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We are very excited to be celebrating 100 years as an organization and have another great conference and expo planned.  Here is the current schedule with more to be added as details are finalized.

Thursday Evening 1/16/2019 
Opening Night Presentation with a Pizza and Beer dinner - "Communicating with Customers" from the perspective of two generations by the owners of Robbie's Canvas.

Friday 1/17/2017
A full day of awning and marine seminars and discussions ranging from prospecting and selling strategies and techniques to the latest in marine canvas fabrication methods and an informative, inspiring presentation by the owners of some of our industry's oldest companies.

Friday Evening 1/17/2019
"Dress to Look Your Best"  for a  fabulous Friday evening 100th anniversary celebration at the historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA. There will be a sit down, plated dinner and live music throughout the evening.

Saturday 1/18/2019
Expo day will feature over 50 of our industry's leading manufactures and distributors exhibiting their latest and greatest products and services.   Plus live demonstrations under the tent. In addition we will have artifacts, photos and equipment on display provided by NECPA members dating back over 100 years in the NECPA museum area .


The NECPA's Annual Meeting & Awning and Marine Canvas Products Show is a great opportunity to connect with hundreds of your peers who share the same interests and business concerns as you!

  • Facetime With Industry Leaders

Meet one-on-one with the leading vendors in the canvas products industry. Get face time with representatives from AutoMetrix, Bainbridge, FutureGuard, Sunbrella and many, many more who can help you develop your business and offerings to your customers!

  • Know The Latest Trends

Stay up-to-date on the latest trends, techniques and fashions at our vendor-led workshops! You will have exclusive access to the latest and greatest information in the awning and marine canvas industry to propel your business to the top next season.

  • Be Smarter About Your Business

Attend educational seminars on everything from design and installation to sales and business management. Whether you are awning or marine, production or management, you will learn from the instructors and sessions that are right for you and your team.

  • Rev Up

Get refreshed and energized about your company, industry and rev up for the next season with new ideas and new connections to make this year's season a great success!

  • Wind Down

Enjoy fabulous networking lunches and dinners, exciting events!


DCU Center

50 Foster Street

Worcester, MA 01608


  This was my first trade related gathering and it was so affirming to be among a group of people that were of like mind and focus. The networking was wonderful and I loved being able to talk the awning language with so many experienced professionals. The expo package was a bargain for all that was offered, including good food! What a bonus. The museum venue was an added bonus...   

- Suzan Muldown, Montana Custom Awnings


What You'll Find

Our Annual Conference and Expo provides a peek into the latest and greatest products and services for the awning and marine canvas industry. Meet over 50 vendors at our Expo and learn the latest techniques and best industry practices during our conference seminar tracks.  The weekend is also filled with many networking events that you'll surely find both entertaining and productive!

Who Should Attend?

Any professional working in or serving the awning and outdoor fabric industry should attend our annual Awning and Marine Canvas Products Show.  Manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, retailers and service providers all attend our conference and expo to see the latest innovations, gain new insights, and connect with business colleagues both old and new.


NECPA Cancellation policy – Attendees and Exhibitors

Cancellations made before January 4 th will receive a 50% refund to the original debit/credit card used for registration. Notifications should be emailed to by this date. No refunds of any kind will be given for cancellations made after January 4 th. Cancellations of hotel reservations and/or transportation are the sole responsibility of attendees and/or exhibitors. NECPA is not liable for any charges incurred.

NECPA is a non-profit organization and we thank you for your support of the NECPA Annual Expo.

Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, fabricator, retailer or service provider, the NECPA would love to have you join us! Find out more about our organization, or join today.
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