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Sheraton Charlotte Airport
September 17, 2015


SPESA will host a conference entitled “Advancements in Manufacturing Technology” to an audience of apparel and sewn products manufacturers on September 17, 2015 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To be able to be successful in today’s competitive industry, it’s important for all apparel and sewn products manufacturers to stay current with new developments and advancements in technology. Despite the recent global economic difficulties, innovative companies  continue to add new technologies to their manufacturing operations.

The full-day conference – targeted at mid-level and upper-level managers and supervisors – will provide vendor-neutral, factual information to help manufacturers improve their quality and production efficiency while at the same time reducing their lead-time requirements.

  Identify best sewn products manufacturing practices
  Learn about the latest, most innovative technologies
  Exchange ideas with industry colleagues

The Conference registration fee includes two refreshment breaks, lunch, a networking cocktail reception, and post-conference materials.



The Biltmore
Coral Gables, Florida

November 4-5, 2015



The Biltmore 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.

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