SPESA Sets Live Events Agenda, Starting With August Advancements Conference

Updated: May 19

By Sourcing Journal

This article was published in Sourcing Journal May 13, 2021. We're looking forward to the following events and seeing everyone in person very soon! Visit www.spesa.org to learn more.


SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas), an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry, has several in-person events on tap for the second half of the year and beyond.


“After a year of virtual meetings, SPESA is thrilled to once again welcome our members and the sewn products industry to join us for live events in 2021 and to continue to provide the learning and networking opportunities our industry deserves,” said Michael McDonald, president of SPESA. “Our two cornerstone events are the SPESA Executive Conference and the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference.”


First up is the SPESA Advancements Manufacturing Technologies Conference on Aug. 24 in Raleigh, N.C., offering members an opportunity to share their latest products, innovations and ideas with potential customers. This event will once again be co-located with the Techtextil North America trade show.


The Advancements Conference is meant for sewn products manufacturers. Speakers will touch on fashion, apparel, automotive, interior design, furniture upholstery and technical textiles.


Techtextil North America takes place for three days on Aug. 23-25 in Raleigh. This year’s show will feature the first Texprocess Americas Pavilion, supported by SPESA. featuring machinery, equipment and technology suppliers. The pavilion is designed to foster new business opportunities between exhibitors and attendees.