accommodate the show’s continued growth, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) offers IDEA a space equivalent in size and shape to that of Miami Beach and will be the only event occurring at the BCEC during the three days. IDEA's last edition in 2013 attracted close to 7,000 industry participants from 72 countries and INDA expects that IDEA2016 in Boston will attract similar numbers.
As “America’s Walking City,” Boston offers an activity-filled waterfront location with world-class hotels, restaurants, historic and cultural attractions and nightlife for after show hours. Boston is easily accessible by plane for international and national visitors and has excellent train service from New York City. 
With dramatic, sweeping views of Boston’s expanding waterfront, the state-of-the-art BCEC provides flexible exhibitor space, a dynamic video wall and media tower, on-site.
“We are excited to bring IDEA2016 to Boston,” says INDA president Dave Rousse. “The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center provides the large, contiguous, high-quality space we need for an event of IDEA’s size and caliber without any other competing events, providing more value for our exhibitors. The city of Boston offers urban sophistication and New England charm with endless opportunities for conducting business, learning, and socializing with industry colleagues and friends.”
The BCEC has earned a rare gold standard from the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), making Boston’s BCEC only the fourth center in North America and the 12th worldwide to have been awarded this top standard, the highest certification level a convention facility can achieve under strict AIPC guidelines.
“We intend to return IDEA to Miami Beach in the future, but this opportunity to experience a world-class facility in Boston will make this event a most memorable experience. We’ve had a great response to this new venue for our triennial event and exhibit space sales have already been brisk,” says Rousse.

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