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38th World Fashion Convention

October 22-25, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA 

38th World Fashion Convention
Post-Event Information

In lieu of a traditional SPESA Executive Conference, SPESA joined forces with the International Apparel Federation (IAF) to host the 38th World Fashion Convention, October 22-25, 2023 in Philadelphia. Visit for more information about the event. You can also scroll below for some post-event information. 

The IAF and SPESA teams wanted to share a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the 38th World Fashion Convention in Philadelphia. The event brought together more than 170 delegates from across six continents for thought-provoking educational sessions, unparalleled networking opportunities, and endless discussions on how we all can play a role in driving the industry forward. Here is some general post-event information: 

Program Presentations & Booklet

Linked here, you’ll find a list of the available presentations from the event. 

Linked here, you'll find the event booklet.

Event Photos

We wanted to extend a massive thank you to Devin Steele from eTextileCommunications. Not only does Devin do an incredible job capturing our events through photography, he also is the number one source of fun at any industry event. If you did not get a chance to meet him in Philadelphia, we highly recommend you connect with him on LinkedIn and subscribe to his newsletterCheck out the collection of event photos here.

Event Media 

Click here to check out some pre- and post-event news coverage about the 38th World Fashion Convention. You’ll also find links to recent news about some of our event speakers and sponsors and the really cool work they’re doing in the industry.

Event Sponsors

The sponsor presence at this year’s event was unprecedented. We are very grateful for the support of all of our sponsors, and we hope that all event attendees had a chance to engage with the sponsors in Philadelphia. If not, we highly suggest you check out each sponsors website at the links below. 

Platinum Sponsor 


Gold Sponsors 

Kornit Digital


Thomas Jefferson University

Silver Sponsors 

Cotton Incorporated



Bronze Sponsors 

American & Efird

CGS, Inc.




Henderson Sewing Machine Co.


Twine Solutions


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