2021 SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference

Please join us for the next SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference August 24th in Raleigh! After a successful experiment in 2019, this event will once again be co-located with Techtextil North America.

Advancements Conference

SPESA’s Advancements Conference is a unique opportunity to not only learn about new ideas, solutions, and technology available for the sewn products industry, but to also ask all the questions you’ve ever wanted answered from the people who create the solutions and products you need.

This conference features SPESA members who are happy to discuss the products they make as well as the challenges they still want to tackle to improve efficiency, speed, and accuracy in sewn products manufacturing. Previous topics include: microfactories, on-demand manufacturing, software connectivity, industry 4.0, robotics, and automation.

The Advancements Conference is meant for sewn products manufacturers – speakers will touch on fashion, apparel, automotive, interior design, furniture upholstery, technical textiles, and more – brands, retailers, suppliers, government officials, and anyone interested in learning more about the latest and greatest innovation in the sewn products industry and what is yet to come.

More details and an agenda will be available soon. If you have any questions, please email marie@spesa.org or maggie@spesa.org.

Techtextil North America 2021

SPESA attendees will receive a Techtextil North America exhibit hall pass and access to the evening reception. This year's show will feature a Texprocess Americas Pavilion and a chance for attendees to meet with machinery, equipment, and technology suppliers to meet all of their supply chain and manufacturing needs.

Learn more about Techtextil North America 2021!


The registration fee for this event is $195, which includes your Techtextil North America floor pass.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space for this event may be limited. We encourage you to buy your tickets as soon an possible.

Register now!


SPESA members interested in sponsoring and presenting at the 2021 Advancements Conference should contact Michael McDonald at michael@spesa.org or (336) 202-3605.

Important Notes:

  • SPESA will be following the CDC's recommended Covid guidelines for this event. Event details and safety instructions will be shared with attendees before the event.
  • Advancements attendees should NOT purchase a Techtextil North America exhibit hall pass, it is included as part of your SPESA registration. However, if you are interested in purchasing access to the Techtextil North America Symposium, you must do so separately.
  • The SPESA Advancements Conference is NOT part of the Techtextil North America Symposium.
  • Refunds for this event are available until July 24th. After this date, refunds may be issued on a case by case basis.