SPESA – Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas – is all set to start its first-ever virtual executive conference today which will continue till 30 October.
As SPESA celebrates its 30 years of evolution, the 2-day conference will aim at discussing the new future of sewn product industry post-COVID-19, while talking about the industry’s past as well as present developments at the same time.
The key topic that will be discussed during the conference is technology as it plays a crucial role in the manufacturing, products, retail and entire supply chain; and the expectations out of it as the industry moves forward after pandemic.
The speakers will also discuss the global economic outlook, which is in a sheer turbulence, and how it will shape up from 2021 onwards. Since US Presidential elections are also about to come, the ramification of the elections is also a subject that would be needing a detailed analysis and that’s on the list of the conference agenda.
Eminent industry’s stakeholders such as Nina McCormack, Chairwoman, SPESA and VP & CFO, DAP America, Inc.; Roger Tutterow, Henssler Financial Endowed Chair and Director (Econometric Center) & Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University; Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; and Sheng Lu, Associate Professor, Fashion & Apparel Studies, University of Delaware will present their topics and sessions on the first day of the conference.
While Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials, US Department of Commerce, ITA; Eric Spackey, CEO, Bluewater Defense, Inc., Arnie Kravitz, CTO, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM); Natasha Spackey, Senior Director of Business Development, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and Jeff Streader, MD, Go Global Retail will remain active on the closing day.
The conference is free to attend for members and non-members of SPESA and the interested person can register to it here – https://spesa2020vec.eventbrite.com