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'Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies'

June 20, 2017 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL


The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference will be held on June 20, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

The Conference will focus on 'Understanding the Technology of Things' (ToT) in the manufacturing of sewn products and flexible materials.

Understanding ToT will help transform the entire manufacturing process which will enable higher productivity at lower costs.

Register at www.spesaTechConference.com.

Held Concurrently with Techtextil North America 2017

The fourteenth edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held June 20-22, 2017 at the McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling.

The Techtextil North America Symposium will address market developments, technological information, new technical processes and products, as well as international industry trends.


Join Us In Memphis!

SPESA's 2017 Executive Conference

The Peabody Hotel | November 7-9, 2017 |Memphis, TN

The Peabody Hotel - Memphis

Learn from and share with industry, government and academic leaders on a wide range of current issues and trends including domestic and regional manufacturing, workforce training, economics, government legislation, and more.

The SPESA Annual Executive Conference has become a “must attend” event for everyone from suppliers to manufacturers to brand and retail executives.

SPESA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.
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Members in the News
Texprocess Americas Wins Award
Two Editions In a Row

Trade Show Executive Magazine has awarded Texprocess Americas two awards for the Fastest 50. Each year winners are selected based on the highest percentage of growth in each of the following categories; net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees. This year Texprocess Americas brings home for the second edition in a row (2014 and 2016) awards for net square feet of paid exhibit space, and number of attendees.

Texprocess Americas, co-produced by SPESA, was held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia May 3-5, 2016 alongside co-located shows Techtextil North America and JEC Americas. The three in one show brought in over 9,000 visitors from top industry executives, buyers, designers, engineers, technical directors, plant managers, product development managers, media and more.

The Georgia World Congress Center will host Texprocess Americas again with Techtextil North America May 22-24, 2018.

A&E Launches Innovative Reflective Industrial Sewing Thread

American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, announced the official launch of a new product in reflective innovation, Anefil™ Reflector. Anefil™ Reflector is a reflective, specialty industrial sewing thread used in coverstitch and overedge applications for use primarily in activewear, workwear, safety apparel, swimwear, denim, footwear and other reflective markets. 

Messe Frankfurt North America Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

German trade show giant, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, together with its North American subsidiary Messe Frankfurt Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia, also known as Messe Frankfurt North America is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As the sole subsidiary in North America, the US based regional office has upheld the standards and traditions that continue to carry and spread the Messe Frankfurt name.

Sustainability Made Simple with YuniquePLM and Texbase Integration

Gerber Technology, a world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the integration between YuniquePLM and Texbase, helping companies simplify their delivery of innovative and socially responsible products in the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries.


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