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SPESA Events

Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference

About SPESA's Advancements in
Manufacturing Technologies Conference

SPESA’s Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference is a unique opportunity to not only learn about new ideas, solutions, and technology available for the sewn products industry, but to also ask all the questions you’ve ever wanted answered from the people who create the solutions and products you need.

This annual conference features SPESA members who are happy to discuss the products they make as well as the challenges they still want to tackle to improve efficiency, speed, and accuracy in sewn products manufacturing. Previous topics include: microfactories, on-demand manufacturing, software connectivity, industry 4.0, robotics, and automation.

But we promise that you won’t have to sit through an eight-hour sales pitch. In 2019, we decided to switch things up a bit and organized our speakers into panels tasked with addressing specific issues facing the sewn products industry and the role technology plays in each. Each panel reserved an hour specifically to answer questions from audience members about their unique issues. (Although, one thing we’ve learned is that most of the issues manufacturers deal with aren’t actually that unique, which is why talking about them in a room full of your peers is so beneficial.)

The Advancements Conference is meant for sewn products manufacturers – speakers will touch on fashion, apparel, automotive, interior design, furniture upholstery, technical textiles, and more – brands, retailers, suppliers, government officials, and anyone interested in learning more about the latest and greatest innovation in the sewn products industry and what is yet to come.