Happy New Year!
It’s going to be a busy one for SPESA, so let’s jump right in.
SPESA will host three major events this year, each one a unique experience for the sewn products industry. First, the 2023 SPESA Executive Conference will take place March 30-31 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. SPESA events are all about engagement, engaging our audience and our host community, and allowing event attendees to learn from one another as well as the expert speakers we invite. The San Juan conference will provide a good opportunity for attendees to explore a different side of U.S. manufacturing, and to discuss topics like sustainability and nearshoring, with a focus on Latin America.
In May, we will once again be traveling to Atlanta for Texprocess Americas! The 2023 show is THE year for the sewn products industry to get back on track and highlight the innovation, technology, and solutions that SPESA members and other sewn products suppliers have been working so diligently to create in the past few years. This year’s event will showcase new products and services that are high-tech or revolutionary for the industry; resources for job-seekers and connecting businesses with future employees; additional on-floor networking opportunities; and a joint SPESA/Messe Frankfurt Opening Reception that will blow your socks off!
Finally, in October, SPESA will be teaming up with the International Apparel Federation to bring the World Fashion Convention to the United States for the first time in almost twenty years. Attracting a global audience, the World Fashion Convention provides attendees from across the global fashion, apparel, and sewn products industries an opportunity to better understand the industry and outlook of that year’s host country and, for local attendees, an opportunity to network internationally and to learn about global developments. The 2023 event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, multiple networking opportunities, B2B matchmaking, and many fun and exciting activities around our host city of Philadelphia.
More details about all of our upcoming events will be shared with SPESA members and Behind the Seams subscribers over the next few months. Please check the SPESA website (www.spesa.org) or contact the SPESA team if you have any questions.