Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SPESA Executive Conference to be held on Oct 17-18
SPESA Executive Conference to be held on Oct 17-18
02
Oct '13
Entitled ‘Reshoring and Economic Recovery’, the October 17-18 SPESA Executive Conference will feature presentations and discussions from industry leaders, association and government officials on the most important issues, trends and legislation facing sewn products retailers, brands, and suppliers.

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas will hold its annual SPESA Executive Conference on October 17-18 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC. Executives from Walmart, Brooks Brothers, and other industry and government organizations will share their views on the growing movement to return manufacturing of fashion, softgoods, and industrial textile products to the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere.

Attendees of the ‘Reshoring and Economic Recovery’ event will also receive briefings on the state of the economic recovery and negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other global trade matters.

According to Al Irvine, SVP of American & Efird and SPESA Chairman, “In response to a host of economic, political, and other factors, fashion and sewn products companies are reawakening to the many benefits of manufacturing in the USA and the Western Hemisphere. This conference will enable retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers to learn from and network with peers, industry leaders, and government officials to gain the information and insight they need to seize these new opportunities.”

In the keynote presentation, Michelle Gloeckler, Walmart Senior Vice President Home will discuss the retail leader’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years. John Martynec, Vice President Domestic Manufacturing for Brooks Brothers Group will speak about why Made in the U.S.A. is such an important part of the iconic brand’s heritage and future.

Other topics and speakers slated for the conference include:

- The Promise of Re-Shoring for Suppliers  - Mike Fralix, President & CEO, [TC]2

- Re-Shoring/Near-Shoring Activity in the Americas - Mary O'Rourke, President, O'Rourke Group

- U.S. Brands and Retailers Rethink Sourcing Strategies - Kevin Burke, President and CEO, AAFA

- Public Policies to Bring Jobs Home - Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing

- What Suppliers Need to Know about U.S. Trade Policies – Augustine Tantillo, President, NCTO

- The Transition from Recession to Recovery - Michael Wolf, Economist, Wells Fargo Securities

- Reshoring: Reality or Wishful Thinking?- SPESA member panel discussion

“We are leveraging the Washington, DC venue to focus on the most important issues, trends, and legislation facing our industry”, noted SPESA Managing Director Dave Gardner. “To make this important event accessible to all, we are also implementing a new time-efficient format that enables attendees to experience all of the presentation content in a single day preceded by an evening reception in close proximity to the U.S. Capitol. We invite all industry executives and managers to register today.”

About SPESA

Formed in 1990, the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is the largest trade association in the Americas solely devoted to the advancement of suppliers of machinery, technology, ancillary equipment, parts, services and other solutions for the development, manufacture, and distribution of sewn products.

SPESA members serve the apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, military, technical/industrial textiles and other sewn products segments.

Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA)

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search