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SPESA to Host Its First Ever Virtual Executive Conference Later This Month


Raleigh, NC – SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas) announced in September that registration was open for its 2020 Virtual Executive Conference, taking place October 29 & 30. The two-day event is free for both members and nonmembers to attend.

The 2020 conference will focus on the Past, Present, and Future of the Sewn Products Industry which seems appropriate as SPESA celebrates its 30th anniversary and looks towards a new future post-pandemic. This year's key topics will be technology, exploring how it comes into play during manufacturing, within product, and at retail, and supply chains, looking at how they have changed in the last year and what to expect moving forward. The conference will also touch on the global economic outlook moving into 2021 and beyond, and the potential ramifications of the upcoming U.S. elections.

“I think we can all agree this year has been like no other,” said SPESA President, Michael McDonald. “As our members and the industry navigate new roads ahead, we want to be a valued resource along the way. While I’ll miss seeing folks in-person, I do look forward to gathering virtually and sharing insights with leaders across the industry.”

The conference will feature a total of four hours of education spread across two days, with a few fun surprises sprinkled throughout. As always, the conference is open to not only SPESA members, but to anyone interested in learning more about the current issues, trends, and policies impacting the global sewn products industry.

For more information on conference registration visit For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Maggie McDonald at or Marie D’Avignon at


Formed in 1990, SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas) is the largest trade association in the Americas solely devoted to the advancement of suppliers of machinery, technology, ancillary equipment, parts, services, and other solutions for the development, manufacture, and distribution of sewn products. SPESA members serve the apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, military, technical/industrial textiles, and other sewn products segments. SPESA promotes and coordinates business and social interaction and provides opportunities for the sharing of industry-specific and general business information for its members and their customers. Learn more at


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