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