SPESA To Host Dual Conferences In San Antonio, Texas: Advancements In Manufacturing Technologies Conference And Annual Executive Conference

RALEIGH, N.C.  — September 14, 2016 — The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) will hold dual, back-to-back events at the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. On November 2-3, SPESA will host the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference and will immediately follow it up with its annual Executive Conference on November 3-5. Attendees can participate in either one or both events.

About the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference

Seventh in the series, the Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference is designed to help manufacturers of sewn products improve their quality and manufacturing efficiencies while, at the same time, reducing their lead-times required for production. The Conference showcases the technical knowledge and expertise of leading equipment and technology suppliers in a non-commercial, educational-only event. Registration is open to all sewn products industry professionals at its dedicated website www.spesaTechConference.com.

About the annual Executive Conference

In keeping with the Executive Conference ‘Localization and Globalization’ event theme, attendees will learn from and share with industry, government, and education leaders on a wide range of current issues and trends including domestic and regional manufacturing, advanced technologies, economics, and government legislation. Registration is open to all sewn products industry professionals at its dedicated website www.spesaExecConference.com.

According to SPESA Chairman Mel Berzack and president of Sewn Products Equipment Co., “Too often industry professionals have to deal with conflicting events, tight calendars, tight travel budgets, and long travel distances. By compacting these dual events into one week at a mid-continent destination point between the East and West Coasts we have made it easier on everyone.”

“Our 2016 conferences are designed to provide industry executives with updates on technology advancements along with wide-ranging perspectives on how they can succeed and grow in a fast-changing marketplace,” explained SPESA President Benton Gardner. “In addition to a great lineup of speakers and panelists, attendees will enjoy a networking receptions, dinner, and general session networking breaks. We encourage all industry stakeholders to attend and share in these special dual events.”

Presentation Highlights of the Dual Conferences

Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies conference — November 2-3

  • ‘Exploring Collaboration in A Globalized Apparel Product Development Process’ – Tukatech
  • ‘Advancements in Apparel and Fashion Product Development’ – EFI Optitex [USA]
  • ‘Sewing Quality Must Be Engineered into Your Products to Achieve Best Results’ – A&E
  • ‘How Upfront Labor Costing Can Improve Your Bottom Line’ – Methods Workshop
  • ‘Remote Possibilities – Extending the Boundaries of Supply Chain Visibility’ – Gerber Technology
  • ‘Why Speed to Market Matters… And What You Can Do to Get Faster’ – Alvanon, Inc.
  • ‘The Potential of Technology Creating Disruption!’ – Sewn Products Equipment Co.
  • ‘The Purpose of Proper Planning in the Cutting Room’ – Morgan Tecnica America
  • ‘A Call for Change’ – Lectra
  • ‘Still Searching or Already Stitching Again? INH – Ideal Needle Handling’ – Groz-Beckert
  • ‘Real-Time Visibility: The Key to Improved Manufacturing Operations’ – CGS, Blue Cherry Shop Floor Controls
  • ‘Innovate! How Successful Manufacturers Lead Change in Disruptive Times’ – Henderson Sewing Machine Co.
  • ‘Advancements in Vision Sewing Technology’ – Brother International Corp.
  • ‘Selecting the Correct Needle’ – Schmetz Needle Corp.
  • ‘Welding – A Sewing Alternative?’ – DAP America
  • ‘SAN and MR Needles for Advancement in Production of All Sewn Products’ – Groz-Beckert
  • ‘It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s How Addressing the Basics Will Help Make You Successful’ – A&E

Executive Conference – November 3-5

  • ‘Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton’ – Lee Ellis, Colonel (Ret.) – US Air Force
  • ‘Local for Local: Under Armour’s Vision for the Future of Manufacturing’ – Jami Dunbar, Vice President – Lighthouse Apparel – Under Armour
  • ‘Impact of U.S. Election on Textile & Sewn Products Trade Policy’ – Jon Fee, Senior Counsel – Alston & Bird LLP
  • ‘The San Antonio Shoemakers Story’ – Nancy Richardson, CEO – San Antonio Shoemakers
  • ‘Localization: Industry Reshoring and Resurgence’ – Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior Int’l. Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA)
  • ‘Globalization’ – Han Bekke, Chairman of the Board – MODINT (Dutch Trade Association for Fashion, Interior and Textiles) and Incoming IAF President (International Apparel Federation)
  • ‘SPESA Speaks’ – Ed Gribbin, President – Alvanon, Inc.

Posted September 16, 2016

Source: The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA)