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Three Great Events Organizers Report Strong Attendance SRO Seminars

Organizers of Three Great Events, a triennial colocation of Material World, SPESA Expo and Technology Solutions, reported strong, diversified, global participation and seminars with standing-room-only (SRO) audiences at the 2007 gathering, held earlier this month at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

"We were extremely pleased to have the opportunity once again to join forces with SPESA Expo to bring together a comprehensive industry gathering," said Tim von Gal, president, Material World. "All three sectors experienced solid success and each benefited from the momentum the combined event generated. In addition to industry networking, fabric sampling, demonstrations of garment production capabilities and technology, Material World continues to distinguish itself as a trade show where orders are written."

"The collaboration and cooperation among the three organizations strengthened our individual products and facilitated business and educational opportunities," said Benton Gardner, executive vice president, SPESA.

Material World, owned and produced by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions LLC, is an official event of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va. SPESA Expo is owned and produced by the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), Raleigh, N.C. Technology Solutions is jointly produced by Urban Expositions, AAFA and SPESA. The three colocated shows featured exhibitors from the Americas, Europe, China, India and Pakistan showcasing machinery and equipment; fabric, trims, yarn and components; full-package solutions; technology; and a range of services including freight forwarding, forecasting, financial, and color and trim. Educational seminars; special AAFA/SPESA-sponsored programs such as The Executive Sourcing Summit and The Leadership Forum: Benchmarking Effective Brand Management; Sepals Cool Zone featuring state-of-the-art technologies to support a totally digital textile/apparel supply chain; a Trend Pavilion; a Garment Trend area; and other presentations rounded out the offerings.

May 22, 2007