NEW YORK CITY — October 17, 2016 — Alvanon president and global fashion business authority Ed Gribbin will address attendees at the SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference 2016, Wednesday afternoon, November 2, and act as moderator at the SPESA Executive Conference, November 3-5, Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel.
Gribbin’s presentation, titled “Why Speed To Market Matters… And What You Can Do To Get Faster,” will take a discerning look at how retailers, brands and designers can earn sustainable customer engagement by cutting the time of design to finished product in half.
“The fashion industry is under intense competitive pressure both from within and from online disruptors, such as Amazon.” Gribbin says. “Manufacturers and suppliers alike have an incredible opportunity to be an integral part of the solution, and grow their businesses in the process, by embracing and facilitating speed to market strategies.”
Gribbin’s talk will explore needs for disruptive thinking, innovation and the willingness to take risk as part of the solution.
The SPESA Executive Conference
Gribbin will moderate a series of presentations covering current issues and trends including domestic and regional manufacturingat the three-day SPESA Executive Conference.
“Attendees will hear inspirational and business-building stories, and be kept up to date on increasingly significant industry issues, such as reshoring,” Gribbin says.
Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, is an active supporter of reshoring at traditional fashion manufacturing hubs, such as New York City, London and Hong Kong.
A sampling of SPESA Executive Conference presentations includes:
Keynote address by Lee Ellis, Colonel (Ret.) – US Air Force, “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.”
- “How a Two-Time Olympic Rower Built a Made-in-America Business Known Worldwide,” by John Strotbeck, CEO – Boathouse Sports
- “Local for Local – Under Armour’s Vision for the Future of Manufacturing,” By Jamie Dunbar, Vice President Lighthouse Apparel – Under Armour
- “Localization: Industry Reshoring and Resurgence,” by Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior International Trade Specialist U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA).
Posted October 18, 2016