Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies 2020

Join us April 7th in Detroit for the next Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference!

This conference offers an exclusive 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.

Featuring panels of SPESA members who are happy to both 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, the conference will hone in on specific issues facing the sewn products industry and the role technology plays in each. Previous topics include: microfactories, on-demand manufacturing, software connectivity, industry 4.0, robotics, and automation.

Read more about the 2019 Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference.

The 2020 conference agenda and speaker lineup will be available soon.

SPESA members interesting in speaking at this event should email


Registration is now open! A discounted early bird rate of $195 will be available until March 13, 2020, after which registration will be $235 per attendee. Registration includes a full day of education, breakfast, lunch, and an evening networking reception.

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.

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Hotel Info

The conference will be held at the historic Dearborn Inn, just ten minutes from downtown Detroit. Built in 1931 on the former grounds of the Ford Motor Company, the hotel is surrounded by 23 acres of lush landscape and stately properties. A discounted room rate will be available for SPESA attendees until March 16th or until space runs out.

Click here to book your room now.