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The Biltmore
Coral Gables, Florida

November 4-5, 2015


Industry Ideas Worth Sharing

Biltmore Hotel

Conference Fact Sheet: http://goo.gl/sKpBQh

Biltmore Hotel Reservations: (800) 727-1926 Group Code 5009

The SPESA 2015 Executive Conference is for sharing ideas so that others can make them happen. Too often I think we (by we, I mean people in general) hold onto ideas that we can’t manifest currently. Sometimes we hold onto ideas because we’re afraid of others profiting over what we perceive to be an original idea. This fear stems from the old deficit mindset that sees the world as a place with fixed definitions of success and limited resources.
Instead today’s world is really a place of unlimited potential and opportunity for more than just a few people to develop common ideas. We’re constantly inspired by others and often are on the same page as others without realizing it.

Freely sharing ideas is one way to make our sewn products industry better. Thus, the SPESA 2015 Executive Conference is dedicated to allowing others to manifest those ideas so that they come to life.

Nothing is stronger than an idea.
Share your ideas in Coral Gables.

The Biltmore Hotel is a truly unique property in comparison to other business hotels and conference facilities. Built in 1926, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and is the only hotel with this designation in Florida. The hotel was restored pursuant to a Federal program which uses revenues from private sector operations to restore and maintain properties regarded as National treasures worthy of preserving in perpetuity. Given its status, the hotel is a preferred destination for heads-of-state and dignitaries as well as for political and government conferences. The Biltmore was selected as the White House hotel of choice for the Summit of the Americas and has also been the home to the offices of FTAA and the Governor for the past ten years. The total economic impact of the Biltmore is estimated at $110 million to the City annually. In light of these facts, the Biltmore is a perfect location for conferences, enabling companies to conduct their business in a high-quality environment while supporting a governmental objective to preserve important historic monuments for posterity.

The Biltmore is located in the heart of Miami, 5 miles from the Miami International Airport, 8 miles from South Beach, and just minutes from the Coral Gables and Brickell business districts with great area restaurants, shopping, theaters and nightlife. The Biltmore offers complementary car service within the City of Coral Gables, and can arrange taxi, limousine service and car rental. Valet service available and self-parking is complimentary.

Conference Registration: https://goo.gl/4hPVg7

Biltmore Hotel Reservations: (800) 727-1926 Group Code 5009

Members in the News

Alvanon has announced that C&A Buying GmbH & Co. has been awarded the highly respected AlvaInside Certification, the world’s first and only professional accreditation dedicated to apparel fit consistency.
The AlvaInside Certification is awarded to C&A for its efforts to establish a more consistent fit for products across its size range.  As a result of the certification C&A is now using the AlvaInside logo and “Consistently Accurate Fit Certified by Alvanon” on specified garment labels in its newly launched Autumn/Winter 2015 ladieswear and denim ranges.

Messe Frankfurt in collaboration with World Textile Information Network (WTiN), is creating a new platform for digital textile printing technologies called Avanprint.
Avanprint will be launched from February 15-18, 2016 at the Texworld and Apparel Sourcing international shows in Paris according to a Messe Frankfurt press release.

Tukatech has released TUKA3D 2015, the newest version of Tukatech’s 3D system for digital development from prototyping to ecommerce.
TUKA3D 2015 is a thoroughly tested version with over 14 months of use in 27 different companies with different brands, products, and applications, resulting in a system that has helped eliminate physical sample making.

Gerber Technology’s AccuMark 10 Increases Productivity, Collaboration in Pattern Design
Gerber Technology announced the availability of the AccuMark 10 intelligent pattern design, grading, planning and marker making software solution. In addition to digital printing capabilities and other features that increase productivity throughout the system, AccuMark 10 will also offer a fully integrated 3D solution for garment development and pattern making as an optional module.

Lectra Reinforces Agreement with Jiangsu Kuangda
Lectra announces the reinforcement of its strategic agreement with Jiangsu Kuangda Automobile Fabric Group, one of the largest producers of automotive interior fabrics and car seat covers in China. To meet increasing demand and support its business development strategy, Kuangda has chosen to equip its three newest plants, scheduled to open in 2015, with Lectra’s Vector® fabric cutting solution.
Kuangda has become one of the top three car seat cover manufacturers in China with customers that rank among the top OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers in the world. The company produces up to 1.2 million seat covers per year and demand has been steadily increasing over the past three years.

Tukatech Releases MyBodee 3.0
V3 includes a completely reworked user interface that's easier than ever to navigate. Whether you're a clothing professional, a fitness or sports trainer, or a medical physician, V3 is loaded with new and exciting ways to view and utilize anthropometric and shape data with the hassle of a measuring tape. Examples include the ability to load any number of scans for a subject and the ability to average body measurements from multiple scans within a day. The ability to save custom measurements or edit measurements allow tailors to customize garments to create a better fit.


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