2020 SPESA Executive Conference

Join us October 28-29 in Boston for the 2020 SPESA Executive Conference!

The annual SPESA Executive Conference is a key education and networking event for SPESA members, their customers, and anyone interested in learning more about the current issues, trends, and policies impacting the global sewn products industry.

Check out what you missed during the 2019 SPESA Executive Conference in New Orleans.


The two-day conference features a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and industry case studies to provide an opportunity for attendees to both learn and engage. While our speakers are experts in their fields, no one has all the answers and thus this conference aims to build communication among both speakers and attendees to address the issues facing our industry and find solutions together. Previous topics include: workforce development; trade and tariffs; enterprise risk management and supply chain disruption; reshoring and made in U.S.A. manufacturing; and cobotics and automated technology.

The 2020 conference agenda and speaker lineup will be available soon.


SPESA’s unofficial mandate is to always provide open dialogue, open minds, and an open bar. This conference effectively balances educational sessions with more casual off-site events providing an opportunity to make both business connections and lifelong friends within the industry we all love.

In addition, each iteration of the Executive Conference is in a new city to ensure it is accessible to interested sewn products professionals from all over. So, invite your colleagues, bring your family, and make the SPESA Executive Conference part of your annual travel plans.


Registration is now open! A discounted early bird rate of $595 will be available until July 31, 2020, after which registration will be $635 per attendee. Registration includes all events: 2 days of education, an opening night reception, and a closing night extravaganza.

Spouses are encouraged to join for the two evening events. Spouse registration is $195. Registration is required for all attendees.

If you have any questions, please contact Marie@spesa.org.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie@spesa.org.

Hotel Info

A discounted room rate is available at the historic Omni Parker House for conference attendees until October 2, 2020, or until space runs out.

Click here to book your room now.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!