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SPESA Member Announcement: 2024 Advancements Conference Call for Speakers

Member Announcement

SPESA will host its 2024 Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, California, and is seeking presentations that address the latest, most innovative methods and technologies that are offered by SPESA members.

This is an invitation for SPESA members to share news and insights about advanced technologies and product offerings, such as:

  • Automation: Sewing, Robotics, Shop Floor Controls, Software

  • Microfactories: Integration, Software, Equipment, Sourcing, Domestic Manufacturing

  • Product Development: Product Development, Pattern Making, Fit, 2D/3D Design, Costing

  • Spreading/Cutting: Fusing, Cut Order Planning, Spreading, CNC Cutting, Material Handling

  • Finishing: Pressing, Embellishment, Finishing, Laundry

  • Logistics: Packaging, Distribution, Info Flow, Warehousing

  • Other New & Exciting Innovations Impacting the Industry Today

We will plan to use the same successful strategy as past Advancements Conferences and organize the speakers into panels that allow for audience engagement and in-depth discussion of specific topics. Therefore, once we have confirmed interest, our team will be working with all speakers to set up panels of 3-4 people and narrow down the hot topics we will cover.

This conference is targeted at mid- and upper-level managers from a wide range of companies, including suppliers, brands, and manufacturers, interested in learning more about the latest and greatest in sewn products technology. Past Advancements Conferences have hosted more than 100 engaged customers, prospects, and other industry professionals excited about hearing the latest and greatest that the sewn product suppliers have to offer.

The cost to participate as a Sponsor & Presenter is $800. This sponsorship includes the following:

  • Participation as a speaker at the conference

  • Recognition in all pre-event email marketing & social media promotions

  • Exhibition table at the conference

If you want to participate/sponsor, we will need:

  • Your commitment by Friday, January 19, 2024;

  • A title and brief description of your innovative methods and/or advanced technology before Friday, February 16, 2024;

  • Your final presentation (if applicable) by Friday, April 5, 2024.


Sponsorship/presentation suggestions and questions should be sent to Michael McDonald at


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